Former Vice President Dick Cheney, right, poses with former Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 2, 2007. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Notorious Bush-Era Neocon Elliott Abrams Under Consideration For Deputy Secretary Of State

The position of number two in the State Department is always powerful, but expected to be even more-so this time, with the expectation that the deputy would virtually run the department while Rex Tillerson learns on the job.