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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 200 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.

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Kristen Silverberg

September 30, 2004
Kristen Silverberg, Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

Hi. It's good to be here today to answer your questions on health care. Who has the first question?

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Margaret Spellings

September 29, 2004
Margaret Spellings, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

Good morning. Great to be back talking about one of my favorite things -- education. It is a subject that always gets much attention. So let's get to it.

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Max Mayfield

September 24, 2004
Max Mayfield, National Hurricane Center Director

Thank you for joining us today. All of the forecasters here at NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami are busy preparing for what could be an unprecedented fourth hurricane to impact Florida in a single season, but we're well aware that people have concerns and we'll do our best to answer your questions.

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Jim Wilkinson

September 23, 2004
Jim Wilkinson, Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications

Hello everyone. Quite a historic day here in Washington with Prime Minister Allawi's visit. I look forward to taking your questions. Be gentle.

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Dan Bartlett

September 21, 2004
Dan Bartlett, White House Communications Director

Great to be here today. I know there are a lot of questions so let's go right to the questions.

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Jim Connaughton

September 20, 2004
Jim Connaughton, Council on Environmental Quality Chairman

Good afternoon everyone. About an hour from now, I will have the long-awaited pleasure of hosting the Presidentially appointed U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy at the White House to receive their final report and recommendations.

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John Snow

September 17, 2004
John Snow, Treasury Secretary

Greetings from Ohio! I'm proud to be talking to you today from my home state of Ohio, the Buckeye state. Welcome to "Ask the White House." It's great to be back; this is one of my favorite forums for discussion with American taxpayers. I'm looking forward to your questions, so let's get started.

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Mike Brown

September 16, 2004
Mike Brown, FEMA Administrator

Good afternoon everyone. Greetings from Alabama where we are sitting in the middle of a huge storm -- fierce winds and horizontal rain. I will take your questions now.

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Don Evans

September 15, 2004
Don Evans, Commerce Secretary

I'm delighted to be here at Ask the White House to share my experience of riding through Hurricane Ivan on one of NOAA's Hurricane Hunters.

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Harriet Miers

September 10, 2004
Harriet Miers, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy

Hello, I am Harriet Miers and I am Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the White House. I am very happy to answer your questions today. Why don't we get started!

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