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News Archive - April, 2008
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News Archive - April 2008

News releases for April 2008

President George W. Bush and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings join Mike Geisen, the 2008 National Teacher of the Year, and his family as they celebrate the 7th grade teacher's honors Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House. Family members include Mr. Geisen's wife, Jennifer, and their children, Johanna, 8, and Aspen, 6.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian April 30, 2008
President Bush Welcomes 2008 National and State Teachers of the Year to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Bush Welcomes Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Giants to White House
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the President on North Korea Freedom Week
Nomination Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush makes a statement during a news conference Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in the Rose Garden. In urging Congress to act on his economic proposals, the President said, "In all these issues, the American people are looking to their leaders to come together and act responsibly. I don't think this is too much to ask even in an election year."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg April 29, 2008
Press Conference by the President
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President Bush Meets with Ambassador Eide, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Afghanistan
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President Bush Discusses National Volunteer Week
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: 2008 National Volunteer Week
     Fact sheet Ask the White House
Jewish American Heritage Month, 2008
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 2008
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2008
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush listens to remarks by President Alvaro Colom Monday, April 28, 2008, in the Oval Office during a visit the Guatemalan leader and his wife to the White House. White House photo by Chris Greenberg April 28, 2008
President Bush Meets with Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Meets with U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum
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President Bush to Travel to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt
President Bush Signs S. 793 into Law
Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush leads the Marine Band Saturday, April 26, 2008, during the 94th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian April 26, 2008
President Bush Attends White House Correspondents' Association Dinner
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement Friday, April 25, 2008, on the South Grounds of the White House regarding the economic stimulus rebate checks. "I'm pleased that the Treasury Department has worked quickly to get the money into the hands of the American people. Starting Monday, the effects of the stimulus will begin to reach millions of households across our country."  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian April 25, 2008
President Bush Discusses Economic Stimulus Rebate Checks
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Discusses Malaria Awareness Day
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: 2008 Malaria Awareness Day
     Fact sheet Malaria Awareness Day, 2008
     Fact sheet In Focus: Malaria
President Bush Visits Northwest Boys & Girls Club in Hartford, Connecticut
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President Bush Signs S. 2903 into Law
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks Thursday, April 24, 2008, during the White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg April 24, 2008
President Bush Attends White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Providing Greater Opportunities for Our Children by Ensuring Access to Faith-Based Schools
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
     Fact sheet White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools
President Bush Welcomes Members of Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride to White House
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President Bush Meets with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day
President Bush Signs S. 1858 into Law
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush presents the Congressional Gold Medal to famed heart surgeon Dr. Michael Ellis DeBakey during a ceremony Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at the U.S. Capitol. Said the President, "For nearly a hundred years, our country has been blessed with the endless talents and dedication of Dr. Michael DeBakey. And he has dedicated his career to a truly noble ambition -- bettering the life of his fellow man." White House photo by Chris Greenberg April 23, 2008
President Bush Attends Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Dr. Michael Ellis DeBakey
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President Bush Discusses National Small Business Week
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Small Business
Statement by the President on National Donate Life Month
President Bush Signs H.J.Res.70 into Law
Statement by the Press Secretary
Older Americans Month, 2008
Loyalty Day, 2008
National Volunteer Week, 2008
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush, Mexico's President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper stand together at the conclusion of their joint news conference Tuesday, April 22, 2008, the last day of the 2008 North American Leaders' Summit in New Orleans. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian April 22, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Calderon of Mexico and Prime Minister Harper of Canada
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     Fact sheet Joint Statement by President Bush, President Calderon, Prime Minister Harper
     Fact sheet In Focus: North American Leaders' Summit
President Bush Meets with Community Leaders in New Orleans
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     Fact sheet In Focus: North American Leaders' Summit
     Fact sheet In Focus: Gulf Coast Recovery
Remarks by the President Upon Arrival
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Joint Statement by President Bush, President Calderon, Prime Minister Harper
     Fact sheet President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Calderon of Mexico and Prime Minister Harper of Canada
     Fact sheet In Focus: North American Leaders Summit
Statement by the President on No Child Left Behind Act
President Bush Disappointed by Congress' Failure on Farm Bill
Statement by the Press Secretary
Fact Sheet: White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools
National Day of Prayer, 2008
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush joins Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon in unveiling a plaque Monday, April 21, 2008, at the reopening of the Mexican consulate in New Orleans. President Bush will participate in meetings with President Calderon and Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper at the 2008 North American Leaders’ Summit.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian April 21, 2008
President Bush Attends Opening of Mexican Consulate
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     Fact sheet In Focus: North American Leaders' Summit
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Harper of Canada
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     Fact sheet In Focus: North American Leaders' Summit
President Bush Attends United States Chamber of Commerce Reception
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     Fact sheet In Focus: North American Leaders' Summit
President Bush Meets with President Calderon of Mexico
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     Fact sheet In Focus: North American Leaders' Summit
President Bush to Welcome His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
 
April 20, 2008
Remarks by the Vice President at the Farewell Ceremony for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
 
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak laughs as President George W. Bush speaks of President Lee's nickname the "Bulldozer" during a joint press availability Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the Presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. During his remarks, President Bush said, "President Lee is the first Korean President to visit Camp David. And I don't know if the American citizens understand your nickname -- you're known as the "Bulldozer." He said to make sure that it was a bulldozer with a computer. And the reason why is this is a man who takes on big challenges and he doesn't let obstacles get in the way. I like his spirit, I like his candor, and I like his optimistic vision. But most of all I really appreciate his values." White House photo by Shealah Craighead April 19, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
 
President George W. Bush listens as Steve Preston, the President's nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, makes remarks during the announcement Friday, April 18, 2008, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Acknowledging the President's nomination, Mr. Preston said, "As we help people pursue the American Dream, we need to have a market to operate fairly and effectively for all Americans. And our solutions must restore confidence in our markets, while not erecting barriers to future entrepreneurs, investors and home buyers." White House photo by Shealah Craighead April 18, 2008
President Bush Announces Nomination of Steve Preston as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Steve Preston: a Qualified Leader to Help American Families
     Fact sheet In Focus: Home Ownership
President Bush Attends National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
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President Bush Attends America's Small Business Summit 2008
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Creating An Entrepreneurial Atmosphere to Help Small Businesses Succeed
     Fact sheet In Focus: Small Business
President Bush Selects Major General Doug O'Dell as Coordinator of Federal Support for Recovery and Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Selects Major General Doug O'Dell to Serve as Gulf Coast Coordinator
Small Business Week, 2008
Executive Order: Amending Executive Orders 13389 and 13390
President Bush to Welcome President of Republic of Guatemala to White House
President Bush Signs H.R. 5813 and S. 550 into Law
Presidential Message, Passover
Personnel Announcement
 
Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom, remarks during a joint press availability Thursday, April 17, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House. Said Prime Minister Brown, "The world owes President George Bush a huge debt of gratitude for leading the world in our determination to root out terrorism, and to ensure that there is no safe haven for terrorism and no hiding place for terrorists." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian April 17, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
     Fact sheet US/UK Announcement on Health and Health Workers
President Bush Welcomes Recipients of the President's Environmental Youth Awards to White House
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Statement by the President
To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Generalized System of Preferences and for Other Purposes
Message to the Congress of the United States
Nomination Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush and Pope Benedict XVI look out onto the Rose Garden from the Colonnade of the White House before their meeting Wednesday, April 16, 2008. The visit of Pope Benedict XVI is the first White House papal visit in three decades. White House photo by David Bohrer April 16, 2008
President Bush Welcomes His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to White House
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     Fact sheet Welcoming His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
President Bush Discusses Climate Change
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Taking Additional Action to Confront Climate Change
     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
Joint Statement of the United States and Holy See
     Fact sheet Welcoming His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2008
National Park Week, 2008
 
April 15, 2008
Statement by the President and Mrs. Bush
Personnel Announcement
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush makes a statement to the media after his Cabinet meeting Monday, April 14, 2008, at the White House. The President recapped the meeting, saying the Cabinet discussed a variety of subjects including tax cuts, free trade agreements and legislation for beach monitoring and landscape conservation.  White House photo by Eric Draper April 14, 2008
President Bush Meets with Cabinet, Discusses Economy, Colombia Free Trade Agreement
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     Fact sheet Just the Facts: Charting Colombia's Progress
President Bush Presents Commander-In-Chief's Trophy to the United States Naval Academy Football Team
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President and Mrs. Bush Commemorate 265th Birthday of Thomas Jefferson
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President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of John Archibald Wheeler
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
April 12, 2008
President's Radio Address
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April 11, 2008
President and Mrs. Bush Release 2007 Tax Return
Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Cheney Release 2007 Income Tax Return
Event Backgrounder: The Visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the White House
Setting the Record Straight: Critics of Colombia Trade Agreement Ignore Facts
National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2008
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on Iraq Thursday, April 10, 2008, from Cross Hall in the White House. Said the President, "All our efforts are aimed at a clear goal: A free Iraq that can protect its people, support itself economically, and take charge of its own political affairs." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian April 10, 2008
President Bush Discusses Iraq
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Way Forward in Iraq
Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2008
Fact Sheet: The Way Forward in Iraq
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Iraq
President Bush Disappointed by Actions of House of Representatives Regarding Colombia Free Trade Agreement
Memorandum for the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
 
President George W. Bush and members of the audience acknowledge Thomas Boyd, at right in dark shirt, after the President mentioned him in remarks Wednesday, April 9, 2008, during the signing of H.R. 1593, the Second Chance Act of 2007. The Second Chance Act aims to reduce prison populations and corrections costs by reducing the recidivism rate by providing federal funding to develop programs dealing with job training, substance abuse, and family stability. In acknowledging Mr. Boyd, a 53-year-old graduate of the Jericho re-entry program in Baltimore, the President said, "I want to thank you for coming, Thomas. There's a lot of other Thomases out there that we're going to help with this bill."  White House photo by Eric Draper April 9, 2008
President Bush Signs H.R. 1593, the Second Chance Act of 2007
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Signs Second Chance Act of 2007
President Bush Meets with Senior Minister Goh of Singapore
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President and Mrs. Bush Participate in Commemorative Tree Planting
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Just the Facts: Ensuring a Vote on the U.S. - Colombia Free Trade Agreement
Statement by the Press Secretary on Egyptian Local Council Elections
National D.A.R.E. Day, 2008
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush leads the applause in honor of Petty Officer Michael A. Monsoor after presenting the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously to his parents, George and Sally Monsoor, during ceremonies Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at the White House. The 25-year-old Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq in 2006 after he threw himself on a grenade to save his fellow SEALS when they came under attack while on duty in Ramadi. White House photo by Eric Draper April 8, 2008
President Bush Attends Medal of Honor Ceremony for Petty Officer Michael A. Monsoor, U.S. Navy
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President Bush Meets with Afghanistan Provincial Governors
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Afghanistan
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2008
Message to the Congress of the United States
Message to the Senate of the United States
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the Columbian Free Trade Agreement Monday, April 7, 2008, in Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian April 7, 2008
President Bush Discusses Colombia Free Trade Agreement
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Signs Letter to Send the United States-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementing Legislation to Congress
     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
President Bush Meets with Small and Mid-Size Business Owners to Discuss Economic Stimulus Package
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Encouraging American Businesses to Invest and Expand
President Bush Welcomes 2007 NCAA Football Champion Louisiana State University Tigers to the White House
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Personnel Announcement
Nomination Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands after their joint press availability Sunday, April 6, 2008, at Bocharov Ruchey, President Putin’s summer Presidential retreat in Sochi, Russia.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg April 6, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Putin of Russia
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: U.S.-Russia Strategic Framework Declaration
     Fact sheet U.S.-Russia Strategic Framework Declaration
     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO
President Bush Meets with President-Elect Dmitry Medvedev of Russia
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Putin of Russia
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     Fact sheet U.S.-Russia Strategic Framework Declaration
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: U.S.-Russia Strategic Framework Declaration
     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO
U.S.-Russia Strategic Framework Declaration
Fact Sheet: U.S.-Russia Strategic Framework Declaration
     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Charlton Heston
 
President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Ivo Sanader of Croatia, raise hands together before thousands who flocked to St. Mark's Square in downtown Zagreb Saturday, April 5, 2008, to see and hear the U.S. President.  White House photo by Eric Draper April 5, 2008
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Sanader of Croatia in Zagreb, Croatia
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO
President Bush Meets with Croatian Prime Minister Sanader
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO
 
NATO leaders prepare for the Summit Meeting of the NATO Ukraine Commission Friday, April 4, 2008, during the second-day session in Bucharest. White House photo by Chris Greenberg April 4, 2008
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Popescu-Tariceanu of Romania
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO 2008
President Bush and President Mesic of Croatia Exchange Toasts
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO
Statement by the President on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fact Sheet: Taking Decisive Action to Keep Our Economy Growing
National Tartan Day, 2008
Personnel Announcement
 
The North Atlantic Council Summit gets under way Thursday, April 3, 2008, in Bucharest.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg April 3, 2008
President Bush Attends North Atlantic Council Summit Meeting
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO 2008
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Setting the Record Straight: The New York Times Mistakes Its Own Blindness for Presidential "Invisibility"
 
President George W. Bush emphasizes a point as he delivers remarks Tuesday, April 2, 2008, at the National Bank of Savings in Bucharest. White House photo by Shealah Craighead April 2, 2008
President Bush Visits Bucharest, Romania, Discusses NATO
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO 2008
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: 2008 NATO Summit
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Basescu of Romania
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO 2008
President Bush Meets with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO 2008
PEPFAR: An Unprecented Commitment to Fighting HIV/AIDS
Statement by the Press Secretary on House Bill Supporting PEPFAR
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush and Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko attend a joint press availability Tuesday, April 1, 2008, during a joint press availability at the Presidential Secretariat in Kyiv.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg April 1, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO 2008
President Bush and President Yushchenko of Ukraine Exchange Luncheon Toasts
     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO 2008
President Bush Views HIV/AIDS Skit
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     Fact sheet In Focus: NATO 2008
Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services, the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs
National Donate Life Month, 2008
Cancer Control Month, 2008
National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2008
National Fair Housing Month, 2008
Personnel Announcement