Not only Dick Cheney but his predecessor as Vice President made news. Al Gore was at the White House for George Bush's annual ceremony to congratulate American winners of the Nobel Prize. CBS' Bill Plante saw the losing 2000 Presidential candidate "flashing a tight smile" as he met the victor. "It was a very good, substantive conversation," Gore announced after they talked. "We talked about global warming, of course, the whole time." NBC's Kelly O'Donnell ticked off the history of Cheney's heart--his "four heart attacks, bypass surgery, a pacemaker, blood clots and more." His latest problem, an atrial fibrillation, is new. ABC's in-house physician Timothy Johnson explained, that this irregular beat is in a different part of the heart, its upper chamber. An electric shock will be used to restore proper rhythm: "It is not a minor deal but it is a very routine procedure for this particular problem."
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