Former Vice President Dick Cheney predicted his daughter will win the Wyoming Senate primary against Mike Enzi and denied the two men were ever old friends during his appearance on ABC's This Week. The upstart Cheney offspring, Liz Cheney, will win in Wyoming because she doesn't get as much money from Washington, he said. "The fact of the matter is, Washington is not going to elect the next senator from Wyoming, the people of Wyoming will elect the senator," Cheney explains. "Mike has a record, if you go back and review his finances, of getting about 84 percent of his campaign funds from Washington-based PACS. That's more than any senator from either party." The former VP also denied he and Enzi ever went on fishing trips together. Enzi said he was blindsided and disappointed when Liz Cheney entered the race because he thought of Dick as a friend. "Mike also said he and I are fishing buddies, which is simply not true. Never happened," Cheney said Sunday. Ouch.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he's still trying to decide whether he'll run for President in four years. "I don't know yet, and I think it's too early," the popular Republican said on Fox News Sunday. Jindal pushed health care, education and energy as policies the party should try and push in the future if they plan on taking the White House. But Jindal also used his interview to attack the Obamacare roll out. The Louisiana Gov. thinks the administration should give it up and delay the individual mandate. "The pressure is only going to grow," Jindal said. "It's harder for them to justify why they wouldn’t delay the individual mandate." He sees Obamacare's problems extending well beyond the shaky technical problems with enrolment. "Fixing the website is the easy part," he said. "This is symptomatic of a bigger problem... Maybe they’ll bring in Al Gore, the guy who says he invented the Internet," he joked.
Rep. Mike Rogers thinks the French should be grateful the U.S. was spying on their communications. "I would argue by the way, if the French citizens knew exactly what that was about, they would be applauding and popping champagne corks. It's a good thing. it keeps the French safe. It keeps the U.S. safe. It keeps our European allies safe," Rogers said on CNN's State of the Union. "This whole notion that we're going to go after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation-state interest, I think is disingenuous." Reports came out this week alleging the U.S. collected data on over 70 million French phone calls, including some private citizens. Rogers says that part simply isn't true. "There was one slide that the news media was provided and those who were interpreting it to the news media saw that the word France was on the top of it and started a huge amount of discussion about Americans collecting phone calls in France with French citizens. That is 100% wrong, and that's why this is so dangerous," he said. "So when you just go and do a smash and grab, grab a whole bunch of information, see the word 'France,' they misinterpreted some of the acronyms at the bottom of the slide and saw this 70 million phone call figure, this was about a counter-terrorism program that had nothing to do with French citizens."
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