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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.


April 30, 2004
Doug Badger, Senior Health Policy Advisor

Hi, I'm Doug Badger, and I'm looking forward to taking your questions.

April 29, 2004
Commerce Secretary Don Evans

Commerce Secretary Don Evans took questions emailed to the White House regarding the economic growth during the first quarter of 2004.

April 28, 2004
Dr. Penrose "Parney" Albright, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Assistant Secretary for Science and Technology


April 26, 2004
Richard Russell, Senior Director for Technology

Hello from Air Force One. I'm Richard Russell, I'm just returning from a trip with the President to Minnesota where the President outlined an ambitious innovation agenda . . .

April 23, 2004
Sean Astin, Producer, Actor, member of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation

Hello everyone and thank you so much for tuning in to the White House Q & A. It is my great privilege to be included in the company of such extraordinary and distinguished Americans. Let's take your questions

April 22, 2004
Jim Connaughton, Council on Environmental Quality Chairman

Happy 35th Earth Day
It's a pleasure to be back on Ask the White House (the second time this week!) to answer your questions as we celebrate our great progress since the first Earth Day.

April 21, 2004
Desiree Sayle, Freedom Corps Director

Hi, it's great to be on Ask the White House today to celebrate National Volunteer Week. I look forward to taking your questions.

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

I'm glad to be here today and am looking forward to taking your questions about today's release of the Preliminary Report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy.

April 19, 2004
Andrew Card, White House Chief of Staff

It is good to be here on the one-year anniversary of Ask the White House (a few days late). I'm excited to take your questions. . .

April 15, 2004
John Snow, Treasury Secretary

It's great to be here on tax day! I know Americans don't look forward to April 15, but this tax day is really hurting less this year, thanks to the President's tax cuts.

April 9, 2004
Sean McCormack, National Security Council Spokesman

Hi, I'm Sean McCormack, it is a pleasure to be able to answer you questions. For those of you who don't know, I am the spokesman for the National Security Council as well as the Deputy White House Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs. I work both for Dr. Rice and Scott McClellan.

April 8, 2004
Margaret Spellings, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

Hello. Happy to take your questions today about the President's education initiatives to build a stronger workforce. Let's go.

April 6, 2004
Sara Armstrong, Director of the White House Visitors Office

Hello. Good to be here. Looking forward to answering your questions on the Easter Egg Roll.

April 5, 2004
Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame Pitcher

Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan was the guest on Ask the White House to discuss baseball on the opening day of the 2004 season

April 2, 2004
Greg Mankiw, President's Economic Advisor

Hello, it's nice to be back here to talk to you about the economy and today's job report. I'm ready to take your questions.


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