White House urges normalcy despite alert

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge on Tuesday described information received by intelligence sources that a terrorist attack could occur in the United States wit
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Bush urges Senate on aviation security

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- More than one month after hijackers took over four commercial airliners in a terrorist attack against the United States, President Bush on Saturday said he supp
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Analysis:Troubled war on the homefront

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- For almost 10 days, the Bush administration has been trying to regain the high ground on the terrorism war at home, but the effort has not taken hold.
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, Chief White House Correspondent

Gephardt: GOP must move on air security

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., Wednesday demanded House Republican leadership act on some form of aviation security legislation to swiftly move

Law Says Military OK for Homeland Defense

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Constitution, along with various laws, grants the president the authority to use the United States military as a domestic law enforcement tool for homeland
JENNIFER LORD, for United Press International

Bush urges House to pass aviation bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The White House on Wednesday urged Congress to pass an aviation security bill allowing partial federalization of airport screeners in the wake of the Sept. 11 t
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House Reporter

Anthrax spores in White House mail machine

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Investigators focused on Washington Tuesday as anthrax spores were found in a mail-opening machine that served the White House.
DEE ANN DIVIS, UPI Science and Technology Editor

Anthrax at White House mail facility

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 - Traces of anthrax were found midday Tuesday at a U.S. Navy Yard facility several miles from the White House that processes all White House

Analysis: Raid heard 'round the world

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The airborne Rangers who conducted a raid in Southern Afghanistan last Friday were carrying out a classic special operation, the kind of assault that American m
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, Chief White House Correspondent

Cheney receives 2001 Freedom Award

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney traveled to the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington Tuesday, where he received the International Republican Institute's 2001 Freedom A

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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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