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New book co-authored by Dick and Liz Cheney takes on President Barack Obama's leadership

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NEW YORK — The next book by former Vice President Dick Cheney is aimed directly at President Barack Obama.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)  in Washington, about the current state and future of American foreign policy.  Cheney's next book, “Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America” will be published Sept. 1, 2015, by Threshold Editions, the publisher announced Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The book, co-authored by Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney, contends that President Barack Obama has abandoned a decades-long tradition of American global leadership. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. Cheney's next book, “Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America” will be published Sept. 1, 2015, by Threshold Editions, the publisher announced Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The book, co-authored by Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney, contends that President Barack Obama has abandoned a decades-long tradition of American global leadership. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Cheney's "Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America" will be published on Sept. 1 by Threshold Editions, the publisher announced Tuesday. The book, co-authored by Cheney's daughter Liz Cheney, contends that Obama has abandoned a decades-long tradition of American global leadership. In a statement issued by Threshold, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster, the former vice president said Obama had "significantly diminished" U.S. power at a time of a "rapidly growing" terrorist threat.

Cheney, a Republican, has been an emphatic critic of Obama, a Democrat, recently calling him the worst president in his lifetime. Cheney's previous books include the memoir "In My Time" and "Heart," about his long battle with cardiac disease.

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