Cheney recuperating from heart surgery

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Center For Security Policy dinner at Union Station in Washington. Cheney says he underwent heart surgery last week and is recuperating. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

July 14, 2010 7:26:27 PM PDT
Former Vice President Dick Cheney disclosed Wednesday that he has undergone surgery to install a small pump to help his heart work, as the 69-year-old enters a new phase of what he called "increasing congestive heart failure."