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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.


April 25, 2007
Admiral Tim Ziemer, Coordinator of the President’s Malaria Initiative

Thank you for joining me today. It is a pleasure to participate in this forum. I am honored to lead the President’s Malaria Initiative because we are saving lives. The targeted goal of PMI is to cut malaria deaths by 50 percent in 15 countries in Africa by reaching 85 percent of the most vulnerable groups – principally pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, and persons living with HIV/AIDS – with lifesaving services, supplies, and medicines. I am here to respond to your questions.

April 24, 2007
Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior

Good afternoon. I am pleased to be here today on Ask the White House to discuss National Park Week.

April 23, 2007
Tony Dungy, Head Coach, Indianapolis Colts

Good afternoon. I would like to thank you for taking the time to express your well wishes. All of us with the Indianapolis Colts are thrilled to visit the White House. This is a wonderful opportunity for our organization. We are pleased to represent the National Football League and the city of Indianapolis. We thank President Bush for his invitation, and this will provide us with life-long memories.

April 20, 2007
Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Hello again everyone. I’m pleased to join you on the Earth Day edition of Ask the White House.

April 18, 2007
Andrew S. Natsios, President Bush’s Special Envoy for Sudan

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to interact with you on “Ask the White House.” I want to stress that the only U.S. interest in Darfur is a peaceful end to the crisis. Our goals are to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to the millions of people who have been affected by violence.

April 10, 2007
Alphonso Jackson, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

Good afternoon. Thank you for joining me to discuss Fair Housing Month. As we celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, President Bush and I remain committed to ensuring that all Americans have equal access to housing. Ok, let’s get started.

April 5, 2007
Sara Armstrong, Director of the White House Visitor's Office

Hi, everyone. I am happy to be here to discuss the 2007 White House Easter Egg Roll. We are very excited about this year's event and I look forward to taking your questions.

April 3, 2007
Julie Goon, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy (Health Care)

Welcome everyone! Thank you for joining me today to discuss Health Savings Accounts and the President’s other health care policies. The President is building on the success of HSAs with the health care policies he announced in his State of the Union address, such as the Standard Deduction for Health Insurance and the Affordable Choices Initiative. I look forward to answering your questions.


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