Dick Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgery
March 24th, 2012
07:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Dick Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgery

(CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was recovering Saturday evening after undergoing heart transplant surgery, his office said.

Cheney, 71, had surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.

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Cheney: Don't underestimate Gingrich
December 12th, 2011
07:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Cheney: Don't underestimate Gingrich

(CNN) - One of Newt Gingrich’s high-profile former colleagues warned other GOP White House hopefuls against misjudging the former House speaker’s election prospects.

Speaking to CNN’s Erin Burnett, former Vice President Dick Cheney said he knew Gingrich well and had positive reviews of his political prowess.
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Justices to hear dispute over free speech at Cheney event
December 5th, 2011
01:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Justices to hear dispute over free speech at Cheney event

Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court will debate the balance between free speech and security concerns of top government officials in a case involving a war opponent's chance encounter with then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

The justices on Monday accepted review of an appeal from U.S. Secret Service agents, who want to be shielded from a lawsuit filed by Steven Howards of Golden, Colorado. The man was arrested after confronting Cheney in a public area in 2006 - making physical contact with the vice president– and announcing his opposition to the Iraqi war.

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Cheney: Obama owes apology for security criticism of Bush administration
October 2nd, 2011
11:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Cheney: Obama owes apology for security criticism of Bush administration

Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney praised the Obama administration Sunday for using a drone strike to kill American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but said President Barack Obama should now apologize for criticizing former President George W. Bush's actions against suspected terrorists.

Al-Awlaki - an American whose fluency in English and technology made him one of the top terrorist recruiters in the world - was killed Friday in Yemen, according to U.S. and Yemeni government officials.

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Cheney backs end of 'don't ask, don't tell' policy
October 2nd, 2011
09:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Cheney backs end of 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday he supports the Obama administration's decision to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military - a move that was staunchly opposed by most top Republicans.

"I think the decision that's been made with respect to allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a good one" Cheney told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union." "It's the right thing to do."

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Cheney 'worried' by GOP calls to leave Afghanistan
September 20th, 2011
05:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Cheney 'worried' by GOP calls to leave Afghanistan

(CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday he was troubled by remarks from Republican presidential candidates who say it's time for American troops to leave Afghanistan.

"It does worry me because I think after all the effort that's been made and the sacrifice that's come in the form of lives of our soldiers and national treasure, both Afghanistan and Iraq are extraordinarily important," Cheney said in a wide-ranging interview with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. The interview, which took place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., airs Tuesday on "John King, USA" at 7 p.m. ET.
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Clinton praises Cheney's political prowess
September 18th, 2011
01:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton praises Cheney's political prowess

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton said former Vice President Dick Cheney was playing politics when he suggested Secretary of State Hillary Clinton run for president in 2012 against President Barack Obama.

“I'm very proud of her. And so I'm always gratified whenever anyone says anything nice about her. And I very much agree that she's done a good job,” Clinton, a Democrat, said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “But I also have a high regard for Vice President Cheney's political skills. And I think one of those great skills is sowing discord among the opposition.”
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Cheney: No regrets
September 6th, 2011
05:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Cheney: No regrets

(CNN) – When talking about his eight years as vice president, Dick Cheney said he had no regrets from his time working as former President George W. Bush's right-hand man.

"And I'm not inclined to make any mea culpas," Cheney told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview to air on the "Situation Room" Tuesday.
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September 6th, 2011
04:46 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Cheney refuses to admit any mistakes as vice president

Los Angeles (CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney refuses to say he made any mistakes at all during his eight years in the Bush administration. He tells me he has no regrets whatsoever.

During our interview, in short, he was vintage Cheney.

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BLITZER'S BLOG: Cheney, Iraq, and WMD
September 1st, 2011
04:08 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Cheney, Iraq, and WMD

(CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney is now in an open debate with both of President George W. Bush's Secretaries of State – Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. They sharply dispute what he writes about them in his new book, "In My Time."

President Bush, for his part, is taking the high road. He's simply suggesting that everyone in his administration has his or her own recollections about what happened and that "objective historians" eventually will get to the truth.

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