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News Archive - October 2006

News releases for October 2006

President George W. Bush and Andrew Natsios, Presidential Special Envoy for Sudan, meet with the press in the Oval Office Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006. "The situation in Darfur is on our minds," said the President. "The people who have suffered there need to know that the United States will work with others to help solve the problem." White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt October 31, 2006
President Bush Discusses Sudan with Special Envoy and Makes Remarks on North Korea
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
Remarks by the President at Georgia Victory 2006 Rally
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
National Hospice Month, 2006
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
Veterans Day, 2006
     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
Statement on U.S.-EU Economic Ministerial
 
October 30, 2006
Remarks by the President at the Texas Victory 2006 Rally
Remarks by the President at Georgia Victory 2006 Rally
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Continuation of National Emergency Regarding the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Statement by the Press Secretary
National American Indian Heritage Month, 2006
National Diabetes Month, 2006
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
National Family Caregivers Month, 2006
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2006
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
National Adoption Month, 2006
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush address military personnel and their families at Charleston Air Force Base in Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday, October 28, 2006. White House photo by Paul Morse October 28, 2006
President Bush Greets Troops in Charleston, South Carolina
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Job & Economy
Joint Statement by the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Remarks by the President at Indiana Victory 2006 Rally
Vice President's Remarks to the Travel Pool
 
President George W. Bush welcomes NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to the Oval Office Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt October 27, 2006
President Bush and NATO Secretary General Deliver Remarks in Oval Office
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Alaska
Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for the B-2 Bomber Forces
 
President George W. Bush signs H.R. 6061, the Secure Fence Act of 2006, in the Roosevelt Room Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006. Pictured with the President are, from left: Commissioner Ralph Basham of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Chief David Aguilar of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Congressman Peter King, R-N.Y.; Congressman John Boehner, R-Ohio; and Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson of the Department of Homeland Security; and Senator Bill Frist, R-Tenn. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt October 26, 2006
President Bush Signs Secure Fence Act
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Secure Fence Act of 2006
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeland Security
President Discusses Small Business in Michigan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
Remarks by the President at Lamberti for Congress and Iowa Victory 2006 Luncheon
Remarks by the President at Bouchard for U.S. Senate Reception
Setting the Record Straight: Mainstream Media Reports Inaccurate; Distort Prime Minister Maliki's Press Conference
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
 
President George W. Bush discusses Iraq with reporters during a press conference in the East Room Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006. "I will send more troops to Iraq if General Casey says, I need more troops in Iraq to achieve victory," said President Bush in response to a reporter's question about the troops serving in Iraq. White House photo by Paul Morse October 25, 2006
Press Conference by the President
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President Bush Welcomes President Fernandez of the Dominican Republic to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
 
President George W. Bush speaks to employees at Gyrocam Systems in Sarasota, Fla., during an unannounced visit Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. Gyrocam Systems is known as an industry leader in airborne surveillance used for both law enforcement and homeland security.  White House photo by Eric Draper October 24, 2006
President Bush Discusses the Economy, Small Business in Florida
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
Statement by the President and First Lady on Retirement of Chief Usher Gary Walters
Remarks by the President at Vern Buchanan for Congress Reception
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for New York
 
President George W. Bush is welcomed by Bob Johnson, founder and chairman of the RLJ Companies, to the Urban Trust Bank for a discussion on the economy with small business owners and community bankers, Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Eric Draper October 23, 2006
President Bush Meets with Small Business Owners and Community Bankers
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
President Bush to Attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in Vietnam and Travel to Singapore and Indonesia
     Fact sheet APEC 2006
     Fact sheet President's Trip to Southeast Asia
Presidential Message: Eid al-Fitr
 
President George W. Bush speaks during a video teleconference with Vice President Dick Cheney, on screen, and military commanders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006. Pictured from left are National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, Deputy National Security Advisor J.D. Crouch, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State on Iraq David Satterfield, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Army General John Abizaid and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine General Peter Pace. White House photo by Eric Draper October 21, 2006
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
 
President George W. Bush meets employees at a pharmacy in Washington, D.C. Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, during a visit to the store where he talked about the Medicare Part D Plan. "Our seniors are saving money, they're getting better coverage," said the President. "It's a plan that I'm real proud of."  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt October 20, 2006
President Bush and Secretary Leavitt Discuss Medicare
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Medicare
President Bush Meets with Organizations that Support the United States Military in Iraq and Afghanistan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President Attends National Italian American Foundation Dinner
President Bush to Welcome NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to the White House
Remarks by the President at a National Senatorial Committee Reception
United Nations Day, 2006
 
President George W. Bush picks through a patch of pumpkins at a roadside stand with owner Bill Gaulmyer in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006. White House photo by Paul Morse October 19, 2006
President Bush to Welcome President-Elect Felipe Calderon of Mexico to the White House
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Remarks by the President at Sherwood-Pennsylvania Victory Committee Reception
Remarks by the President at Friends of George Allen Reception
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush spends time with students at the Waldo C. Falkener Elementary School Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, in Greensboro, N.C. The President visited with third- and fifth-graders before delivering his remarks on the No Child Left Behind Act. White House photo by Paul Morse October 18, 2006
President Bush Discusses No Child Left Behind Act in North Carolina
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: A Day in North Carolina: President Bush Highlights the Success of No Child Left Behind
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Bush Visits Victory Junction Gang Camp, Inc.
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50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution
 
President George W. Bush signs into law S. 3930, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, during a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in the East Room of the White House. Joining him on stage, from left are: Utah Rep. Chris Cannon, Indiana Rep. Steve Buyer, Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, California Rep. Duncan Hunter, and Sen. John Warner of Virginia. General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales are in the background. White House photo by Paul Morse October 17, 2006
President Bush Signs Military Commissions Act of 2006
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Military Commissions Act of 2006
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Sanader of Croatia to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Attends Swearing-In Ceremony for Mary Peters as Secretary of Transportation
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     Fact sheet President's Cabinet
President's Statement on H.R. 5122, the "John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007"
Statement by the President on U.S. Reaching 300 Million Population Milestone
President's Statement on H.R. 233, the "Northern California Coastal Wild Heritage Wilderness Act"
     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
President Signs H.R. 4957 and H.R. 6197
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Hawaii
 
President George W. Bush addresses the Iftaar Dinner with Ambassadors and Muslim leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2006.  White House photo by Paul Morse October 16, 2006
President Bush Attends Iftaar Dinner at the White House
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     Fact sheet Menu for the Iftaar Dinner
     Fact sheet Ramadan 2006
President Signs H.R. 138, H.R. 479, H.R. 3508, H.R. 4902, H.R. 5094, H.R. 5160, H.R. 5381, and S. 2562
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Alaska
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense
 
October 15, 2006
Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for New York
 
President George W. Bush with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at the dedication of the United States Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia on October 14, 2006. White House photo by Paul Morse October 14, 2006
President Bush Attends United States Air Force Memorial Dedication
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President's Remarks on United Nations Security Council Resolution on North Korea
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Setting the Record Straight: The Associated Press' Iraq Analysis
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with Congressman Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, after signing H.R. 4954, the SAFE Port Act, in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building Friday, Oct. 13, 2006. Also pictured from left are Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn.; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah; Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; and Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn.  White House photo by Paul Morse October 13, 2006
President Bush Signs SAFE Port Act
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     Fact sheet President's Statement on H.R. 4954, the "Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006"
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeland Security
President Meets with President's Management Council, Discusses Management Agenda
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President's Management Agenda: Making Government More Effective
     Fact sheet President's Management Agenda
President Bush Signs S. 56, the "Rio Grande Natural Area Act"
     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
President Bush Signs S. 203, the "National Heritage Areas Act of 2006"
President's Statement on H.R. 3127, the “Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006”
     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
Executive Order: Blocking Property of and Prohibiting Transactions with the Government of Sudan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
President Signs H.R. 315, H.R. 562, H.R. 1463, H.R. 1556, H.R. 2322, H.R. 4768, H.R. 4805, H.R. 5026, H.R. 5428, H.R. 5434, S. 2856, S. 3661, and S. 3728
Statement on Appointment of the New Secretary-General of the United Nations Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon
The President and Mrs. Bush to Welcome the King and Queen of Sweden to the White House
National Character Counts Week, 2006
National Forest Products Week, 2006
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
 
President George W. Bush addresses the Renewable Energy Conference in St. Louis, Mo., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006. The President discussed the development of new energy sources that reduce America's consumption of oil, such as hydrogen. "Ultimately, in my judgment, one of the ways to make sure that we become fully less dependent on oil is through hydrogen. And we're spending $1.2 billion to encourage hydrogen fuel cells. It's coming, it's coming," said the President. "It's an interesting industry evolution, to think about your automobiles being powered by hydrogen, and the only emission is water vapor." White House photo by Eric Draper October 12, 2006
President Bush Discusses Energy at Renewable Energy Conference
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
Remarks by the President at Roskam for Congress, David McSweeney for Congress 2006, and Illinois Congressional Victory Committee 2006 Reception
President's Statement on Anniversary of USS Cole Attack
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President Designates United States Postal Service, Courthouse and Federal Building Facilities
President Signs H.R. 318, H.R. 326, H.R. 1728, H.R. 2720, H.R. 3443, H.R. 5539, H.R. 6106, S. 213, S. 2146, and S. 2430
White Cane Safety Day, 2006
National Energy Awareness Month, 2006
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush holds a press conference in the Rose Garden Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006. “In response to North Korea's actions, we're working with our partners in the region and the United Nations Security Council to ensure there are serious repercussions for the regime in Pyongyang,” said President Bush. White House photo by Paul Morse October 11, 2006
Press Conference by the President
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President Bush Discusses the Economy and Budget
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Economic Strength and Spending Restraint Drive Down Budget Deficit
     Fact sheet In Focus: Budget Management
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
President Bush Signs H.R. 5664 and H.R. 6159
President Bush to Welcome President Leonel Fernandez Reyna of the Dominican Republic to the White House
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Proclamation: To Modify Rules of Origin Under the North American Free Trade Agreement
General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2006
 
President George W. Bush participates in a panel on school safety at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006. "All of us in this country want our classrooms to be gentle places of learning, places where people not only learn the basics -- basic skills necessary to become productive citizens, but learn to relate to one another," said President Bush. "And our parents I know want to be able send their child or children to schools that are safe places."  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt October 10, 2006
President Bush Participates in Panel on School Safety
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Conference on School Safety
     Fact sheet Conference on School Safety
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
School Safety Resources for Parents, Schools, Law Enforcement Officials, and Communities
     Fact sheet Conference on School Safety
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Bush Welcomes President Garcia of Peru to the White House
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     Fact sheet Joint Statement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Peru
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Remarks by the President at Mac Collins for Congress Reception
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on North Korea from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 9, 2006. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt October 9, 2006
President Bush's Statement on North Korea Nuclear Test
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Conference on School Safety
     Fact sheet Conference on School Safety
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
Biographies of Panelists in a Conference on School Safety
     Fact sheet Conference on School Safety
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
Setting the Record Straight: Bob Woodward On "Meet The Press"
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
 
October 8, 2006
Statement on the Murder of Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush stand for the National Anthem during the Christening Ceremony of the George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in Newport News, Virginia, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper October 7, 2006
President Bush Attends Christening Ceremony of the George H. W. Bush
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President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Bush's Statement on Passing of Buck O'Neil
 
President George W. Bush meets with business leaders Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at the FedEx Express DCA Facility in Washington, D.C., during a roundtable discussion on job growth and the economy. President Bush was joined at the meeting by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and Al Hubbard, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt October 6, 2006
President Bush Discusses Job Growth and the Economy
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Job Creation Continues – More Than 6.6 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
President Bush Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House
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     Fact sheet Hispanic Heritage Month
President Bush Signs H.R. 3858, the "Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006"
President Bush Signs H.R. 683, H.R. 2066, H.R. 4841, S. 3187, and S. 3613
President Bush Signs H.R. 1036, H.R. 1442, H.R. 5074, H.R. 5187, and H.R. 5574
Statement by the Press Secretary
Fire Prevention Week, 2006
 
President George W. Bush talks with students during his visit Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, in the SmartLab of the Woodridge Elementary and Middle Campus in Washington, D.C., where students demonstrated various math, science and technology projects.  White House photo by Paul Morse October 5, 2006
President Bush Discusses No Child Left Behind
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The No Child Left Behind Act: Challenging Students Through High Expectations
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Discusses NCLB Reauthorization at the Education Department
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The No Child Left Behind Act: Challenging Students Through High Expectations
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Bush Signs H.R. 3408, S. 176, S. 244, S. 1025, S. 1275, S. 1323, and S. 2690
Columbus Day, 2006
National School Lunch Week, 2006
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is joined by Arizona legislators as he delivers his remarks at the signing ceremony for H.R. 5441, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2007, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, in Scottsdale. From left are: Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Rep. Rick Renzi, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Rep. Trent Franks. President Bush stressed, "This legislation will give us better tools to enforce our immigration laws and to secure our southern border."  White House photo by Eric Draper October 4, 2006
President Bush Signs Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act
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     Fact sheet President's Statement on H.R. 5441
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeland Security
Remarks by the President at Rick Renzi for Congress Breakfast
Remarks by the President at Bob Beauprez for Governor and Colorado Republican Party Reception
Statement on Japanese Prime Minister's Planned Visit to China and Korea
Leif Erikson Day, 2006
Setting the Record Straight: Bob Woodward
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
 
President George W. Bush reaches into a flurry of flags to greet students at George W. Bush Elementary School in Stockton, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper October 3, 2006
President's Remarks During School Visit in California
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Discusses California Fire Containment Upon Arrival in Los Angeles
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
President Signs S. 260, the "Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act"
Remarks by the President at Richard Pombo for Congress Breakfast
Remarks by the President at John Doolittle for Congress Reception
Statement on North Korean Nuclear Test
Statement on Thai Coup Developments
Statement on Protection of Sustainable Fisheries
The Rest of the Story: The Rice-Tenet Meeting
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2006
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2006
German-American Day, 2006
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Commerce
 
President George W. Bush welcomes Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to the Oval Office Monday, October 2, 2006.  White House photo by Eric Draper October 2, 2006
President Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Meets with Andrew Natsios, Special Envoy for Sudan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
Remarks by the President at Heller for Congress Reception
Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Senate of the United States
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense
Personnel Announcement