Keyes absent from Ill. GOP team

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The "2004 Republican Team" touted in mailers sent out by the Illinois GOP sidelined the man in the second-most important race: U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes.

'Monster Mash' reprised as campaign song

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Top 40 classic "Monster Mash" has a new life as the theme of a political campaign targeted against U.S. President Bush's environmental policies.

Ohio Poll gives Kerry 2 point lead

CINCINNATI, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has a slim 2-point lead in battleground Ohio less than two weeks before the Nov. 2 election, the Ohio Poll said.

Cheney talks security with Pa. voters

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney, campaigning Wednesday in Saxonburg, Pa., talked about the war on terror during a late election bid for votes in a key swing state.

Bush has work cut out for Debate III

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Analysts say President George W. Bush must convince voters of his competence in managing the economy during Wednesday's final presidential debate.

Global View: Debatable truth and taxes

The U.S. presidential debates. In their center is the Iraq war, the cost of the war, the impact of that cost on the economy. The fire between both sides is inte

Cheney refers to wrong web site

CLEVELAND, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney during his Tuesday TV debate reportedly inadvertently directed viewers to a web site critical of the Bush regime.

Kerry pursues policy of retreat, Bush says

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush slammed Sen. John Kerry over Iraq and the war on terrorism Wednesday and accused him of professing a policy of retreat.

Report: V.P debate was rife with errors

CLEVELAND, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Many statements made in the debate between U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John Edwards were misleading, the Washington Post said Wednesday.

Cheney, Edwards debate tax cuts, deficits

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Edwards blasted the Bush administration for having produced the largest deficit in U.S. history, blaming it on a succession of annual tax cuts.

Edwards, Cheney debate gay marriage

CLEVELAND, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Edwards called President George W. Bush's proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage unnecessary according to the letter of the law.

Edwards attacks Cheney's Halliburton ties

CLEVELAND, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Edwards charged Vice President Dick Cheney with doing business with two U.S. enemies -- Iran and Libya -- when he was was the head of Halliburton.

VP candidates debate jobs, poverty

CLEVELAND, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The way to end poverty is to create more jobs and reduce litigation costs, Vice President Dick Cheney said during Tuesday's debate in Cleveland.

Cheney blasts Edwards' attendance record

CLEVELAND, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney blasted Sen. John Edwards Tuesday night, calling his attendance record the worst in the Senate.

Cheney defends the Iraq invasion

CLEVELAND, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., charged Vice President Dick Cheney with continuing to lie to the American people about Iraq in their debate Tuesday in Cleveland.
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Dick Cheney
Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks on America's national security policy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on May 21, 2009. Cheney said that waterboarding and the Guantanamo Bay prison were essential for keeping America safe. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30, 1941) served as the 46th Vice President of the United States (2001-2009), under George W. Bush.

Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, but was primarily raised in Sumner, Nebraska and 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, where he served the latter as White House Chief of Staff. In 1978, Cheney was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming; he was reelected five times, eventually becoming House Minority Whip. Cheney was selected to be the Secretary of Defense during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, holding the position for the majority of Bush's term. During this time, Cheney oversaw the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, among other actions.

Out of office during the Clinton presidency, Cheney was chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000.

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