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Sec. Rumsfeld, President Bush, and Vice President Cheney at Rumsfeld's farewell paradeBy: Cherie A. Thurlby
Senator Dianne Feinstein made an explosive accusation against the CIA yesterday when she publicly accused the agency of spying on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during a speech on the Senate floor.
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney waded in to the public spat between his two daughters over gay marriage by siding with Liz Cheney, who is against gay marriage rights, in the feud. Cheney and his wife released a statement supporting Liz and that she has always been a proponent of the "traditional definition of marriage." Mary Cheney and he wife claimed that Liz was on the wrong side of history.
The Dick Cheney hunting incident occurred on February 11, 2006, when then U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Kenedy County, Texas. Both Cheney and Whittington call the incident an accident.
In November 2002, KBR was tasked to plan oil well firefighting in Iraq, and in February 2003 was issued a contract to conduct the work. Critics contend that it was a no-bid contract, awarded due to Dick Cheney's position as vice president. Concern was also expressed that the contract could allow KBR to pump and distribute Iraqi oil. Others contend, however, that this was not strictly a no-bid contract, and was invoked under a contract that KBR won "in a competitive bid process." The contract, referred to as LOGCAP, is a contingency-based contract that is invoked at the convenience of the Army. Because the contract is essentially a retainer, specific orders are not competitively bid.
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