June 23, 2007 |
The White House said Friday that, like Vice President Dick Cheney's office, President Bush's office is not allowing an independent federal watchdog to oversee its handling of classified national security information. An executive order that Bush issued in March 2003 -- amending an existing order -- requires all government agencies that are part of the executive branch to submit to oversight.
June 22, 2007 |
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.
April 25, 2007 |
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis J. Kucinich filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, saying his action was driven by a desire to defend Americans' right "to have a government that is honest and peaceful." The Ohio congressman said Cheney manipulated and fabricated intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq war. Kucinich said it was important to introduce the legislation "because the threat of war against Iran is very real."
March 6, 2007 |
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.
February 17, 2007 |
Vice President Dick Cheney is set to depart Monday for a weeklong trip to Asia, and many in Washington are wondering whether he might be grateful for an excuse to high-tail it out of town. The past few weeks have not been kind to the vice president -- or at least to his public image. Last week, a close ally was dressed down by the Pentagon inspector general for skewing intelligence before the Iraq war.
July 2, 2006 |
Playing off the patriotic themes that dominated the Daytona International Speedway this weekend, Vice President Dick Cheney spent his time at the Pepsi 400 praising the military and hailing its ties to NASCAR. "On Independence Day weekend, we're reminded how fortunate we are to live in freedom and to call this place home," Cheney told the 150,000-plus fans before Saturday's race. "We're grateful above all to the men and women who defend us," he said.
July 1, 2006 |
Vice President Dick Cheney will undergo routine tests today to check on repaired aneurysms on the backs of his knees and the condition of a high-tech pacemaker that was placed in his chest in June 2001. Cheney spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride said the tests at George Washington University Medical Center would include an electrocardiogram.
March 20, 2006 |
Vice President Dick Cheney, a lightning rod for criticism of administration policies, on Sunday rejected the notion of resigning and said he would serve out his term. "I made sure both in 2000 and 2004 that the president had other options. I mean, I didn't ask for this job. I didn't campaign for it. I got drafted," Cheney said on CBS' "Face The Nation." Being in the administration was a highlight of his career, Cheney said. "I've now been elected to a second term.
September 29, 2005 |
Vice President Dick Cheney, 64, walked with a cane as he returned to work at the White House after weekend surgery to repair aneurysms behind his knees. Cheney appeared to move gingerly in the Rose Garden when he appeared with President Bush and military leaders.
September 26, 2005 |
Vice President Dick Cheney walked slowly out of the hospital one day after surgery to repair aneurysms on the back of both of his knees. Cheney emerged from George Washington University Hospital with his wife, Lynne, at his side. He walked to his motorcade without any assistance, although he moved slower than his normally brisk pace. Cheney was under local anesthesia during the six-hour surgery Saturday.