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Welcome to "Ask the White House". This online interactive forum, the first of its kind in politics, allows you to interact with Bush administration officials and friends of the White House.

Launched in April 2003, citizens have participated in over 400 online discussions with Cabinet Secretaries, Senior White House Officials, behind-the-scenes professionals at the White House, and others.

Transcripts of every live chat session are available on this page. If you would like to suggest a participant to appear on Ask the White House, click here.

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Jay Hein

February 25, 2008
Jay Hein, Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Good afternoon. This morning, I had the pleasure of presenting President Bush with a new report entitled The Quiet Revolution. This report offers the first-ever comprehensive analysis of the successful implementation of the President’s vision for his Faith-Based and Community Initiative. Although often working behind the scenes, it has reshaped the way government tackles human need and made grassroots charities central in a “determined attack on need” — from at-risk youth, addiction and prisoner reentry to malaria and AIDS abroad. The President highlighted some of the accomplishments detailed in this report to our nation’s governors during their annual National Governors Association meeting at the White House today, underscoring ways the Faith-Based and Community Initiative is taking root in communities across every state.

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Laura Bush

February 20, 2008
Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States

Thank you for participating in “Ask the White House,” and for your interest in President Bush’s and my trip to Africa. I’m writing to you from Ghana. We’ve visited Benin, Tanzania, and Rwanda, and tomorrow, we’ll head to Liberia.

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Jim Nussle

February 6, 2008
Jim Nussle, Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Good afternoon! Thank you for joining us.

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