March 16, 1989 |
This time, mild-mannered Dick Cheney was really mad. House Speaker Jim Wright had broken the one ironclad rule of politics: a deal is a deal. After barely losing a key vote on a budget bill in October, 1987, Wright adjourned the House temporarily, reconvened it shortly afterward and twisted the rules to bring the measure up immediately for another vote.
September 6, 2009 |
Everybody knows how intellectually and physically demanding it is to be an elected official in modern times. You have to ask for people's money to ask for people's votes regularly. You have to spend other people's money all the time. You must thoroughly listen to long legislative debates and important discussions. You must get yelled at in town hall meetings. You must look like you're working and paying attention when, in fact, you aren't. Check out the computer screens of these Connecticut House members (photo right)
July 30, 2000 |
Within moments after George W. Bush picked hard-line conservative Dick Cheney to be his Republican running mate, Al Gore beat a hot path to Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH headquarters in Chicago. He warned the mostly black gathering that Bush's much repeated vow to get more minorities in the GOP was nothing but a smoke-and-mirrors ploy to deceive blacks and Latinos. This was easy for Gore to say.
December 3, 1989 |
In response to Mikhail S. Gorbachev's revolution, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney quite sensibly wants the Pentagon to cut its own spending requests rather than leave them to the chaotic swirl of uncoordinated House and Senate committee actions, single-program staff interventions and sundry lobbying intrusions. That was the ill-chosen course taken by his predecessor, Caspar W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2001
I join my fellow citizens in wishing Dick Cheney good health. If anything serious happened to him, George W. Bush would become president. IRVING BRECHER Los Angeles
September 12, 2011
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July 29, 2005 |
Government scientists were busily scrutinizing videotape of Vice President Dick Cheney today after debris appeared to fall off him during a speech to a business group in Lansing, Mich. Although the speech appeared to go smoothly, only later did scientists notice that debris from Cheney appeared to fall from him as he wrapped up his address. "We are examining the tape to determine the nature of the debris that fell from the vice president's surface," said scientist Kirk Belsher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1988 |
Rep. Dick Cheney (R-Wyo.) was released from George Washington University Hospital on Friday, a week after undergoing coronary bypass surgery, officials said. Cheney, 47, had suffered reportedly mild heart attacks in 1978, 1984 and in June of this year.