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Secret Service Extends Protection for Cheney

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2009 7:06 PM CDT
Secret Service Extends Protection for Cheney
Dick Cheney appears on CNN in March.   (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

(Newser) – Former vice presidents lose their Secret Service protection 6 months after leaving office, but Dick Cheney is no ordinary former vice president. In a first, his protection will be extended for an indefinite period, CNN reports. Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano signed off on the move, which was reportedly requested by Cheney. It's not due to any specific threats but rather to his continued high profile, one official said.
(Read more Dick Cheney stories.)

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