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Liz Cheney Offers a Predictable Approach to Climate Change Debate

Nothing.

— Liz Cheney, quoted by the Huffington Post, when asked what the Republican Party should do to address climate change.

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Liz Cheney Raised Less, Spent More Than She Told Reporters

-$183,000

Amount of the deficit in ex-Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney’s campaign account at the end of 2013, despite telling reporters that she raised $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Cheney raised just under $720,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013, but her campaign spent more than $900,000, FEC reports show. “The daughter of former President Dick Cheney dropped out of the race just days after the end of the fundraising period,” reports the National Journal.

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Liz Cheney Pulls a Palin: Quits Race for Wyoming U.S. Senate Seat

The AP is reporting that Liz Cheney, the right-wing extremist daughter of George W. Bush’s vice president, has quit her bid to oust Wyoming’s equally conservative senator, Mike Enzi:

Cheney cited “serious health issues” that “have recently arisen in our family” as the reason for her decision, according to a statement quoted in The New York Times.

The GOP official confirming Cheney’s decision spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak on the record.

Cheney moved her family from Virginia to Wyoming to run for the seat. Her effort to replace Enzi, a Senate veteran, angered and upset many Republicans and her campaign faced a number of problems.

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Most Wyomingites Don’t Think Liz Cheney Is an Wyomingite

50%

Of voters in Wyoming don’t consider Liz Cheney to be a “Wyomingite,” according to a new Public Policy Polling survey, which finds just 31% do. By a 50% to 28% margin they think it would be more appropriate for Cheney to run for the Senate from Virginia than Wyoming. In her GOP primary race with Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), the incumbent crushes Cheney by a 54% to 26% margin.

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Liz Cheney Panders to Half Wits on Twitter

Rarely do I disagree with the best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP.

Prospective Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate (and Maryland resident) Liz Cheney, daring to disagree with her father’s correct assessment that John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was a “mistake.” Liz is either pandering to Palin’s half-wit followers or she’s off her meds.

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Nonpartisan Spin Referee PolitiFact Gives Liz Cheney a Pass Even After Proving She Lied

With the Republicans’ propaganda mills working at full speed, churning out lies, half-truths and disinformation morning, noon and night, there are only a handful of sources that can be relied upon to sort their truths from the lies.

There are at least two excellent liberal sites with the mission of debunking right-wing lies, Media Matters, which was founded by David Brock, a one-time right-wing propagandist who saw the light, and News Hounds, which has the great tagline, “We watch Fox so you don’t have to” — thanks again, guys, for that not-so-small mercy.

Until now, however, there were primarily just two nonpartisan arbiters of spin: Factcheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning unit of the St. Petersburg Times in Florida.

But now, PolitiFact has embarrassed itself by mishandling an incident in June on ABC’s Sunday morning political chat show in which Arianna Huffington challenged a patently false statement by Liz Cheney:

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