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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.


November 26, 2003
Jim Towey, Faith-Based Director

It is great to be back online and to have a chance to wish a Happy Thanksgiving...

November 25, 2003
Walter Scheib, White House Chef

Good morning. This is beginning fo the popular culinary season of the year. Many people have fond memories of their family dinners and favorite dishes

November 21, 2003
JD Estes -- The Turkey Guy

The Turkey Guy answered your questions about the pardoning of Thanksgiving turkeys.

November 21, 2003
Ann Veneman, Secretary of Agriculture

Hello and it's good to be here today. I got back from Iraq, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan a week ago today.

November 20, 2003
Hugh Tant III, Gen. Ret., Director Iraqi Currency Exchange

It is terrific to be with you. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address your questions this evening.

November 14, 2003
Leslye A. Arsht, Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Education in Iraq

Good afternoon, it is nice to be with you from Baghdad where it is 10:00pm. It might surprise you that it is suddenly fa ll here.

November 13, 2003
Judge Daniel L Rubini, Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Justice

Good afternoon. I'm Judge Rubini and I'm sitting in Iraq at about 9:15 in the evening as you are about 8 hours earlier on the East Coast...

November 13, 2003
Dabney Friedrich, Associate White House Counsel

Thank you all for joining me today. The 30 hour debate on the judicial confirmation process has been going on for around 22 hours now. Let's get to the questions!

November 10, 2003
Scott McClellan, White House Press Secretary

Good Morning. It is my pleasure to join you on Ask the White House today. Ask the White House is a great way for the administration to talk about the President's agenda and listen to the concerns

November 10, 2003
Anthony Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Good day to everyone. It is a pleasure to be here to have this opportunity to answer your questions regarding veterans b enefits and services.

November 7, 2003
Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor

Hello, I'm Secretary Chao. Good news today. As I said earlier, "Today's news of continued job growth and a drop in the unemployment rate is good news . . .

November 6, 2003
Thomas J. Basile, Senior Press Advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq

My name is Tom Basile and I am a Senior Press Advisor for Ambassador Paul Bremer...

November 5, 2003
Lewis W. Lucke, USAID Iraq Mission Director

I appreciate participating today. It is nighttime in Baghdad and probably about 70 degrees


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