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Bush administration cast of characters (a brief overview)

From left: Colin Powell, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Condoleeza Rice, Andrew Card, George Tenet (seated) and Donald Rumsfeld. December 2001 Colin Powell, Secretary of State. Served during Bush’s first term in office, seen as a moderate within the Bush cabinet. … Continue reading

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On Mubarak, counter-terrorism, and the Gipper

13 May 2007 Our Dick was the keynote speaker at the ‘Reagan 100’ event this past Saturday, where he commented on the protests in Egypt and the Obama administration in an interview-style discussion lead by Frank Donatelli. When asked about … Continue reading

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Dick for Maria for Chairman

Unfortunately for Michael Steele, his chairmanship of the Republican National Committee is up for election on 20 January 2011. Holding a two year term, the position could prove to be crucial during the 2012 Presidential election, and major players within … Continue reading

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Congressional Cheney

Cheney was consecutively elected six times as Wyoming’s at-large representative, serving from 1979–1989. From 1981–1987 Cheney was the Chairman of the Republican Party Committee; in 1988 he was elected House Minority Whip where he served for two months before being appointed Secretary … Continue reading

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Ideological origins of the expanded Executive

Cheney began his political career as an intern for William Steiger in 1969, and the Nixon administration shaped his broader political beliefs. Post-Watergate, executive power was at a low; Dick campaigned for Ford (who lost to Carter in 1976) and thereafter … Continue reading

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Military service

Dick came of age to enter US military service in 1959 when he turned 18 years old. He registered for the draft, graduated from Natrona County High School in Wyoming that year, didn’t enlist and later began studying at Yale … Continue reading

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Dick Cheney has no pulse

Metaphorically speaking this may always have been the case, but now it’s literal: this July our Cheney was implanted with a mechanical heart that employs continuous blood flow, leaving him without a pulse. This is only the most recent episode … Continue reading

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