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January 5, 1993 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Preparing to leave office after a period of historic change in the American military, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney predicted Monday that his successor will become more conservative as he steps into his new role and cautioned him not to base "long-term national security policy on the assumption that all is well in Moscow." In a wide-ranging farewell interview 17 days before leaving office, Cheney said that his successor, Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.
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September 6, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm and Johanna Neuman
Everybody knows how intellectually and physically demanding it is to be an elected official in modern times. You have to ask for people's money to ask for people's votes regularly. You have to spend other people's money all the time. You must thoroughly listen to long legislative debates and important discussions. You must get yelled at in town hall meetings. You must look like you're working and paying attention when, in fact, you aren't. Check out the computer screens of these Connecticut House members (photo right)
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April 2, 2004 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
In the latest legal challenge to the secrecy surrounding Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force, a federal judge Thursday ordered the Bush administration to release thousands of pages of records on the panel's deliberations. U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled that the "agency records" kept at the Energy and Interior departments fall outside the secrecy shield surrounding the president and vice president.
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September 6, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm, Johanna Neuman and Mark Milian
Everybody knows how intellectually and physically demanding it is to be an elected official in modern times. You have to ask for people's money to ask for people's votes regularly. You have to spend other people's money all the time. You must thoroughly listen to long legislative debates and important discussions. You must get yelled at in town hall meetings. You must look like you're working and paying attention when, in fact, you aren't. Check out the computer screens of these Connecticut House members (photo right)
NEWS
September 6, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm, Johanna Neuman and Mark Milian
Everybody knows how intellectually and physically demanding it is to be an elected official in modern times. You have to ask for people's money to ask for people's votes regularly. You have to spend other people's money all the time. You must thoroughly listen to long legislative debates and important discussions. You must get yelled at in town hall meetings. You must look like you're working and paying attention when, in fact, you aren't. Check out the computer screens of these Connecticut House members (photo right)
NATIONAL
June 22, 2007 | Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
For the last four years, Vice President Dick Cheney has made the controversial claim that his office is not fully part of the Bush administration in order to exempt it from a presidential order regulating federal agencies' handling of classified national security information, officials said Thursday.
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August 9, 1990 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the United States hailed its new relationship with Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney took note of a little-remembered meeting that provided early stability to Washington's relations with the desert kingdom. During his crisis meeting with King Fahd last weekend, Cheney recalled, the Saudi king had spoken of the two countries' historic relationship dating back to a meeting between his father, King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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April 4, 2001 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Dick Cheney cast his first tie-breaking vote in the Senate on Tuesday, rescuing President Bush's budget plan from a Democratic effort to scale back the administration's $1.6-trillion tax cut proposal in order to increase funding for a new Medicare prescription drug benefit. Cheney cast his vote during debate on a budget resolution that includes the outlines of Bush's fiscal policy, including his tax cut plan.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY and JUBE SHIVER JR., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a move affecting the Southern California defense industry, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney has proposed cutting production of the Air Force's C-17 airlift plane from 10 aircraft to six next year, defense sources said Tuesday. The decision, if approved by the White House and Congress, would be a blow to Douglas Aircraft's plan to boost its 8,000-member Long Beach work force for the stepped-up production that had been planned earlier.
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April 11, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney is preparing to call for the closure of more than 30 major military bases, including a renewed proposal to shut Ft. Ord in Monterey, home of the Army's 7th Infantry Division, a senior Bush Administration official said Wednesday.
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August 9, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Vice President Dick Cheney, a conservative favorite but a divisive national figure, will join President Bush in addressing delegates on the opening night of the Republican National Convention, the White House said Friday. There had been doubts about whether Cheney would speak or even attend. When asked this week about the vice president's plans to go to the convention, spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said his September schedule had not been set.
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April 16, 2008 | DeeDee Correll, Times Staff Writer
Vice President Dick Cheney does not have to testify as an eyewitness in a civil lawsuit filed against Secret Service agents by a man who says he was wrongfully arrested for criticizing the vice president -- at least not yet, U.S. District Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer ruled Tuesday.
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February 4, 2008 | DeeDee Correll, Times Staff Writer
No one can agree on what exactly happened the day a Colorado man spotted Dick Cheney strolling the streets of a ski resort town and decided to give the vice president a piece of his mind. Steve Howards, 55, says he walked up to Cheney and delivered his message -- "Your policies in Iraq are disgusting" -- then lightly touched the vice president's shoulder. The White House photographer says he saw Howards slap Cheney on the back.
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November 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Doctors administered an electrical shock to Vice President Dick Cheney's heart and restored it to a normal rhythm during a 2 1/2 hour hospital visit Monday. The procedure was described as a low-risk, standard practice. Cheney, 66, went home from George Washington University Hospital and was expected back at work today. Cheney, who has a history of heart problems, was discovered to have an irregular heartbeat around 7 a.m.
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September 20, 2007 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
Faced with criticism from hard-hitting books -- and there have been plenty -- the White House has developed a five-word response: "We don't do book reviews." It's the sort of boilerplate retort that can serve whether the critic is former Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, former White House counter-terrorism advisor Richard A. Clarke or, more recently, a former assistant attorney general, Jack Goldsmith, writing about the Justice Department.
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July 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart problems, had surgery to replace an implanted device that monitors his heartbeat. Doctors at George Washington University Hospital replaced his battery-powered defibrillator. If the device were to sense an abnormal rhythm, it would deliver an electronic shock to reset Cheney's heart to a normal beat. "The device was successfully replaced without complication," said Megan McGinn, Cheney's deputy press secretary.
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February 14, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States is preparing to withdraw 10% to 12% of its military forces from South Korea, Japan and the Philippines over the next three years, according to a classified Pacific strategy plan being prepared by the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney will present the plan to South Korean defense officials today as he begins 10 days of high-level meetings with leaders of the East Asian allies.
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March 6, 2007 | James Gerstenzang and Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writers
Vice President Dick Cheney is being treated for a blood clot in his left leg, his office announced Monday -- a condition that, if left untreated, can be deadly if the clot breaks loose and reaches the heart, brain or lungs. The vice president, who has had four heart attacks and experienced other cardiovascular problems over the last three decades, is being treated with blood-thinning medication, said his deputy press secretary, Megan McGinn.
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July 21, 2007 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
President Bush will undergo a routine colonoscopy today and Vice President Dick Cheney will hold the powers of the presidency during the roughly 2 1/2 hours Bush is under the effects of anesthesia, the White House said Friday. It will be the second time Bush has signed over to Cheney the responsibilities of acting president by invoking the 25th Amendment. The first time was five years ago, for the same procedure.
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June 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
House Democrats, responding to Vice President Dick Cheney's assertion that his office is exempt from certain national security disclosure requirements, said they would try to strip his office's funding. The proposal to eliminate funding for Cheney's office could come up Thursday as an amendment to an annual spending bill, said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.).
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