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Cheney's View of the World

Observations on the politics and the psychology that have shaped Dick Cheney's belief that America needs a virtually unfettered presidency.

A Man With Secrets

A range of views on what's behind Vice President Dick Cheney's penchant for secrecy and how it evolved over his political career.

David Addington: Cheney's Powerful One-Man Legal Office

They've worked together for two decades and share a common goal: to gather as much power for the president as possible.

True Believers

The attitudes, experiences and convictions driving the Bush administration's views on the Constitution and the role of the president.

Presidential Power -- the Bush Legacy

Assessments of whether the Bush White House's battle to expand presidential power will have left the presidency more powerful than it was in 2000.

The Bush-Cheney Relationship

Close observers and journalists offer their preliminary assessments on the dynamics of this team, drawing on some of the circumstantial evidence.

Rebellion at Justice

When Jack Goldsmith took over the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in 2003, he reviewed and ultimately withdrew some of OLC's legal opinions underpinning the war on terror -- including the rationales for the administration's interrogation policies and its warrantless wiretapping program.

Signing Statements

They're implicit challenges to acts of Congress and were primarily the handiwork of one person in the administration -- Dick Cheney's lawyer, David Addington.

The Office of Legal Counsel

Its duty is to pass legal judgment on what the administration wants to do. The vice president and his counsel, David Addington, used this powerful Justice Department office to build the legal framework enabling them to gather as much power as possible for the presidency.

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posted october 16, 2007

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