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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.
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.
March 27, 2012 | By Alan Zarembo and Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
Dick Cheney has been adjusting well to his new heart, talking and standing less than two days after receiving it Saturday. The former vice president "is doing very well" and his doctors are "very pleased" with his recovery from the transplant surgery, according to his aide, Kara Ahern. The 71-year-old Cheney received his new heart at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after a lifetime of heart disease, including five heart attacks. He joined the waiting list for a transplant in 2010.
March 26, 2012 | By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
(This post has been corrected. See note at bottom.) Is it unusual for senior citizens to receive heart transplants? The question is being asked in the wake of news that former Vice President Dick Cheney just got one at age 71. The short answer: less unusual than it used to be. Consider the following numbers, courtesy of the United Network for Organ Sharing, which manages the national transplant system for the federal government....
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...
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 . 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.
December 5, 2011 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether a Secret Service agent can be held liable for arresting a Colorado man who confronted then-Vice President Dick Cheney and told him his "policies in Iraq are disgusting. " The justices will consider an issue potentially significant to all Americans — whether they can criticize public officials without fear of arrest. But the case before the court is complicated in two ways. First, it involves Secret Service agents who have a special duty to act quickly and decisively to protect the president and vice president from harm.
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