February 25th, 2014
10:10 PM ET

True Politics: Are military budget cuts really putting Americans at risk?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans for steep budget cuts for the military. Under the proposal, the Army would shrink to its lowest troop level in nearly 75 years. Republicans are lining up to slam the plan. Former Vice President Dick Cheney claimed President Obama would "rather spend the money on food stamps than he would on a strong military." Anderson takes a look at criticism from the right and speaks with Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto about what these budget cuts really mean.


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Filed under: Chuck Hagel • Dick Cheney • Jim Sciutto • True Politics
October 22nd, 2013
01:16 AM ET

Vice President Cheney's legacy

Former Vice President Dick Cheney opened up to Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his battle with heart disease. It started a new conversation about his legacy. Andrew Sullivan, who once considered himself a friend and supporter of Vice President Cheney explains why he now calls him a "man who made some of the worst decisions in American history." 
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Andrew Sullivan • Charles Blow • Dick Cheney • Gloria Borger
April 13th, 2010
06:24 PM ET

Interactive: Who will be the 2012 GOP Presidential candidate?

Find out who's on the shortlist, what they bring to the table, and what critics say could hurt them.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Dick Cheney • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney • Raw Politics • Sarah Palin • Tim Pawlenty
February 23rd, 2010
08:55 AM ET

Video: Cheney's medical history

Dr. Sanjay Gupta | BIO
AC360° Contributor
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

Filed under: Dick Cheney • Dr. Sanjay Gupta
February 18th, 2010
04:31 PM ET

Everything you need to know about the CPAC conference

Program Note: Don't miss our reports from CPAC tonight on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

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Conservative activists from across the country spent the first day of the annual CPAC convention discussing policy, blasting the Obama administration and plotting a return to power in November.

The three-day Conservative Political Action Conference features speeches from national political leaders, potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates, 2010 candidates, and the likes of conservative Hollywood-types such as actor Stephen Baldwin.

Opening day speakers included Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist and Liz Cheney.

Go here for information about the conference, including a list of speakers, what's on the agenda for each day and a list of sponsors.

And follow all of our CPAC reporting here...

Filed under: 360° Radar • Dick Cheney • Glenn Beck • Raw Politics • Republicans
February 16th, 2010
03:56 PM ET

Can Obama rebuild bipartisan trust in Washington?

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Mark Halperin

"I guess I shouldn't be surprised by my friend, Joe Biden."

So said Dick Cheney during the bizarre and riveting electronic duel between the former and current Vice Presidents on this past weekend's Sunday morning shows. A tart comment punctuated by the artificial nicety friend is a common device in the congressional culture where both men toiled for years, but from Cheney's lips on this occasion it seemed particularly hollow, buried within a scorching critique of his White House successors. Biden gave as good as he got, blasting the Bush Administration with energy and spirit.

But this was all to be expected. Despite the President's paramount campaign promise to end the bitter recriminations and partisan animus that have defined Washington politics for almost two decades, genuine feelings of friendship across the aisle rarely animate the contours of the debate in Barack Obama's Washington.


Filed under: Dick Cheney • Joe Biden • President Barack Obama • Raw Politics
October 23rd, 2009
02:16 PM ET

Mr. President, take all the time you need on Afghanistan

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Roland S. Martin

Mr. President, please take my advice: never listen to the nutty advice of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Trust me, he gave enough dumb advice to President George W. Bush during the last eight years that it's best that he just keep quiet on anything dealing with Iraq and Afghanistan.

Instead of recognizing that his constant pushing for war in Iraq, which had nothing to do with the tragic events on 9/11, has put American in a tenuous position with the rest of the world, including our allies, Dick "I Took Five Deferments So I Wouldn't Have to Serve in Vietnam" Cheney wants to send more of our men and women into Afghanistan with absolutely no clue as to what the game plan is.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Dick Cheney • Roland S. Martin
August 31st, 2009
01:30 PM ET
August 24th, 2009
02:27 PM ET

Five questions for the CIA IG's interrogation report

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Bobby Ghosh

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and other members of the Bush Administration might have had a tense weekend. After months of delay and controversy, the Obama Administration is expected on Monday to declassify the 2004 CIA inspector general's report into the agency's interrogation program. Cheney, the most prominent of several Bush-era officials who have vociferously defended the program, faces either vindication or more vilification.

Over the past two days news reports have quoted unnamed officials as saying the IG's findings include instances where CIA interrogators used power drills and even a gun to threaten a detainee; on another occasion, as first reported by Newsweek, they allegedly staged a mock execution. If true, these tactics would go well beyond the coercive techniques permitted by the Bush Administration's legal counsel.


July 22nd, 2009
09:46 AM ET

Keep an eye on the spies

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Julian E. Zelizer
Special to CNN

In response to the growing pressure for an investigation into potential abuses by the CIA and former Bush administration officials, Republican Sen. John Cornyn warned: "This is high-risk stuff. Because if we chill the ability or the willingness of our intelligence operatives and others to get information that's necessary to protect America, there could be disastrous consequences."

But Cornyn has it wrong. What chills our national security operations is not the discovery of wrongdoing. Rather, what chills our national security operations is tolerating programs that undermine the credibility of our institutions. When Americans are asked to go to war or are warned of dangerous threats, they must be able to believe the people they are hearing from.

Following the most recent revelations about the CIA, we have reached a tipping point where it is becoming impossible to continue dismissing these allegations as part of the past.

The House Intelligence Committee has announced that it will begin an investigation into the CIA's plans for a covert assassination program to target al Qaeda operatives, including allegations that then-Vice President Dick Cheney instructed the agency to hide the operation from Congress.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Dick Cheney • Raw Politics
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