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Series Investigates Cheney's Influence

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Series Investigates Cheney's Influence

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The Washington Post's four-part series identifies Dick Cheney as the "most influential and powerful man ever to hold the office of vice president." Evan Sisley-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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From the war in Iraq, to the economy, to environmental issues, Vice President Dick Cheney has played a pivotal role in forming U.S. policy. Barton Gellman, co-author of the Washington Post series, discusses Cheney's unique approach to the vice presidency.

Barton Gellman, co-author, "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency," published in the Washington Post