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Rachel Maddow Doused In Ice Water For Charity, Names Liz Cheney as Next Challenger: VIDEO

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A couple of weeks ago Fox's Shepard Smith accepted the Chilling for Charity ice water challenge to have a bucket of ice water upended over him to raise money for the Kay Yow Foundation, named for the North Carolina State women’s basketball coach who died of breast cancer in 2009. After suffering the icy dampness, Smith passed the challenge on to Rachel Maddow, who quipped,

So, when I heard that somebody at Fox News had said I should go soak my head I was like, "Yeah, happy Tuesday. What else is new?" But then I found out it was Shep Smith. Ah, more interesting!

Screen Shot 2014-08-03 at 9.25.28 AMShe rose to the challenge, and now Smith will have to make a $50 donation to the charity of his choice in her name. In the meantime, Maddow passed the challenge along to: Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; Bill Dwight, the North Hampton, MA City Council President; and Liz Cheney.

And then ice water was dumped on her head, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rachel Maddow Ridicules Dick and Liz Cheney's 'Laugh Out Loud' Self-Parody Exercise: VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow ridiculed Dick and Liz Cheney for "blessing us" with their video sermon and new group, which has a "slap dash minor league feel" to it, according to Maddow, including a misspelled website, a poorly strategized URL, and a heaping load of "laugh out loud" self-parody and hypocrisy.

"A significant portion of the country is convulsing at the sight of these people as we try to have a reason and informed debate about Iraq...For Dick Cheney and his daughter, it's almost at a level that approaches parody..."

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Dick Cheney's Alliance for a Scared America: VIDEO

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BettyBowers.com puts its spin on the video posted by Dick Cheney earlier today.

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Cowboy Dick Cheney and His Daughter Liz Warn America About Obama in New Video: WATCH

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Former VP Dick Cheney, who led America into a false war against Iraq costing billions of dollars and countless lives, and his daughter Liz have recorded a new video pushing a group they have formed, The Alliance for a Strong America, from which to "advocate for a restoration of American strength and power," (aka "attack President Obama and other Democrats").

Says Cheney in the video:

"Our enemies no longer fear us. Our allies no longer trust us. Empty threats, meaningless redlines, leading from behind, and 'engagement' with rogue regimes, have put America on a path of decline. Threats to America’s security are on the rise. Iran is marching towards a nuclear weapon. Al Qaeda is resurgent, establishing new safe havens across the Middle East, including in Iraq where President Obama withdrew all American forces with no stay behind agreement. He has announced he intends to [do] the same in Afghanistan. Syria has become the most dangerous training ground for Islamic terrorists since the attacks of 9/11."

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The rollout of the group is accompanied by a joint op-ed in the Wall Street Journal blasting Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is "ending" the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—as though wishing made it so. His rhetoric has now come crashing into reality.

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Liz Cheney Abandoning Senate Bid, Cites 'Health Issues' in Family

Liz Cheney is dropping out of the U.S. Senate primary in Wyoming to unseat Mike Enzi, CNN reports:

Liz_cheney"Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign," she said. Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend, CNN reported late Sunday night.

"Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you and your families for the fundamental values that have made this nation and Wyoming great will never stop," she added.

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Enzi was a low-key presence in Washington who was elected in 1996 and, with few blemishes, amassed a conservative voting record in the Senate. He expressed public annoyance at Cheney's decision to mount a primary challenge. A number of his Senate colleagues quickly rallied to his side and pledged support for his re-election bid.

As you may recall, Cheney's bid caused a public family spat to break out over her positions on LGBT rights:

Mary, over the issue of same-sex marriage. Mary Cheney, who is a lesbian, took to Facebook in November to object to Liz's opposition to same-sex marriage, claiming that her sister has previously supported her relationship while saying something very different on the campaign trail. The dispute prompted their parents to weigh in, saying they were "pained" to see the sisters battle over a private matter in full view of the news media.


Dick Cheney Was 'Surprised' by Mary's Facebook Attack on Liz

Former VP Dick Cheney spoke (very) briefly with ABC News about his lesbian daughter Mary Cheney and her wife Heather Poe's Facebook attack on their other daughter Liz Cheney over her position on same-sex marriage:

Cheney“We were surprised that there was an attack launched against Liz on Facebook, and wished it hadn’t happened,” Cheney said at the National Press Club. “It’s always been dealt with within the context of the family and frankly that’s our preference.”

Today, Cheney said the incident is “obviously a difficult thing for a family,” but he declined to comment any further on the controversy or his position on gay marriage.

“That’s as far as I’m going to go on the subject,” Cheney told his interviewer. “Don’t waste your time.”


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