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Friday, September 17, 2021

Republicans target Pelosi’s doublespeak

Republicans aren’t letting this one slide.

The GOP has seized on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that the CIA lied about using waterboarding on terrorism suspects, contending that the California Democrat’s remarks have demoralized the intelligence community. House Republicans on Thursday demanded that a bipartisan panel investigate her allegations.

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Cheney unleashes new attack on Obama

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of terrorism policy and defended harsh interrogation methods that Obama has labeled torture.

In a speech at the American Enterprise Institute on the same day Obama defended his approach to terrorism, Cheney said Obama’s decision to ban tough tactics "is unwise in the extreme."

"It is recklessness cloaked in righteousness and would make the American people less safe," said Cheney, long viewed as a leading hawk in the Bush administration.

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Senate approves war funds but not Gitmo closure

The Senate late Thursday approved a 91.3-billion-dollar 2009 budget supplemental to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through October 1, but without funds to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

The senators approved the measure in a voice vote that passed 83 against three, after days of debate over the fate of the 240 prisoners being held at the "war on terror" prison camp at the US naval base in Cuba, which President Barack Obama has pledged to close.

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Obama set to address Naval Academy grads

President Barack Obama wants to assure graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy that he will invest not just in weapons but also in the people who keep the country safe.

Obama was to mark the start of the Memorial Day weekend with his final commencement speech of the season Friday at the naval academy in Annapolis, Md. Administration officials said the president would thank the graduates for their service and praise them for embracing character over celebrity and country over self.

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