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News Archive - March 2006

News releases for March 2006

President George W. Bush, Mexico's President Vicente Fox, center, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, meet to shake hands following their joint news conference, Friday, March 31, 2006 in Cancun, Mexico, at the conclusion of their summit meeting. White House photo by Eric Draper March 31, 2006
President Bush, President Fox of Mexico, and Prime Minister Harper of Canada in Press Availability
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: Next Steps
The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: Progress
President's Statement on Earthquakes in Iran
To Extend Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal Trade Relations Treatment) to the Products of Ukraine, and for Other Purposes
To Implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement with Respect to Honduras and Nicaragua
     Fact sheet In Focus: CAFTA-DR
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush, Mexico's President Vicente Fox and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, right, stand in front of the Chichen-Itza Archaeological Ruins Thursday, March 30, 2006. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt March 30, 2006
President Bush Meets with President Fox in Cancun, Mexico
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Meets with President Fox and Prime Minister Harper
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush and Prime Minister Harper of Canada Deliver Remarks in Mexico
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President's Remarks on the Release of Jill Carroll
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Statement on China's treatment of Kim Chun-Hee
Nomination and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush takes a question from the audience at Freedom House, Wednesday, March 29, 2006 in Washington, where President Bush discussed Democracy in Iraq and thanked the Freedom House organization for their work to expand freedom around the world. White House photo by Eric Draper March 29, 2006
President Discusses Democracy in Iraq with Freedom House
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Strategy for Victory: Freedom in Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
President Bush Welcomes President Obasanjo of Nigeria to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Interview of the President by CTV
Interview of the Vice President by Tony Snow
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Cancer Control Month, 2006
National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2006
National Donate Life Month, 2006
 
President George W. Bush shakes the hand of Josh Bolten Tuesday, March 28, 2006, after introducing him as the new Chief of Staff, succeeding Secretary Andrew Card. " No person is better prepared for this important position, and I'm honored that Josh has agreed to serve," said the President.  White House photo by David Bohrer March 28, 2006
President Thanks Andy Card, Announces Bolten as New Chief of Staff
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     Fact sheet Photo Essay: White House Chief of Staff Andy Card
President Discusses Iraq Following Cabinet Meeting
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     Fact sheet In Focus: President's Cabinet
Interview of the President by CNN Español
Statement by the President on the Death of Caspar Weinberger
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Illinois
 
President George W. Bush and U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales are framed by a military honor guard Monday, March 27, 2006, during the Naturalization Ceremony at the Daughters of the American Revolution Administration Building in Washington. President Bush, speaking to those who were swearing-in as new U.S. citizens, said that each generation of immigrants brings a renewal to our national character and adds vitality to our culture.  White House photo by Eric Draper March 27, 2006
President Attends Naturalization Ceremony
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Securing Our Border, Enforcing Our Laws, and Upholding Our Values
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President Participates in Roundtable Interview with Foreign Print Media
President Makes Remarks at Friends of Conrad Burns Reception
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
March 25, 2006
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
 
President George W. Bush greets audience members following his speech Friday, March 24, 2006 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, in celebration of Greek Independence Day and honoring the 185th anniversary of Greece's Independence.  White House photo by Eric Draper March 24, 2006
President Celebrates Greek Independence Day at the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President to Welcome Nigerian President to the White House
     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
President's Remarks at Mike Sodrel for Congress and Indiana Victory 2006 Reception
Statement on H.R. 4826, S. 1184, and S. 2363
To Implement Certain Provisions of the Dominican Republic- Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement with Respect to El Salvador
     Fact sheet In Focus: CAFTA-DR
Presidential Message on Belarus
 
President George W. Bush speaks with participants in a meeting on immigration reform Thursday, March 23, 2006, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.  White House photo by Eric Draper March 23, 2006
President Participates in Meeting on Comprehensive Immigration Reform
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President Signs Bill to Strengthen Trade Between U.S. and Ukraine
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     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
President Signs H.R. 1053, H.R. 1691, S. 2064 and S. 2275
Presidential Delegation to Attend Funeral of Former Estonian President Lennart Meri
Memorandum for the Secretary of Homeland Security
Small Business Week, 2006
 
President George W. Bush fields a question from the audience after his remarks on the global war on terror Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the Capitol Music Hall in Wheeling, W. Va.  White House photo by Eric Draper March 22, 2006
President Discusses War on Terror, Progress in Iraq in West Virginia
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President to Welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao to the White House
Memorandum for the Archivist of the United States
 
In his second press conference of the year, President George W. Bush answers reporters questions, Tuesday morning, March 21, 2006, during a news briefing at the White House. White House photo by Paul Morse March 21, 2006
Press Conference of the President
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President Welcomes President Sirleaf of Liberia to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Meets with Iraq and Afghanistan Non-Governmental Organizations
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: Afghanistan
Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for the Troops at Scott Air Force Base
 
President George W. Bush walks on stage at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, to deliver his remarks on the global war on terror, Monday, March 20, 2006, to members of the City Club of Cleveland.  White House photo by Paul Morse March 20, 2006
President Discusses War on Terror and Operation Iraqi Freedom
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Strategy for Victory: Clear, Hold, and Build
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
President Welcomes NATO Secretary General to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Statement on H.J.Res 47 and S. 1578
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement on Federal Assistance for Oregon
Presidential Message: Nowruz
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement after his arrival on the South Lawn, Sunday, March 19, 2006. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt March 19, 2006
President Remarks on Third Anniversary of Beginning of Iraq Liberation
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Operation Iraqi Freedom: Three Years Later
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Interview of the Vice President by Bob Schieffer, CBS News Face the Nation
 
March 18, 2006
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Operation Iraqi Freedom: Three Years Later
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
 
President George W. Bush is presented a bowl of shamrocks by Prime Minister Bertie Ahern of Ireland, during a ceremony Friday, St. Patrick's Day 2006, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt March 17, 2006
President Welcomes Irish Prime Minister Ahern for St. Patrick's Day
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President to Welcome NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to the White House
Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for the Troops at Charleston Air Force Base
Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2006
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush and Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne exchange handshakes in the Oval Office after the President announced Thursday, March 16, 2006, his intention to nominate the Governor to be Secretary of the Interior. White House photo by Paul Morse March 16, 2006
President Bush Nominates Dirk Kempthorne as Interior Secretary
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National Security Strategy
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Presidentís National Security Strategy
President Meets with Members of Congress, Discusses Line-Item Veto
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President Signs 'Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods' Act
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Signs the Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act
Statement on President's Signing of H.R. 32
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Signs the Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act
President to Welcome President of the Republic of Liberia to the White House
President Attends National Republican Congressional Committee Dinner
Statement by the President
Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on International Relations and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Message to the Congress of the United States
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Missouri
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit to an audience at the Riderwood Villiage retirement community, Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in Silver Spring, Md. White House photo by Paul Morse March 15, 2006
President Discusses Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits in Maryland
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Medicare
President Attends Celebration of Hungarian Contributions to Democracy
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Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush participates in a Conversation on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at the Canandaigua Academy in Canandaigua, N.Y., speaking with Bob and Eleanor Wisnieff. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt March 14, 2006
President Bush Participates in Conversation on Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: Helping Seniors and Reducing Costs
     Fact sheet In Focus: Medicare
President's Remarks Upon Arrival in Rochester, New York
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President Discusses New Medicare Benefits During Visit to Senior Center
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: Helping Seniors and Reducing Costs
     Fact sheet In Focus: Medicare
President Signs S. 4515, Designates Corporal Jason L. Dunham Post Office
President Bush Extends Condolences Upon Death of Former President of Estonia Lennart Meri
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks on the global war on terror, Monday, March 13, 2006 , before members and guests of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre at George Washington University in Washington.  White House photo by Paul Morse March 13, 2006
President Discusses Freedom and Democracy in Iraq
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Strategy for Victory: Defeating the Terrorists and Training Iraqi Security Forces
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President Welcomes Prime Minister of Slovakia to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Statement on S. 449
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Iran
 
President George W. Bush speaks to the press after participating in a briefing by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Task Force in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Saturday March 11, 2006.  White House photo by Paul Morse March 11, 2006
President Briefed by Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Task Force
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks to an audience attending the National Newspaper Association Government Affairs Conference, Friday, March 10, 2006 at the Wyndham Washington Hotel.  White House photo by Eric Draper March 10, 2006
President Addresses National Newspaper Association Conference
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President Welcomes President Toledo of Peru to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Interview of the President by Diana Moukalled, Future Television of Lebanon
President's Statement on Secretary of Interior Gale Norton
President to Welcome Irish Prime Minister Ahern to the White House on St. Patrick's Day
Fact Sheet: Economic Growth Continues - Almost 5 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003
National Poison Prevention Week, 2006
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, R. Pa., after signing H.R. 3199, USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, Thursday, March 9, 2006 in the East Room of the White House. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt March 9, 2006
President Signs USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Safeguarding America: President Bush Signs Patriot Act Reauthorization
     Fact sheet In Focus: USA PATRIOT Act
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President's Statement on H.R. 199, the "USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005"
Statement by the Press Secretary
President Highlights Faith-Based Results at National Conference
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Compassion in Action: Producing Real Results for Americans Most in Need
     Fact sheet Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
President Attends Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Conference
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Compassion in Action: Producing Real Results for Americans Most in Need
     Fact sheet Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
President's Remarks at Georgia Republican Party's President's Day Dinner
President to Travel to Mexico to Meet with Mexican President Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Harper
 
President George W. Bush views the destruction to homes and debris piles while touring the lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Wednesday, March 8, 2006 with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, right. White House photo by Eric Draper March 8, 2006
President and Mrs. Bush Discuss Gulf Coast Rebuilding in New Orleans
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Recovery
President and Mrs. Bush Visit Elementary School in Mississippi
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Recovery
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Bush and Governor Barbour Discuss Rebuilding in Mississippi
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Recovery
India Civil Nuclear Cooperation: Responding to Critics
Fact Sheet: Gulf Coast Update: Hurricane Relief, Recovery, and Rebuilding Continues
Statement by the President on U.S.-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement
 
President George W. Bush joins in the celebration of International Women's Day at the White House Tuesday, March 7, 2006, as he thanks the female members of his audience for their leadership. "The struggle for women's right is a story of strong women willing to take the lead," the President told them and added, America's "a better place because of the leadership of women throughout our history."  White House photo by Shealah Craighead March 7, 2006
President and Mrs. Bush Celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day
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President Bush Votes in Texas Primary Election
Vice President's Remarks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2006 Policy Conference
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Mississippi
Executive Order: Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security with Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush joins Victoria Lazear and her daughter Julie as Chief of Staff Andy Card swears in Eddie Lazear Monday, March 6, 2006, as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt March 6, 2006
President Participates in Swearing-In of CEA Chairman Edward Lazear
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     Fact sheet Council of Economic Advisers
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
Message to the Congress of the United States
     Fact sheet Press Briefing on the President's Line-Item Veto Legislation by OMB Director Josh Bolten
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Submits Line Item Veto Legislation to Congress
President Signs S. 1777, Extends Disaster Unemployment Benefits
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Recovery
President Bush to Welcome President Alejandro Celestino Toledo Manrique of Peru to the White House
President's Statement on Retirement Announcement by Congressman Bill Thomas
 
President George W. Bush is welcomed by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, March 4, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper March 4, 2006
President Bush and President Musharraf of Pakistan Discuss Strengthened Relationship
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: United States and Pakistan: Long-Term Strategic Partners
     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President's Remarks at Roundtable with Pakistani Society Representatives
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     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
President and Mrs. Bush Attend State Dinner in Pakistan
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     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
Joint Statement on United States-Pakistan Strategic Partnership
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
 
President George W. Bush offers remarks Friday, March 3, 2006, at Purana Qila in New Delhi. The President told the audience, "In a few days, I'll return to America, and I will never forget my time here in India. America is proud to call your democracy a friend."  White House photo by Paul Morse March 3, 2006
President Discusses Strong U.S.-India Partnership in New Delhi, India
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     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Meets with Young Entrepreneurs at Indian School of Business
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     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
White House Welcomes Spring with Garden Tour
     Fact sheet White House Gardens
 
President George W. Bush and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh exchange handshakes Thursday, March 2, 2006, after their press availability at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi.  White House photo by Paul Morse March 2, 2006
President, Prime Minister Singh Discuss Growing Strategic Partnership
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: United States and India: Strategic Partnership
     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
President Meets with American and Indian CEOs in New Delhi
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     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
President Meets with Religious Leaders in New Delhi, India
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     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
President Thanks Prime Minister and India at State Dinner in New Delhi
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     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
President and Prime Minister Singh Exchange Toasts in India
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     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
U.S.-India Joint Statement on Trade
     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
U.S.-India Joint Statement
     Fact sheet President's Visit to India and Pakistan
Setting the Record Straight: The August 28th Hurricane Katrina Videoconference
     Fact sheet In Focus: Gulf Coast
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Recovery
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
President Applauds Senate for Voting to Renew Patriot Act
     Fact sheet In Focus: Patriot Act
Vice President's Remarks at the 2006 Saver Summit
President Announces Secretary Margaret Spellings to Lead U.S. Delegation to Attend Opening Ceremonies of Paralympic Games
President Announces Secretary of State Rice to Lead U.S. Delegation to Chilean Inauguration
President Announces Former President Bush to Lead U.S. Delegation to Attend Portuguese Inauguration
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan hold a press availability Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Kabul during a stop en route to India. President Bush told President Karzai that he hoped "the people of Afghanistan understand that as democracy takes hold, you're inspiring others. And that inspiration will cause others to demand their freedom." White House photo by Eric Draper March 1, 2006
President Meets with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Afghanistan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President and Mrs. Bush Dedicate U.S. Embassy Building in Afghanistan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Afghanistan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Thanks U.S. and Coalition Troops in Afghanistan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Afghanistan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense