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Not to pile on, but there's something about Dick Cheney's gruff personality that invites awkward and amusing moments. If you don't want to be compared to the emperor from "Star Wars," it's probably best not to act like such a menacing puppet master.

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Adding to a long list of subversive signing statements, George W. Bush has taken the knees out from under recently passed postal legislation that requires a warrant to open mail. You'd think with his army of advisers and aides someone might explain to the president that when Congress passes a law, and he signs it, that's the law, not a prompt for interpretive rule.

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