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Washington (CNN) - Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is going to Cuba on Wednesday to try to negotiate the release of jailed American contractor Alan Gross, CNN has learned.
The exclusive report by CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" said Richardson was invited by the Cuban government for the specific mission of trying to negotiate the release of Gross. Richardson is expected to spend "the next few days" in Havana, Blitzer reported.
By CNN’s Wolf Blitzer
(CNN) – President Obama really needs to deliver Thursday night when he addresses a joint session of Congress. I’m not just talking about the politics of the big speech. I am talking about really delivering for the American people.
He needs to come with an understandable and doable plan that will help turn things around for millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans. That means getting some package through Congress; otherwise, the words won’t have any practical job creation benefit.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer sat down with former Vice President Dick Cheney in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
In the one-on-one interview, they discussed a wide variety of issues ranging from Cheney's new book, "In My Time," the economy, Iraq, Osama bin Laden and heart disease. Reflecting on his time serving as vice president, Cheney said that he had no regrets.
Video clips, related stories and a full transcript are available after the jump. What are your thoughts on the interview?