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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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Paul Wolfowitz

June 25, 2004
Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz answered questions sent in from visitors to the White House web site.

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Richard Russell

June 24, 2004
Richard Russell, Senior Director for Technology

Thank you for joining me on Ask the Whitehouse -- I look forward to answering your questions.

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Carol Thompson

June 23, 2004
Carol Thompson, Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy

Hello to all, I am just back from Philadelphia where the President made several announcements regarding his international and domsetic HIV/AIDS agenda.

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June 22, 2004
Jim Towey, Office of Faith Based Community Initiatives Director

Great to be with you during a week when President Bush is taking his compassion agenda to the heartland!

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Dr. Eugene Hickok

June 21, 2004
Dr. Eugene Hickok, Deputy Secretary of Education

I am very grateful for the chance to spend some time trying to respond to citizens questions and observations about education in America.

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John Snow

June 18, 2004
John Snow, Secretary of Treasury

Hello, I'll be taking your questions from Las Vegas, Nevada

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Don Evans

June 18, 2004
Don Evans, Secretary of Commerce

Good to be here. Let's take your questions.

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Elaine Chao

June 17, 2004
Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor

Hello. Looking forward to taking your questions. Let's begin.

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Mike Leavitt

June 14, 2004
Mike Leavitt, EPA Administrator

Hello, this is Mike Leavitt. I'm delighted to be here to join you on "Ask the White House." Today, I'm in Ann Arbor Michigan meeting with governor Granholm and state and local officials to discuss the Great Lakes.

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Ken Duberstein

June 10, 2004
Ken Duberstein, President Reagan's Chief of Staff

This is Ken Duberstein and it is great to be with you today. In Washington there is great sadness but there is also great celebration.

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Peter Roussel

June 8, 2004
Peter Roussel, Deputy Press Secretary for President Ronald Reagan

Good afternoon. This is Peter Roussel. I currently live in Houston, Texas. I formerly lived in Washington, DC where I spent 1981 - 1987 serving in the White House as a Special Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to President Reagan.

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Jim Wilkinson

June 5, 2004
Jim Wilkinson, Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications

Hello everyone. Thanks for participating, and as always, thanks for paying my salary. With that, I'm ready to take your questions.

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James Towey

June 2, 2004
Director, Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Jim Towey

Hello, welcome to Ask the White House! I am happy to be back to answer some questions again.

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