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News Archive - February, 2008
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News Archive - February 2008

News releases for February 2008

President George W. Bush meets with Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, in the Oval Office. White House photo by Chris Greenberg February 29, 2008
President Bush Meets with Secretary General of NATO Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
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Statement by President Bush on Resignation of Don Powell
President Bush Signs H.R. 5264 and H.R. 5478 into Law
Statement by the Press Secretary
Executive Order: President's Intelligence Advisory Board and Intelligence Oversight Board
Irish-American Heritage Month, 2008
National Consumer Protection Week, 2008
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he speaks to the press during a morning news conference Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. White House photo by Chris Greenberg February 28, 2008
Press Conference of the President
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President Bush Meets with His Economic Team
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President Bush Signs H.R. 1216 and H.R. 5270 into Law
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
American Red Cross Month, 2008
Save Your Vision Week, 2008
Message to the Congress of the United States
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Mirek Topolanek, during their meeting Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in the Oval Office. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian February 27, 2008
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Topolánek of the Czech Republic
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Welcomes 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox to White House
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President Bush Meets with Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference
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Statement by the President on Death of William F. Buckley
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush receives applause during his remarks to The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, in Washington, D.C. Joining the President on stage are Ambassador Andy Young, Chairman of the Board, Leon H. Sullivan, background center, and Ambassador Howard Jeter, president and CEO of The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation. White House photo by Eric Draper February 26, 2008
President Bush Discusses Trip to Africa at Leon H. Sullivan Foundation
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     Fact sheet Africa Video Slideshow
     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
President and Mrs. Bush Discuss Picturing America Initiative
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President Bush Meets with Former Cabinet Secretaries and Senior Government Officials on Free Trade Agreements
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Free Trade Agreements Vital To U.S. Economic Growth and National Security
Statement by the Press Secretary
Personnel Announcement
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush speaks to a meeting of the National Governors Association Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, in the State Dining Room of the White House. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian February 25, 2008
President Bush Meets with National Governors Association
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President and Mrs. Bush to Welcome King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan to White House
Statement by the President on Burma
Statement by the Press Secretary on FISA
Statement by the Press Secretary
Fact Sheet: The Quiet Revolution: A Seven-Year Progress Report
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Remarks by the President at the 2008 Republican Governors Association Gala
 
President George W. Bush makes a toast at a State Dinner for the Nation's Governors. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian February 24, 2008
President and Mrs. Bush Host State Dinner for Nation's Governors
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FISA Fact Check: Setting the Record Straight on Speaker Pelosi
 
February 23, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
 
February 22, 2008
Setting the Record Straight: President Bush Committed to Strengthening Democracy Throughout Africa
 
President George W. Bush and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia pass an honor guard Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, during the President's visit to Monrovia, Liberia. White House photo by Eric Draper February 21, 2008
President Bush Presented with Key to the City by President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush and President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia Exchange Toasts
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush Visits Barclay Training Center in Liberia
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush and President Johnson Sirleaf Participate in Roundtable on Education
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
Roundtable Interview of the President and the First Lady by the Travel Pool
     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
Personnel Announcement
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kentucky
 
President George W. Bush and Ghana President John Agyekum Kufuor laugh together during their meeting at Osu Castle, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 in Accra, Ghana. White House photo by Eric Draper February 20, 2008
President Bush Participates in Press Availability with President Kufuor of Ghana
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush Participates in United States Embassy Greeting, Discusses Malaria
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush Meets with Peace Corps Volunteers
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush Meets with President Kufuor of Ghana
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush Attends Tee Ball Game in Ghana
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush and President Kufuor Exchange Toasts
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
Fact Sheet: Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases Around The World
     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, regarding the independence of Kosovo.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 19, 2008
President Bush Visits Kigali Memorial Centre in Rwanda
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: United States Leading The Global Response To Crisis In Darfur
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush Discusses Kosovo
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Kagame of Rwanda
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush and President Kagame of Rwanda Dedicate United States Embassy Kigali
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
Fact Sheet: United States-Rwanda Bilateral Investment Treaty
     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa Trip 2008
 
President George W. Bush greets a young child on his arrival Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, for a tour of the outpatient clinic of the Meru District Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. White House photo by Eric Draper February 18, 2008
President Bush Tours Meru District Hospital, Discusses Malaria
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
Text of a Letter from the President to the President of Kosovo
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
 
President George W. Bush and President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, shake hands after signing the $698 million Millennium Challenge Compact Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, in Dar es Salaam. In signing the compact, President Bush said, "We are partners in democracy. We believe that governments ought to respond to the people. We're also partners in fighting disease, extending opportunity and working for peace. Mr. President, I mentioned I was proud to sign, along with the President, the largest Millennium Challenge Account in the history of the United States here in Tanzania. It will provide nearly $700 million over five years to improve Tanzania's transportation network, secure reliable supplies of energy, and expand access to clean and safe water." White House photo by Chris Greenberg February 17, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Kikwete of Tanzania
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush Participates in Roundtable on PEPFAR with President Kikwete of Tanzania
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
Remarks by President Bush and President Kikwete of Tanzania in An Exchange of Toasts
     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
 
President George W. Bush is greeted by President Boni Yayi of Benin, and his wife, Madame Chantal de Souza Yayi, as he and Mrs. Laura Bush deplane Air Force One Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at the Cadjehoun International Airport in Cotonou, Benin. White House photo by Eric Draper February 16, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Yayi of Benin
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President Bush Presented Grand Cross of the National Order of Benin
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Press Briefing by Ambassador Jendayi Frazer
     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
 
President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney meet with the Bicameral Republican leadership Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in the Oval Office. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian February 15, 2008
President Bush Meets with Bicameral Republican Leadership
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President Bush Meets with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
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President and Mrs. Bush to Welcome His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the White House
Statement by the Press Secretary
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
Press Gaggle by Scott Stanzel
Executive Order: Providing An Order of Succession Within the Department of Health and Human Services
Myth/Fact: Five Myths About the House's Failure to Give Our Intelligence Professionals the Tools They Need to Monitor Terrorists Effectively
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President George W. Bush gestures as he as he delivers his remarks Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, on his upcoming trip to Africa. Speaking in praise of the continent President Bush said, "Africa in the 21st century is a continent of potential. It's a place where democracy is advancing, where economies are growing, and leaders are meeting challenges with purpose and determination."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg February 14, 2008
President and Mrs. Bush Discuss Africa Policy, Trip to Africa
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     Fact sheet Africa Trip 2008
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: U.S. Africa Policy: An Unparalleled Partnership Strengthening Democracy, Overcoming Poverty, and Saving Lives
President Bush Discusses Protect America Act
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Congress Must Act Now To Ensure That We Have The Tools To Keep America Safe
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Roundtable Interview of the President with Foreign Radio Media
President Bush Signs H.R. 4253 into Law
Statement on Protect America Act
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Statement by the President
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
Memorandum for the Secretary of Health and Human Services
Interview of the President by Matt Frei, BBC World News America
 
With Michael McConnell, Director of National Intelligence, looking on, President George W. Bush delivers a statement on the Protect America Act Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, in the Oval Office of the White House. Said the President, "It is time for Congress to ensure the flow of vital intelligence is not disrupted. It is time for Congress to pass a law that provides a long-term foundation to protect our country. And they must do so immediately."  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian February 13, 2008
President Bush Discusses Protect America Act
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The House Must Act Quickly to Pass Bipartisan Senate FISA Modernization Bill
President Bush Signs H.R. 5140, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Bipartisan Growth Package Will Help Protect Our Nation's Economic Health
Statement by the Press Secretary
Executive Order: Blocking Property of Additional Persons in Connection with the National Emergency with Respect to Syria
Message to the Congress of the United States
Memorandum for the Secretary Of State
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush joins the Temptations on stage in the East Room of the White House Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, after they performed during the celebration of African American History Month. White House photo by Eric Draper February 12, 2008
President Bush Celebrates African American History Month
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President Bush Meets with Mali President Amadou Touré
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Statement by the President
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush speaks to the press after the signing of the 2008 Economic Report Monday Feb. 11, 2008, in the Oval Office. Joining President Bush are, from left, Chuck Blahous, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy; Pierce Scranton, Chief of Staff, Council of Economic Advisors; Eddie Lazear, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors; Donald Marron, Senior Economic Advisor, Council of Economic Advisors; and Keith Hennessey, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian February 11, 2008
President Bush Signs 2008 Economic Report
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Economic Report of the President
President and Mrs. Bush Host Heart Truth Reception
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Heart Truth: Helping Prevent Heart Disease in Women
Statement by the President
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Congressman Tom Lantos
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
President Bush to Welcome United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the White House
Remarks by the National Security Advisor, Stephen Hadley, to the Center for International Security and Cooperation
 
President George W. Bush makes remarks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House honoring Abraham Lincoln's 199th Birthday, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008. White House photo by Chris Greenberg February 10, 2008
President and Mrs. Bush Honor Abraham Lincoln's 199th Birthday
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February 9, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Judicial Nominees
 
President George W. Bush attends a briefing on regional tornado damage shortly after arriving Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at the Lafayette Fire Department in Lafayette, Tennessee. The President visited the area in the wake of Tuesday's deadly tornadoes. White House photo by Chris Greenberg February 8, 2008
President Bush Briefed on Regional Tornado Damage
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President Bush Tours Tornado Damage in Tennessee
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Remarks by the President to the Conservative Political Action Conference
President Bush to Host Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark
President Bush to Welcome President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia
 
President George W. Bush addresses an East Room audience Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, on pending President nominations. In urging the Senate to act on the nominations, the President said, "I'm really grateful for the many talented and dedicated and patriotic men and women who have answered the call to service. And now my call to the United States Senate is this: Rise to your responsibilities; give these nominees the vote they deserve, and confirm them as soon as possible."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg February 7, 2008
President Bush Discusses Pending Presidential Nominations, Urges Senate Confirmation
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Senate Must Act on Nominations to Federal Courts and Agencies
President and Mrs. Bush Discuss Helping America's Youth
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Continuing the Work of Helping Our Nation's Youth
President Bush Attends National Prayer Breakfast
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President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland to the White House
Statement by the President
Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels
Executive Order: Improving the Coordination and Effectiveness of Youth Programs
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Arkansas
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Tennessee
Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush speaks about the devastation left in the wake of overnight tornadoes across the South as he delivers remarks during the ceremonial swearing in Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, of Ed Schafer as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Said the President, "Today before we begin this important ceremony, I do want the people in those states to know the American people are standing with them."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg February 6, 2008
President Bush Attends Ceremonial Swearing in of Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer
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President Bush Welcomes Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks to the White House
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President Bush to Host NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the White House
President Bush Signs S. 2110 into Law
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Hawaii
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush holds a racing helmet as he poses with 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and wife, Chandra Johnson Tuesday Feb. 5, 2008, in the Oval Office. White House photo by Chris Greenberg February 5, 2008
President Bush Meets with 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion
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President Bush Signs H.R. 3432 into Law
Statement by the President
Presidential Message: Lunar New Year 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Missouri
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict In Côte D'Ivoire
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Executive Order: Implementation of the Protocol Additional to the Agreement Between the United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards in the United States of America
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush holds up a computer with the E-Budget for the cameras during a Cabinet meeting Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. Later, the President said, "I submitted the budget today to Congress -- it's on a laptop notebook, an e-budget. It saves paper, saves trees, saves money. I think it's the first budget submitted electronically. And it's a good budget. It's a budget that achieves some important objectives. One, it understands our top priority is to defend our country, so we fund our military, as well as fund the homeland security. Secondly, the budget keeps our economy growing." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian February 4, 2008
President Bush Meets with Cabinet, Discusses Budget
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The President's FY09 Budget
     Fact sheet Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2009
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on the economy during his stop Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Mo. The President told his audience, "I've got an agenda for Congress. I'm looking forward to working with them on how to stimulate the economy in the short-term, but make sure we remain a strong economy in the long-term. And I'm looking forward to working with them." White House photo by Eric Draper February 1, 2008
President Bush Discusses Economy in Kansas City
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Mrs. Bush's Radio Address to the Nation
President Bush Signs Presidential Proclamation in Honor of American Heart Month
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     Fact sheet American Heart Month, 2008
American Heart Month, 2008
     Fact sheet President Bush Signs Presidential Proclamation in Honor of American Heart Month
     Fact sheet Mrs. Bush's Radio Address to the Nation
President Bush to Welcome Amadou Toumani Touré of the Republic of Mali to the White House
Fact Sheet: Addressing Uncertainties to Help Keep Our Economy Growing
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kansas