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Name: Richard Bruce Cheney                                                         
Born: 30 January 1941 Lincoln, Nebraska                                           
Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the forty-sixth and       
current Vice President of the United States. As Vice President, Cheney is also     
the President of the United States Senate.                                         
Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska but soon relocated to Casper, Wyoming where   
he grew up. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. 
Steiger, eventually working his way into the White House during the Ford           
administration where he served 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, a position     
he held for all but two months 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 Chief         
Executive Officer of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000.                       
Cheney joined the presidential campaign of George W. Bush in 2000, who selected   
him as his running mate. As Vice President, Cheney remains a very public and       
controversial figure. He continues to assert that the Iraq War and War on Terror   
must be won by the United States, and many of his other policy recommendations     
initially drew strong approval, but in his second-term disapproval of his         
performance has outweighed approval, as measured by national polls. Cheney is     
generally acknowledged to be one of the most powerful and influential Vice         
Presidents in U.S. history.