Tears or no, the feud Vice dramatizes in the Cheney family over Mary Cheney's sexual orientation was very much real. The conflict, which fractured the notoriously close family five years ago, is back in the spotlight thanks to the film, which has drawn serious awards notice and is likely to keep the Cheneys in the headlines through the Oscars. Here, according to previous PEOPLE reports, other news accounts and statements from the Cheneys themselves, is the true story behind their fight, the crux of which was love — familial and romantic. Growing up, the Cheney daughters were a vivacious and personable duo: together on the road, handing out pamphlets and swag at campaign events. While a junior in high school, Mary came out to her family as gay.
'Vice' is no valentine to Dick Cheney (review)
What Vice Gets Wrong About Dick Cheney's Politics - Vice Movie Review
Dick Cheney was on the line, and it wasn't to chitchat. The vice president rarely calls the Senate leader--a Democrat he dismisses as an "obstructionist"--so Tom Daschle knew the topic was important when he hurried into his Capitol office. What he heard was a plea, and a warning. The Senate will soon launch hearings on why we weren't prepared for, and warned about, September The intelligence committee will study the matter, but mostly behind closed doors. Cheney was calling to pre-emptively protest public hearings by other committees.
Nancy Pelosi and Dick Cheney: A Shared Crucible
M ary Poppins Returns will face some unlikely competition for the Golden Globe award for best musical or comedy film in January. Vice, nominated in the same category, is a darkly comical biopic of former US vice-president Dick Cheney. An alternative title might have been Darth Vader Returns. A decade after leaving office, Cheney is widely seen as not only the most powerful VP in American history but also the most despised. But Vice comes at a moment that, with Donald Trump in the White House, Bush has benefited by comparison and undergone a public rehabilitation.
In his speech, Cheney underscored the administration's position that the Iraqi leader remains a threat and must be dealt with sooner, rather than later. That logic seems to me to be deeply flawed. Cheney's speech came in the wake of new words of caution about taking action against Iraq from some leading Republicans. In his speech, Cheney never mentioned Baker or other Republicans who have voiced concern about the administration's planning on Iraq.