Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, in September. Cheney has been highly critical of the bipartisan Senate report
December 14, 2014 The former vice president doubled down on his defense of the Bush administration's use of such techniques, calling the Senate's recent report "seriously flawed."
Former Vice President Dick Cheney.
December 11, 2014 The former vice president defended the brutal interrogation of terrorism suspects and said he would "do it again in a minute."
Liz Cheney during a 2010 appearance on the CBS news program Face the Nation.
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January 6, 2014 The former vice president's daughter split Republicans in Wyoming with her challenge to a fellow conservative, Sen. Mike Enzi. She also sparked a public family feud with her opposition to same-sex marriage.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney in April.
October 21, 2013 On 60 Minutes, the former vice president says that even though by mid-2000 he had already suffered three heart attacks and would soon suffer a fourth, "there's no question" he was "up to the task." So he didn't raise any concerns when doctors cleared him.
Liz Cheney in 2010.
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July 16, 2013 On the same day that veteran Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said he will seek re-election, Cheney said she will challenge him in next year's primary.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney in October 2011.
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February 12, 2013 The former vice president thinks the current president's national security team is "second rate." Cheney tells CBS that the president's policies are making the nation "vulnerable." But he thinks using drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists is "a good program."
Who will be Romney's VP? The naming of his running mate is likely going to come in mid-August, after his foreign trip and the conclusion of the Olympics.
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July 23, 2012 We may be three weeks away from learning Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate. Until then, here is a historical look at all the VP picks in the last half century, and which ones were considered a plus — or a minus.
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney, on November 2010 in Dallas.
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July 13, 2012 "Sooner or later there is going to be a big surprise. Usually a very unpleasant one," the former vice president said. When that happens, he's hoping Romney will be president.
Former Vice President and Lynne Cheney at home after his release from Inova Fairfax Hospital in Northern Virginia, where he received the heart transplant.
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April 13, 2012 Just three weeks ago, the former vice president had a heart transplant. This would be his first public appearance since then.
Former Vice President and Mrs. Cheney at home after his release from Inova Fairfax Hospital on Tuesday.
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April 3, 2012 The former vice president received a heart transplant on March 24. He has had severe heart problems, and had suffered five heart attacks, since the age of 37. He's now 71.
March 26, 2012 Supreme Court arguments began on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act... Obama told his Russian counterpart that he would have "more flexibility" on missile defense after his re-election... Santorum's decisive win Saturday in Louisiana's GOP primary did little to reset the race.
March 26, 2012 The former vice president is recovering from a heart transplant he received over the weekend. Experts say it's unusual for a 71-year-old to get a transplant, but more and more older people are getting them as the procedures improve and the population ages.
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney is recovering from a heart transplant he received at a Virginia hospital.
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March 25, 2012 The former vice president had been on a waiting list for a new heart for more than 20 months. Cheney, 71, was recovering in intensive care at Inova Fairfax Hospital, located just outside Washington.
November 8, 2011 Will the secretary of state replace Joe Biden in 2012? Reporter Bob Woodward floated that scenario a year ago. What does he actually know, and how does he knows it.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney. (Feb. 10, 2011, file photo.)
September 12, 2011 Bob Woodward argues Dick Cheney's willingness to bomb Syria on flimsy intelligence showed he didn't learn much from Sept. 11.
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