July 8, 2003 |
Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart trouble, will undergo what his office describes as a routine heart examination today. Cheney, 62, will undergo a physical examination, an electrocardiogram, an echocardiogram and a stress test, said his communications director, Cathie Martin. Two years ago, doctors implanted a device to monitor Cheney's heart rhythm and act as a pacemaker in the event of an abnormal heart rate.
September 14, 2002 |
Doctors who examined Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday reported that the vice president's implanted defibrillator-pacemaker was functioning properly and had not been activated to treat an abnormal heartbeat. The 61-year-old vice president, who has had four heart attacks since 1978, underwent a semiannual cardiovascular exam. His counselor, Mary Matalin, said Cheney's doctor, Jonathan Reiner, reported Cheney could "continue to live a vigorous lifestyle."
April 4, 2001 |
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.
March 7, 2001 |
Is it time for Vice President Dick Cheney to lighten his workload? Not if you listen to Dick Cheney. "I've been living this way for 25 years," he told an aide this week after he underwent a procedure to reopen a narrowed artery. "I've been dealing with this for decades." Despite chronic heart disease and four heart attacks, Cheney says he has no desire to slow down. "He was dismissive" about the idea, said Mary Matalin, the aide who raised it with him.
March 6, 2001 |
Vice President Dick Cheney, who has had four heart attacks, underwent a procedure Monday to widen a coronary artery after experiencing repeated episodes of chest pains since Saturday. A cardiologist who treated Cheney on Monday at George Washington University Medical Center said he had seen no evidence "as of now" that the vice president, 60, had suffered a fifth attack. President Bush said the hospitalization was a "precautionary measure."
November 23, 2000
The process would vary depending on whether the decision came before or after the Dec. 18 meeting of state electors: BEFORE DEC. 18 1. George W. Bush would choose a new running mate. 2. The Republican National Committee would meet to ratify his choice. 3. Bush would ask electors to cast their votes for his new designee. AFTER DEC. 18 1. The 25th Amendment on succession would take effect. 2. The president would nominate a candidate. 3.
November 2, 2000 |
Joseph I. Lieberman, the Yiddish-speaking vice presidential candidate, is a major hit in this swampy state's large Jewish community--an unsurprising fact campaign officials have been milking ever since Al Gore tapped him as his running mate. But Democrat Lieberman also has been warmly received by an unexpected constituency--the traditionally Republican Cuban American exile community. Whether Lieberman can actually deliver many Cuban American votes remains to be seen.
October 26, 2000 |
The lawyer for an advisor to Vice President Al Gore asked the Justice Department and FBI on Wednesday to quickly complete their investigation of the anonymous mailing of Bush debate materials. He also suggested the mailing was the work of people associated with George W. Bush's Republican presidential campaign, which the Bush campaign heatedly denied. Raising an incident that had slipped from public attention as the presidential campaign moved into its final stages, Marc E.
October 21, 2000 |
As President Ford's chief of staff, Dick Cheney worked hard to ensure Jimmy Carter didn't oust his boss from the White House. But 24 years later, Cheney finds himself admiring Carter for how he treated his vice president, Walter F. Mondale. "I wasn't all that big a fan of Jimmy Carter's presidency, but I thought that he and Mondale arrived at an arrangement that made a lot of sense," Cheney said.