08/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Does Cheney A Favor, Extends Secret Service Protection

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's Secret Service protection has been extended for at least another six months, beginning Tuesday.

Normally, ex-veeps only get six months of protection at taxpayer expense. But Cheney asked for an extension, and President Obama - whom Cheney has excoriated in several interviews since leaving office - recently signed off.

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