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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.


January 28, 2005
John Negroponte, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq

Welcome. As you all know, the Iraqi people are about to hold a landmark election this Sunday--the first of three they will hold this year. As the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, I am pleased to answer any questions you have on the subject.

January 27, 2005
Alan Gilbert, Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

I'm grateful for this chance to answer questions and share with you the President's agenda to help all Americans gain access to affordable, high-quality health care.

January 14, 2005
Admiral Conrad Lautenbaucher, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Thank you for this opportunity to talk about the tragic Indian Ocean tsunami and what action we are taking to protect and assist our citizens and people throughout the world.

January 13, 2005
Ray Simon, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education

Thank you for this unique opportunity to chat with concerned people all over the nation. I can think of no other topic as pivotal to the well-being of our society as education. It impacts our lives individually and our country as a whole.

January 11, 2005
Chuck Blahous, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy

I'm delighted to have this chance to answer questions about the President's agenda for strengthening Social Security.

January 7, 2005
John Walters, White House Drug Czar

Hello, I'm John Walters. In 2001, President Bush asked me to become Director of National Drug Control Policy, a Cabinet-rank position that coordinates federal drug programs. President Bush has emphasized a balanced approach to drug policy, stressing prevention, treatment, and law enforcement...

January 5, 2005
Kristen Silverberg, Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

Moderator: Thank you for participating in today's online chat about medical liability reform. Kristen is ready to answer your questions, so let's begin.


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