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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 24, 2007
Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce

I appreciate this opportunity to discuss with my fellow Americans our relationship with Cuba, which I believe is an important foreign policy issue today. I hope I can shed some light on the issue of our relations with Cuba by answering a few of your questions.

October 18, 2007
Ronald A. Tschetter, Director of the Peace Corps

Hello, I'm happy to be with you this afternoon. As a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, it is a great honor for me to serve as the Director of the Peace Corps. I can assure you that Peace Corps service is a life-changing experience. Since 1961 more than 190,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 countries working on issues ranging from education to information technology and environmental projects.

October 12, 2007
Jim Nussle, Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Thank you for taking the time to join me today.

October 4, 2007
Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State

I am delighted to engage with you on the occasion of the President's Iftaar dinner to be held tonight at the White House. President Bush has made it an annual tradition to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, a month that is important to American Muslims and to Muslims around the world.


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