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Cheney urges House GOP to support a hawkish national defense
Cheney urges House GOP to support a hawkish national defense

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, often considered the brain behind President Bush's war strategy in Iraq, gave a pep talk to House Republicans on Tuesday highlighting the value of a hawkish national defense. As Congress is weighing President Obama's strategy for fighting Islamic State militants, Cheney's visit lends new influence to the interventionist wing of the GOP --- traditional defense-aligned Republicans who have increasingly been at odds with the emerging isolationist wing of tea party lawmakers.   The mood inside the private morning meeting at Republican Party headquarters across from the Capitol was one of "rapt attention," according to one...

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