Continued Security Detail for Cheney

Dick Cheney will be able to sleep soundly tonight. President Obama granted continued Secret Service protection to the former vice president for an undisclosed length of time. Vice presidents typically are cut off from their security detail once their stint in office ends, so extensions must be approved by the president. The additional protection for Cheney, who is writing an autobiography in Virginia and Maryland, is reportedly the result of continued threats, which haven’t let up since his departure from the White House.