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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.

Previously on Ask the White House Ask the White House Archives

September 29, 2006
Dina Habib Powell, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs

This past weekend, President Bush sent a delegation of private sector leaders. I was honored to be part of the delegation with John Chambers from Cisco, Dr. Ray Irani from Occidental Petroleum and Yousif Ghafari from the Ghafari Companies.
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September 27, 2006
Scott Carpenter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

Thanks for joining me for this discussion of the Middle East Partnership Initiative and other State Department policies and programs related to the Middle East and North Africa.
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September 18, 2006
Steven G. Bradbury, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice

In response to the Supreme Court's decision in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the President has recommended to Congress legislation that would establish effective and fair procedures for military commissions to bring to justice captured terrorists who have committed war crimes.
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September 14, 2006
Dr. Edward Lazear, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers

Hello, welcome to an "Ask the White House" internet chat about the economy. My name is Edward Lazear and I'm Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
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September 11, 2006
Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security

As we think back on the events five years ago today, we have an opportunity to look, both in terms of what we've learned and to look ahead in terms of what we know we need to do.
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September 8, 2006
Fran Townsend, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

It is a pleasure to be with you at the end of such an important week.
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September 5, 2006
Juan Zarate, Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism

It's a pleasure to be on with you today. This is an important day. The President today laid out clearly the nature of the enemy we face in the War on Terror through the use of their own words.
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