A master of bureaucracy and detail, Cheney exerts most of his influence out
of public view.
Monday: Part 2
Wars and Interrogations
Convinced that the "war on terror" required "robust interrogations" of
captured suspects, Dick Cheney pressed the Bush administration to carve out
exceptions to the Geneva Conventions.
Sidebar: Cheney on Presidential Power
Tuesday: Part 3
Dominating Budget Decisions
Working behind the scenes, Dick Cheney has made himself the dominant voice
on tax and spending policy, outmaneuvering rivals for the president's ear.
Sidebar: Expanding Authority for No. 2 Spot
Sidebar: Taking on the Supreme Court Case
Wednesday: Part 4
Dick Cheney steered some of the Bush administration's most important
environmental decisions -- easing air pollution controls, opening public
parks to snowmobiles and diverting river water from threatened salmon.
Sidebar: Maintaining Connections