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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.


October 31, 2003
Greg Mankiw, President's Economic Adviser

Hello, it's nice to be back here on the White House web chat. I'd like to begin by wishing you all a happy Halloween.

October 31, 2003
Gary Walters, Former Chief Usher

Hi, good to be back. Glad to have the opportunity to take some questions today.

October 30, 2003
Al Gonzales, White House Counsel

I am glad to be back. I look forward to your questions. Fire away!

October 29, 2003
Tommy Thompson, Secretary of HHS

Hello again, we just came from an event with the President and a group of seniors to discuss how...

October 29, 2003
Ann Veneman, Secretary of Agriculture

Hello, I'm Secretary Ann Veneman. We are very saddened at the losses that are occuring...

October 28, 2003
Mike Brown, Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning. We are in California where the fires and the destruction are even worse that what you see on television...

October 27, 2003
Steve Friedman, Director of the National Economic Council

Good Afternoon -- I apologize for being a little bit late.

October 24, 2003
Jimmy Orr, White House Internet News Director

Hi. It is great to be here. I've been part of every chat. . .

October 22, 2003
Don Evans, Commerce Secretary

I expected to see a dismal and frightened area of the world. Instead, I saw anything but that.

October 17, 2003
Rob Nichols, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs

Hello out there. Its great to be here on Ask the White House. I'm looking forward to your questions.

October 14, 2003
Noelia Rodriguez, Press Secretary to the First Lady

Hello, it's great to be with you for "Ask The White House"! Looking forward to taking your questions...

October 10, 2003
Dr. Greg Mankiw, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

Hello, it's nice to be here for my second web chat. I'm happy to field some of your questions ...

October 10, 2003
Dan Senor, Advisor to the U.S. Presidential Envoy in Iraq

Hi, I'm Dan Senor. I'm in Washington for a few days after having spent the last 6 months in Iraq.

October 8, 2003
Dr. Jendayi Frazer, Senior Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council

Hello again, it is good to be back on Ask the White House. As you know the President hosted ...

October 3, 2003
Gary Walters, White House Chief Usher

The Chief Usher is responsible for activities that occur in the Executive Residence and on the grounds, so our involvement begins...

October 2, 2003
Mel Martinez, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Hi, it is good to be back online and talk to you about my work for President Bush. Let's start going!

October 1, 2003
Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border & Transportation Security

Hi this is Asa, delighted to be with you and looking forward to your questions.


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