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November 29, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
Former Vice President Dick Cheney dropped in for a visit to the weekly Senate GOP luncheon, recalling a time when the then-veep was a regular fixture at the Tuesday noon-hour event. In those days, Cheney's presence was seen by critics as an example of the President George W. Bush administration's influence over the legislative branch, even though Cheney usually sat quietly at the lunch. The weekly policy gatherings are a mainstay in the Capitol, a chance for senators to sound off, privately and within their own party, on issues of the day. It is also a chance for leaders to assess mood and set strategy.
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NATIONAL
September 28, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The Cowboys were playing at home on a recent Saturday, which meant a big crowd, which meant Mike Enzi was outside the University of Wyoming football stadium, looking like an elderly but still popular homecoming king. Fans in brown and gold strode up to the state's senior U.S. senator to slap him on the back, offer an arm-pumping handshake or make small talk about farming, kids' soccer and his recent radio interview on the Middle East. At 69, Michael B. Enzi is the epitome of unassuming, a figure widely known and liked at home but scarcely seen or heard outside Wyoming or beyond Capitol Hill, even after more than 16 years in the Senate.
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NATIONAL
April 3, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from the hospital Tuesday, 10 days after receiving a heart transplant, his office announced. The surgery on Cheney, who has had a long history of heart troubles, was performed at Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute in Falls Church, Va. In a prepared statement, Cheney thanked his doctors and the unknown donor. "Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released today from Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute ten days after heart transplant surgery.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
My father always told me to beware a man with no regrets. Even a life lived wisely with the best intentions, he said, is inevitably pocked with mistakes and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Dick Cheney is a man with no regrets. When the Showtime documentary "The World According to Dick Cheney" had its premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, many expressed disappointment that director R.J. Cutler, an Oscar-nominated documentarian whose films include "The War Room" and "A Perfect Candidate," did not take a harder line or produce more damning evidence of the former vice president's role in various national scandals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2000
Considering Dick Cheney's resume, the GOP might have a better chance of reclaiming the White House if George W. Bush and Cheney swapped places. Cheney is eminently more qualified to serve as president than Bush. If Cheney's name had been "in the hat" at the onset, I believe we would be looking at a different ticket. However, there's still a chance for the GOP to change its mind. Perhaps at the Philadelphia convention, GOP delegates can nominate Cheney as their heir apparent. DON DANIELSON Huntington Beach Unbelievable!
NATIONAL
March 13, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was making headlines Tuesday after canceling an appearance in Toronto , reportedly citing safety concerns. "Dick Cheney cancels Toronto trip, says Canada is too dangerous," bleated the headline in the National Post, which made the story a featured headline pick Tuesday on its homepage at www.nationalpost.com . Ryan Ruppert, president of promotions company Spectre Live Corp., which scheduled Cheney's April 24 appearance at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, said Cheney and his daughter, Elizabeth, canceled citing safety concerns.
NATIONAL
March 24, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos
Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday, according to a statement released from his office. Cheney, 71, received the new organ after being on a transplant list for more than 20 months, the Associated Press reported . Cheney's office said he was recovering in the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Aide Kara Ahern said in the statement that Cheney and his family do not know...
NEWS
August 25, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Dick Cheney is already promising there will be “heads exploding all over Washington” when his new book hits stores Tuesday. The 46 th vice president made that declaration in an interview with NBC -- portions of which were aired on the Today Show Wednesday morning -- as he embarked on a media blitz to promote the book, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.” The memoir discusses Cheney's health, the Sept. 11 attacks, his secret resignation letter, and his thoughts about President George W. Bush and other prominent characters from the Bush White House, NBC reports.
NEWS
August 30, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Former Vice President Dick Cheney offered to resign three times in 2004. That, and many other revelations about the 46 th vice president of the United States, are detailed in Cheney's book, “In My Time,” a tell-all memoir that hits stores today. "If President Bush felt he had a better chance to win with someone else as his running mate, I wanted to make sure he felt free to make the change," Cheney wrote. In a taped interview that aired Monday night on NBC's Dateline, Cheney described the book as his “one chance to write your version of events, your history, your story.”  He said he did not set out to embarrass former President George W. Bush, though early reviews of the book suggest Cheney contradicts Bush's view of crucial events that occurred during the eight-year administration.  Cheney said he makes “no apologies” for controversial policies - maintaining secret prisons, wiretapping and the use of waterboarding as an interrogation tool - that he championed after the Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By Hector Tobar
To his detractors, Vice President Dick Cheney was the dark force of the administration of President George W. Bush. Cheney himself said he was “honored” at being compared to Darth Vader . Those who blamed him for the second Iraq War liked to call him “heartless.” Well, Dick Cheney does have a heart. The first one nearly killed him a few times - he's had five heart attacks. At one point in 2010 his heart actually stopped beating, with various iterations of the headline “Cheney Has No Pulse” gracing newspapers and the Internet.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By Hector Tobar
To his detractors, Vice President Dick Cheney was the dark force of the administration of President George W. Bush. Cheney himself said he was “honored” at being compared to Darth Vader . Those who blamed him for the second Iraq War liked to call him “heartless.” Well, Dick Cheney does have a heart. The first one nearly killed him a few times - he's had five heart attacks. At one point in 2010 his heart actually stopped beating, with various iterations of the headline “Cheney Has No Pulse” gracing newspapers and the Internet.
NEWS
October 22, 2012 | By Michael McGough
When I heard about the death of former Sen. George McGovern, I had a fleeting thought that President Obama might invoke him at Monday's foreign policy debate -- perhaps as part of an argument that Mitt Romney would be too willing to take the nation into war.  I had second thoughts when I saw the White House's statement of condolence, which has angered some of my liberal friends for the conspicuous absence of any reference to McGovern's 1972 campaign against...
NEWS
August 6, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
Sarah Palin was miffed to hear Dick Cheney say that when John McCain picked her as his running mate, she did not meet the test of being ready to assume the presidency. So the former vice president tried to tone down his remarks Monday. Sort of. “It wasn't aimed so much at Gov. Palin as it was against the basic process that McCain used,” Cheney said on Fox News Channel's “Hannity” show. What he was trying to say when he told ABC News recently that it was a mistake to put Palin on the 2008 Republican ticket, Cheney explained, was that “the process didn't meet the standards I would like to see our candidate pursue when they pick a running mate.” “I like Gov. Palin,” Cheney said.
NEWS
July 30, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON -- John McCain, whose decision to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate on the 2008 GOP presidential ticket was criticized by Dick Cheney, struck back Monday against the former vice president. "Well, I'm always glad to get comments four years later," McCain said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends. " Cheney, in his first interview since his March heart transplant, made his disagreement with McCain's choice clear, calling the selection of Palin "a mistake. " "I like Governor Palin.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012 | Matthew Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 29 - Aug. 4 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SATURDAY CBS This Morning (N) 5 a.m. KCBS Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Osama bin Laden, national security: Admiral William McRaven, commander, U.S. Special Operations. 3 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show President Obama's reelection chances; will Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016?
NATIONAL
July 13, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
WILSON, Wyo. - On the campaign trail over the last year, there are two names that Mitt Romney almost never mentions: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. That approach got tricky on Thursday as Romney brought his campaign to Cheney's home near Jackson Hole, where the former Massachusetts governor mingled with deep-pocketed donors at a country club with views of the towering Grand Tetons in the distance. The private reception for more than 200 donors was followed by a smaller, more intimate dinner at Cheney's house.
NEWS
June 22, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
The Wizard gave Dick Cheney a new heart in March. If only he'd gotten courage as part of the deal. On Friday, Cheney's daughter, Mary, married her longtime partner , Heather Poe. The couple have two children. And how did the staunchly conservative Lynne and Dick Cheney, bastions of the Republican right, react? "Mary and Heather have been in a committed relationship for many years, and we are delighted that they were able to take advantage of the opportunity to have that relationship recognized," the Cheney family said in a statement.
NEWS
June 4, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
When can you be arrested for talking to someone? When can you be arrested for touching them? When the person you're talking to or touching is the vice president of the United States, it seems. On June 16, 2006, Steven Howards spotted Vice President Dick Cheney, who was coming out of a shopping mall in Beaver Creek, Colo., and chatting amiably with several people. Howards approached the vice president and allegedly pushed or touched him on the shoulder as he told him that his "policies on Iraq are disgusting.
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