BREAKING NEWS ~ Vice-President Dick Cheney taken to hospital

[JURIST] US Vice-President Dick Cheney was taken to George Washington University Hospital Saturday afternoon after complaining of shortness of breath. The Vice-President has a history of heart troubles, including four heart attacks and a quadruple bypass surgery. Some individuals have expressed concern that the Vice-President's health would prevent him from completing his term in the Bush administration. The US Constitution provides for the replacement of the Vice-President, for any reason, in Section 2 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment. CNN has more.

4:30 PM ET - Doctors have released Vice-President Cheney following a battery of tests. The tests showed that the Vice-President had not had a heart attack, but was rather suffering from minor respiratory distress from a severe flu.

 

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