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Cheney’s Coup

A little-noticed three-year-old executive order vastly expanded the powers of the vice president and illuminates how Cheney and his minions led us into war.

Posted on Feb 24, 2006 READ MORE


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David Bohrer / AP

Report: Secret Service Agents Say Cheney Was Drunk While Hunting

Capitol Hill Blue, which bills itself as the world’s first political Internet news site, claims that Secret Service agents say Cheney was “clearly inebriated” at the time of his hunting accident. Truthdig says: The sourcing on this is sort of vague, but the reporter has good credentials.

Posted on Feb 22, 2006 READ MORE



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Whittington Leaves Hospital, Speaks to Press

“We all assume certain risks in what we do…. Accidents do and will happen,” says the 78-year-old lawyer upon being released from the hospital.

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


Bush ‘Satisfied’ With Cheney’s Response to Shooting

The president says “I thought the vice president handled the issue just fine” but declines to discuss details of Cheney’s late disclosure of the hunting accident.

Posted on Feb 16, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney: I’m Sorry for Shooting, Not Sorry for the Delay

In a gesture admirable in its sentiment but inexcusable in its belatedness, the vice president tells Fox News that he alone is to blame for the accident. He called it “one of the worst days of my life.” (video or story)
He does not, however, apologize for having a private citizen break the news to the world—almost 24 hours late.

Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney Shotgun Victim Suffers Heart Attack

Harry Whittington, the 78-year-old lawyer who was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident, has a birdshot pellet in his heart and had “a minor heart attack” Tuesday morning. He is back in intensive care. | story

The ER chief at the Texas hospital, asked if the birdshot could endanger Whittington’s life, responded: “When birdshot is in your body, there’s always the risk they can move. We’ll watch very closely for any migration.”


Continuing Coverage:

  • Account of Doctors raises questions on heart injury

  • Think Progress: Scott McClellan concealed the heart attack from the press.
  • A White House spokesman cracked jokes on the record about the incident (before Whittington suffered the heart attack).
  • The Smoking Gun surfaces the Texas hunting accident report. (hat tip: Huffington Post)
  • The lowdown on what hunting rules Cheney broke.
  • Slow Leak: Time publishes an inside account of why Cheney didn’t publicly disclose news of the accident for 24 hours.
  • Unloading on Cheney: Comedians take aim at the vice president.

  • Posted on Feb 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Mr. Fish - Cheney Shoots Man

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    Dick Cheney commenting on his accidental shooting of Harry Whittington based on the faulty intelligence indicating that the 78-year-old lawyer was a 6-ounce quail
    Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE    


    Cheney Hunting Accident
    Mr. Fish

    Cheney Accidentally Shoots Hunting Partner

    Truthdig says: It strains credulity to suggest, as the White House has, that the vice president couldn’t inform the national media of the incident while also ensuring proper medical care of the guy on the receiving end of his shotgun blast.
    Lots of updates on the next page.

    Posted on Feb 12, 2006 READ MORE


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