February 25, 2013 |
The Oscar for best picture was won by "Argo," the true tale of a secret rescue mission in Iran during the Carter administration. It beat out "Lincoln," the story of how black Americans were rescued from slavery. Does this mean that Jimmy Carter's stock is on the rise? Nope, but Ben Affleck has certainly become a blue-chip player in Hollywood. Politics -- not the Hollywood kind, but the Washington kind -- played a significant role in public perceptions of both films, as well as a third that was nominated for best picture.
August 17, 2004 |
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) pushed the name-calling in the presidential race to a new level Monday, saying Vice President Dick Cheney was a coward for not serving in the Vietnam War and cowardly for his criticism of Sen. John F. Kerry. Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee, recently said that if elected he would pursue a more effective and "more sensitive war on terror that reaches out to other nations and brings them to our side." Cheney has mocked the reference to sensitivity.
February 14, 2006 |
Once it seemed clear that Austin, Texas, lawyer Harry Whittington would survive getting accidentally shot by Vice President Dick Cheney, the incident became instant fodder for headline writers and comedians. The foreign press zeroed in on the shooting as a metaphor for Cheney's political outlook. The Herald in Scotland wrote, "Cheney Bags a Lawyer," while the Sydney Morning Herald headlined its online story "Cheney Hunts Quail and Everyone Else Ducks." The blogosphere took its shots as well.
December 8, 2000 |
Dick Cheney is a Wyoming resident and therefore would be constitutionally qualified to serve as George W. Bush's vice president, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The ruling came from the bench after an hourlong hearing in which lawyers for three Texas residents argued that Cheney had moved to Bush's home state of Texas when he took a job there in 1993.
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March 20, 1989
Just one week after his surprise selection by President Bush, and 10 days after John Tower was rejected by the U.S. Senate, Wyoming Rep. Dick Cheney won Senate confirmation as secretary of defense on a vote of 92-0. What a difference a week or two can make. And Tower, remember, had served for a quarter-century in that very upper house where senatorial courtesy is said to run thicker than blood.
June 29, 2007
Re "The Cheney irony," Opinion, June 26 You have got to be kidding me -- Jonah Goldberg reporting that Dick Cheney's methods may be counterproductive. What rock is he living under? He should stop watching Fox News and drinking the blood of the neocon idols. Old news, young Jonah, old news. What's next week's column: Don Rumsfeld may be losing touch with military needs? Or how about: Osama bin Laden may have been behind 9/11? Can't you dump this guy and just run a banner on Tuesday with Goldberg's mantra: War is good, the poor are lazy, rich white men know best, lock down the borders and bomb anyone who tries to enter these sacred grounds (you know, the ones we massacred the Native Americans for)
February 12, 2004 |
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a combative conservative known for his tough talk on and off the bench, isn't backing down in the face of criticism that he should stay out of a case involving his friend and hunting partner, Vice President Dick Cheney. The two men went on a duck hunting trip last month, three weeks after the court agreed to hear a White House appeal in a case involving private meetings of the vice president's energy task force.
March 17, 1989 |
The Senate today confirmed Rep. Dick Cheney as defense secretary, 92 to 0, one week after President Bush selected the six-term Wyoming congressman to replace rejected nominee John Tower. The ratification procedure ended a nearly two-month Senate struggle over the Pentagon post that was marked by a bitter, partisan debate over the selection of Tower and quick consideration of Cheney.