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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.

Previously on Ask the White House Ask the White House Archives

July 28, 2006
Al Leiter, Former Major League Baseball pitcher and White House Tee Ball Honorary First Base Coach

I'm excited to be online with those of you that have joined us today. It's an honor to have an opportunity to coach one of the Challenger Division teams of Little League baseball on the South Lawn of the White House.
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July 27, 2006
Brett McGurk, Director for Iraq, National Security Council

Hello again. We just finished a series of meetings between Prime Minister Maliki, President Bush, and other top U.S. officials. I'm happy to talk about the visit as well as other issues pertaining to Iraq. So let's get started.
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July 24, 2006
Emilio González, Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

I'm happy to join you today to discuss what we do at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). I consider it an honor and a privilege to have been selected by the President to be the Director of USCIS. Only in America, can an immigrant be in charge of immigration, and I am grateful for this unique opportunity to serve my adopted country.
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July 20, 2006
Dr. John Agwunobi, Assistant Secretary for Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Good afternoon. I am Dr. John Agwunobi and I am the Assistant Secretary for Health. It is my pleasure to be with you today to discuss the President's policy on stem cell research.
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July 18, 2006
Sam Hornish Jr., 2006 Indianapolis 500 Champion

Thanks for having me here today. It is a true pleasure to be at the White House and to meet the President. This is one of the great benefits of winning the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
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July 14, 2006
Daniel Fisk, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council

Good afternoon. I'm the Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs on the National Security Council. It is my pleasure today to discuss the President's policy toward Cuba, and to discuss the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba and the Compact with the People of Cuba.
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July 12, 2006
Rob Portman, Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Yesterday, the White House Office of Management and Budget released its annual mid-year budget update. It covers the current FY2006 through FY2011.
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