He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska , and grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger , eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations. He served as White House chief of staff from to
Dick Cheney on Civil Rights
Cheney defends the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," stating he believes the country has "moved on". Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who has never been as comfortable fighting the culture wars as most conservatives, has endorsed the repeal of the Pentagon's failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" experiment. This is rather a big deal. Cheney may not be a military man himself — he diligently collected five deferments while avoiding the draft during the Vietnam War, famously declaring that he had "other priorities — but he is a former Secretary of Defense who them took work as the top executive of one of the country's primary defense contractors.
Latest Issue. Past Issues. This article is from the archive of our partner. The inter-Cheney war over gay marriage hasn't ended just yet. Former vice president Dick Cheney — torn between one daughter's love and the other's ambitions — issued a statement on Monday that landed heavily on the side of the latter.
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