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Cheney Gets Heart Transplant After 20-Month Wait

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has undergone a heart transplant in a hospital near Washington. Cheney, 71, was on the waiting list for a heart for 20 months, which is longer than the average wait time in the Washington area. His prognosis remains uncertain.

Cheney Begins Heart Transplant Recovery

Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a heart transplant Saturday, after waiting 20 months for a donor.

Another Southern Win Keeps Santorum Optimistic

Rick Santorum had been expected to take the Republican presidential primary Saturday, but the size of the victory was a surprise. His triumph over national front-runner Mitt Romney, along with a recent gaffe by a Romney adviser, give the former senator hope.

Sunshine State Bets On Sunset For Health Care Act

While most states are scrambling to comply with the Affordable Care Act, Florida has a different, high-stakes strategy. Republican leaders are betting that the Supreme Court will strike down the law, and have rejected and returned federal grants to help develop a health care exchange.

In Health Case, Combustible Mix Of Politics And Law

Call it what you will — the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare — the historic law and its insurance requirement signed by the president in March 2010 has spawned heated political debates, multimillion-dollar special interest advertising campaigns and a slew of lawsuits with mixed outcomes.

A Legal Guide To The Health Care Arguments

Can the government force you to buy health insurance? We examine the issues at stake each day as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments over President Obama's health care overhaul.

Former VP Cheney Undergoes Heart Transplant

Dick Cheney, 71, was in a Virginia hospital following a heart transplant Saturday. Host Laura Sullivan talks with NPR's Rob Stein about the former vice president's health.

Dick Cheney Recovering After Heart Transplant

The former vice president's office released a statement Saturday disclosing the surgery, and saying that Cheney, 71, has been on the transplant list for more than 20 months.

The GOP Contest: Louisiana And Beyond

Louisiana holds its Republican primary Saturday. Guest host Laura Sullivan talks with NPR's Don Gonyea about the state of play in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.