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News Archive - January, 2008
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News Archive - January 2008

News releases for January 2008

President George W. Bush emphasizes a point as he speaks Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, on the global war on terror. Speaking to the Nevada Policy Research Institute at the Emerald at Queensridge in Las Vegas, the President told his audience, "Ours is a fabulous country. We are a dedicated, compassionate people, aiming to lay the foundation of peace for generations to come. I told you early, some see the world and tremble. I see the world and see opportunities. And the great opportunity before us is to lay the foundation of peace, and that is exactly was we're doing." White House photo by Eric Draper January 31, 2008
President Bush Discusses Global War on Terror in Las Vegas, Nevada
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President Bush to Host North American Leaders' Summit
President Bush Signs H.R. 5104 Into Law
 
President George W. Bush speaks with assembly workers on his tour of the Robinson Helicopter Company Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 in Torrance, Calif. White House photo by Eric Draper January 30, 2008
President Bush Discusses Trade and Economy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Indiana
Memorandum
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush stands next to graduates Adolphus Mosely, left, and Thomas Boyd, as he delivers remarks after visit the faith-based Jericho Program Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, in Baltimore. Said the President, "I've come to look firsthand at the Jericho Program, which is helping former prisoners make a successful transition back to society. There's no more important goal than to help good souls become -- come back to our society as productive citizens. I'm honored to have been with those who have worked hard to deal with their circumstances in such a way that they become productive citizens. I'm standing next to two such men, and I met probably seven others downstairs." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian January 29, 2008
President Bush Signs Executive Order Protecting American Taxpayers from Government Spending on Wasteful Earmarks
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Takes Unprecedented Steps to Advance Earmark Reform
President Bush Discusses the Faith-Based and Community Initiative
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Faith-Based and Community Initiative: A Quiet Revolution in the Way Government Addresses Human Need
President Bush Meets with Joint Chiefs and Combatant Commanders
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President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Margaret Truman Daniel
National African American History Month, 2008
Executive Order: Protecting American Taxpayers From Government Spending on Wasteful Earmarks
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers his State of the Union Address Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at the U.S. Capitol. White House photo by David Bohrer January 28, 2008
President Bush Delivers State of the Union Address
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     Fact sheet State of the Union 2008
Guest List for the First Lady's Box at the 2008 State of the Union
President Bush Signs H.R. 4986, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 into Law
President Bush Pleased by Confirmation of Ed Schafer as Secretary of Agriculture
President and Mrs. Bush Deeply Saddened by Death of Gordon B. Hinckley
President and Mrs. Bush Extend Condolences Regarding Death of Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Christodoulos
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek of the Czech Republic to the White House
Fact Sheet: President Bush Takes Action to Prevent Wasteful Earmarks
Sixth Anniversary of USA Freedom Corps, 2008
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum of Justification for Waiver of Section 1083 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 with Respect to Iraq
 
January 27, 2008
Statement by the President
 
January 26, 2008
President's Radio Address
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Statement by the President
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he addresses his remarks at the 2008 "Congress of Tomorrow" Luncheon Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. President Bush urged the Senate to move quickly on the stimulus package to help rejuvenate the economy. White House photo by Chris Greenberg January 25, 2008
President Bush Attends 2008 Congress of Tomorrow Luncheon
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President and Mrs. Bush to Visit Africa
Personnel Announcement
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
 
With Secretary of Treasury Hank Paulson looking on, President George W. Bush delivers a statement on the Bipartisan Economic Growth Agreement Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. Said the President, "I thank the Speaker and I thank Leader Boehner for their hard work. and for showing the American people that we can come together to help our nation deal with difficult economic challenges."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg January 24, 2008
President Bush Discusses the Bipartisan Economic Growth Agreement
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: New Growth Package Meets Criteria to Keep Our Economy Healthy
President Bush Meets with Elsa Morejon, Wife of Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Oscar Biscet
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Statement by the President on FISA
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
January 23, 2008
President Bush Participates in Briefing with Mayors on Free Trade Agreements
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Statement by the President
Statement by the Press Secretary on SCHIP
Statement by the Press Secretary
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 Congress of the United States
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Energy
Executive Order: Further Amendment of Executive Order 11858 Concerning Foreign Investment in the United States
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush is flanked by members of his Advisory Council on Financial Literacy Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, as he announces its establishment during a statement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. White House photo by Shealah Craighead January 22, 2008
President Bush Announces President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Remarks by the President Before Meeting with Bicameral and Bipartisan Members of Congress
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President Bush Speaks to March for Life Rally Participants
Statement on U.S. Export Control Reform Directives
Executive Order: Establishing the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy
Fact Sheet: Congress Must Act Now to Keep a Critical Intelligence Gap Closed
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush are joined by Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, right, and Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian for the Washington, D.C. libraries, left, posing for photos with children and staff at a reading class commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library. White House photo by Eric Draper January 21, 2008
President Bush Visits Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library
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     Fact sheet In Focus: African American History
 
January 19, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
With Vice President Dick Cheney looking on, President George W. Bush delivers a statement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Friday, Jan. 18, 2007, regarding the economy of the United States. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian January 18, 2008
President Bush Discusses Economy, Growth Package
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Taking Action to Keep Our Economy Healthy
President Bush Tours Factory, Discusses Economy
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Taking Action to Keep Our Economy Healthy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Fact Sheet: Taking Action to Keep Our Economy Healthy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Statement on Resignation of Ambassador Nicholas Burns
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process
National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2008
 
President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sit in the Oval Office with Rich Williamson, Special Envoy for Sudan Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, to discuss the continuing commitment by the United States to help the citizens of Sudan. Said the President, ". One of the reasons we care about the suffering in Sudan is because we care about the human condition all across the face of the earth. And we fully understand that when people suffer, it is in our interest to help." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian January 17, 2008
President Bush Meets with Special Envoy for Sudan Rich Williamson
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Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush walks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after arriving at Sham El Sheikh International Airport, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008. White House photo by Eric Draper January 16, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Commerce
Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2008
     Fact sheet African American History
Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
 
President George W. Bush participates in a roundtable discussion with Saudi entrepreneurs Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at the United States Embassy in Riyadh. White House photo by Chris Greenberg January 15, 2008
President Bush Participates in Roundtable with Saudi Entrepreneurs
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
Roundtable Interview of the President by Print, Wire and Television Reporters
     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
 
President George W. Bush participates in a tour of the Saadiyat Island Cultural District Exhibition and Masdar Exhibition Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The President view the exhibit before departing the city for Dubai and Riyadh on the last leg of his Mideast visit. White House photo by Eric Draper January 14, 2008
President Bush Views Renewable Technologies at Masdar Exhibit
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
President Bush Participates in Roundtable with Young Arab Leaders
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
Press Gaggle by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley
Religious Freedom Day, 2008
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, after arriving Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008. The President told his audience, "As you build a Middle East growing in peace and prosperity, the United States will be your partner." White House photo by Eric Draper January 13, 2008
President Bush Discusses Importance of Freedom in the Middle East
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
Fact Sheet: Fostering Freedom and Justice in the Middle East
 
President George W. Bush reaches out to troops at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, during his last stop in the country before continuing on to Bahrain. White House photo by Eric Draper January 12, 2008
President Bush Visits Military Personnel and Coalition Forces
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
President Bush Meets with Commander of Multinational Force-Iraq and Ambassador to Iraq
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
President Bush Participates in Roundtable on Democracy and Development with Kuwaiti Women
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
President Bush Arrives in Bahrain
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
Statement by the Press Secretary
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
 
President George W. Bush listens to Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate, as he visits the Hall of Names in Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, in Jerusalem Friday, Jan. 11, 2008. Joining the President in the visit are, from left, President Shimon Peres, of Israel; Josef Lapid, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Council, and Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. White House photo by Chris Greenberg January 11, 2008
President Bush Visits Yad Vashem
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Nebraska
President Bush Departs Israel
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President Bush Selects C. Boyden Gray as Special Envoy for European Union Affairs
 
President George W. Bush pauses after lighting a candle in the Cave of the Nativity marking the birthplace of Jesus Christ during his visit to the Church of Nativity Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, in Bethlehem. With him is Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Khouloud Daibes, Minister of Tourism. White House photo by Eric Draper January 10, 2008
President Bush and Palestinian Authority President Abbas Participate in Joint Press Availability
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
President Bush Visits Church of the Nativity
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
President Bush Discusses Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is greeted by Israel’s President Shimon Peres, center, and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert after arriving in Tel Aviv Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, for a weeklong visit to the Mideast.  White House photo by Eric Draper January 9, 2008
President Bush Arrives in Jerusalem
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
President Bush Meets with Israeli President Peres
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
President Bush and Prime Minister Olmert Participate in Joint Press Availability
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     Fact sheet Middle East Trip
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships Accepting Applications for the 2009-2010 Class
 
President George W. Bush addreses members of the media in the White House Rose Garden following his video teleconference Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, with Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders. President Bush is joined from left by Kristin Hagerstrom, John Smith, Dr. John Jones, U.S. Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England. The PRT's mission is to help strengthen moderate Iraqi leaders at the local, municipal and provincial level by providing assistance to help create jobs, deliver basic services and build up local economies. White House photo by Chris Greenberg January 8, 2008
President Bush Participates in Video Teleconference with Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Helping Iraq Achieve Economic and Political Stabilization
President Bush Meets with President Gul of Turkey
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Statement by the President on Progress Toward and Challenges to Lasting Peace in Sudan
President Bush Signs H.R. 660, H.R. 3690, S. 863, and H.R. 2640
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Nevada
Setting the Record Straight: President Bush Consistently Focused on Defining a Palestinian State
     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East
 
President George W. Bush talks with sixth grade student Mariano Ramos, 11, left, and seventh grader Amber McCarthy, 12, Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, during a visit to the Horace Greeley Elementary School in Chicago. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian January 7, 2008
President Bush Discusses the No Child Left Behind Act
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Six Years of Student Achievement Under No Child Left Behind
President Bush Discusses Economy in Chicago, Illinois
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Meets with Chicago 2016 Bid Committee and United States Olympic Committee Members
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Statement by the President on Kenya
 
January 6, 2008
Interview of the President by Hisham Bourar, Al Hurra TV
Interview of the President by Yonit Levi, Channel 2 News
Interview of the President by Nadia Bilbassy-Charters, Al Arabiya TV
 
January 5, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East
 
President George W. Bush, joined by Vice President Dick Cheney and U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right, addresses reporters Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, following a meeting with the President's Working Group on Financial Markets. White House photo by Eric Draper January 4, 2008
President Meets with Working Group on Financial Markets
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: December 2007 Marks Record 52nd Consecutive Month of Job Growth
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Signs S. 2436 into Law
Fact Sheet: December 2007 Marks Record 52nd Consecutive Month of Job Growth
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Interview of the President in Roundtable with Foreign Print Media
Interview of the President by Nahum Barnea and Shimon Shiffer of Yediot Ahronot
Executive Order: Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay
     Fact sheet Draft 2008 Salary Tables and Related Information
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Iowa
 
January 3, 2008
Briefing by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley on the President's Upcoming Trip to the Middle East
Statement by the Press Secretary
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
January 2, 2008
Personnel Announcement
 
January 1, 2008
President and Mrs. Bush Wish Americans, Troops Happy New Year
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007