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News Archive - May, 2008
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News Archive - May 2008

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President George W. Bush walks through graduating seniors as he enters Paladin Stadium to give the commencement address to the Class of 2008 at Furman University in Greenville, SC.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 31, 2008
President Bush Delivers Commencement Address at Furman University
President's Radio Address
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Black Music Month, 2008
 
May 30, 2008
President Bush Signs S. 3035 Into Law
Presidential Designation of Foreign Narcotics Kingpins
Text of a Letter from the President
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Nebraska
Great Outdoors Month, 2008
National Child's Day, 2008
 
President George W. Bush greets Thomas Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the church's headquarters Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Salt Lake City. Also pictured at right is Henry Eyring, First Counsel in the First Presidency.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 29, 2008
President Bush to Welcome President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Republic of the Philippines
Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Interior
Personnel Announcement
National Homeownership Month, 2008
Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2008
 
President George W. Bush salutes a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy during commencement exercises Wednesday, May 28, 2008, in Colorado Springs. Speaking to the 1,012 graduating cadets, the President said, "Each of you gathered here this morning has answered that same call. I want to thank you for stepping forward to serve. The security of our citizens and the peace of the world will soon be in your hands -- the best of hands. Be officers of character and integrity. Keep your wings level and true. Never falter; do not fail. And always know that America stands behind you." White House photo by Eric Draper May 28, 2008
President Bush Delivers Commencement Address at United States Air Force Academy
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Statement by the President on the Fifth Anniversary of the Proliferation Security Initiative
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Mississippi
Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley at the Proliferation Security Initiative Fifth Anniversary Senior Level Meeting
Fact Sheet: the Largest Tax Increase in History Is Looming
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement to the media following his tour of the production floor at the Silverado Cable Company in Mesa, Arizona, Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Also pictured are Bob Simpson Jr. President of Silverado Cable Company and Mitch Simpson, Vice President of Silverado Cable Company. White House photo by Eric Draper May 27, 2008
President Bush Visits Silverado Cable Company, Discusses Economy, Tax Relief
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Iowa
President Bush Signs H.R. 3522 and H.R. 5919 Into Law
President Bush Disappointed by Burmese Regime's Extension of Aung San Suu Kyi's House Arrest
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
Pausing for a moment of silence, President George W. Bush is accompanied by Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., commander of the Military District of Washington, right, after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns Monday, May 26, 2008, during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 26, 2008
President Bush Attends Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day Commemoration
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Statement by the Press Secretary
President Bush Meets with NCAA Football Head Coaches
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Colorado
 
President George W. Bush poses for a photo with National Executive Director of Rolling Thunder Artie Muller at the conclusion of a visit by the motorcycle group to the White House. White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 25, 2008
President Bush Welcomes Rolling Thunder Leadership to White House
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President Bush Congratulates Michel Sleiman on Election as President of Lebanon
 
May 24, 2008
President's Radio Address
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President George W. Bush delivers remarks on recognition of World Trade Week Friday, May 23, 2008, on the South Lawn of the White House.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 23, 2008
President Bush Discusses World Trade Week
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Expanding Economic Opportunities Through Free and Fair Trade
National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2008
Fact Sheet: Expanding Economic Opportunities Through Free and Fair Trade
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses World Trade Week
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Georgia
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Missouri
President Bush Signs S. 3029 Into Law
 
President George W. Bush embraces Barbara Walsh, mother of Sgt. First Class Benjamin Sebban, after receiving her son's posthumous Silver Star for gallantry presented by President Bush Thursday, May 22, 2008, during ceremonies at the 82nd Airborne Division Review in Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. First Class Sebban served valiantly as a Senior Medic in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 22, 2008
President Bush Attends Division Review Ceremony
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Fact Sheet: An Opportunity to Reconsider a Wasteful Farm Bill
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for South Dakota
Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2008
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on Cuba Wednesday, May 21, 2008, during a Day of Solidarity with the Cuban People. The commemoration, held in the East Room of the White House, was held to coincide with a period in Cuban history that marks the Cuban Independence Day, the death of Jose Marti and the death of Pedro Luis Boitel, the day seeks to focus international attention on the denial of fundamental freedoms to the Cuban people. White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 21, 2008
President Bush Discusses Cuba, Marks Day of Solidarity
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Promoting Democracy in Cuba
     Fact sheet In Focus: Freedom Agenda
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Signs H.R. 493, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
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President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Hamilton Jordan
Farm Bill Veto Message
Fact Sheet: Promoting Democracy in Cuba
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Cuba, Marks Day of Solidarity
National Maritime Day, 2008
 
President George W. Bush signs his condolences for the victims of China's May 12 earthquake as he and Mrs. Laura Bush visit the Embassy of the People's Republic of China Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Washington, D.C. With them are China's Ambassador to the United States Wenzhong Zhou and his spouse, Shumin Xie. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 20, 2008
President Bush Visits Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Offers Condolences, Aid
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Statement by the President on Senator Kennedy's Diagnosis
President Bush Pleased by Confirmation of Justice Steven Agee
Statement by the Press Secretary
President and Mrs. Bush to Travel to Europe
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Stabilization of Iraq
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kentucky
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Arkansas
A Day of Solidarity with the Cuban People, 2008
Personnel Announcement
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush and U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson talk together during their meeting on economic issues Monday morning, May 19, 2008, in the Oval Office. White House photo by Eric Draper May 19, 2008
President Bush Meets with the Secretary of the Treasury
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Setting the Record Straight: President Bush's Interview With Richard Engel of NBC News
     Fact sheet Interview of the President by Richard Engel, NBC News
President Bush Signs H.R. 6022 Into Law
Statement by Counselor to the President Ed Gillespie on President Bush's Interview with Richard Engel
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight: President Bush's Interview With Richard Engel of NBC News
     Fact sheet Interview of the President by Richard Engel, NBC News
 
President George W. Bush speaks before the World Economic Forum on the Middle East Sunday, May 18, 2008, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The President told his audience, "I know these are trying times, but the future is in your hands –- and freedom and peace are within your grasp." White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 18, 2008
President Bush Attends World Economic Forum
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
President Bush Meets with Vice President Abd Al-Mahdi of Iraq
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
President Bush Meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
Interview of the President by Richard Engel, NBC News
President Bush Signs H.R. 6051 Into Law
 
President George W. Bush is joined by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Saturday, May 17, 2008, as they speak with members of the media following their meeting in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 17, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Karzai of Afghanistan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
President Bush Meets with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma
Message to the Congress of the United States
 
May 16, 2008
President Bush Participates in Roundtable with Israeli Youth
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev of Bulgaria
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of the Netherlands
Statement by the Press Secretary
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev of Bulgaria
National Safe Boating Week, 2008
World Trade Week, 2008
Fact Sheet: Strengthening Diplomatic Ties with Saudi Arabia
Personnel Announcement
 
May 15, 2008
President Bush Addresses Members of the Knesset
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
President Bush Honors 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush are joined by Israel’s Ambassador Yitzhak Eldan, left, President Shimon Peres, and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during the playing of the national anthems Wednesday, May 14, 2008, during arrival ceremonies in honor of President and Mrs. Bush at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 14, 2008
President Bush Visits Jerusalem
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
President Bush Arrives in Israel, Welcomed by President Peres and Prime Minister Olmert
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
President Bush Meets with Israeli President Peres
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
President Bush Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Olmert
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East Trip
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma
 
President George W. Bush waves from the steps of Marine One Tuesday, May 13, 2008 on the South Lawn of White House, as he departs on a five-day trip to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. White House photo by Eric Draper May 13, 2008
Statement by the President on the Farm Bill
Message to the Congress of the United States
President Bush Signs S. 2929 Into Law
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
May 12, 2008
Statement by the President
President Bush Extends Condolences to Victims of Earthquakes in China
Interview of the President by Jacob Eilon and Gil Tamari, Channel 10 TV, Israel
Interview of the President by Nadia Bilbassy-Charters, Al Arabiya TV
Interview of the President by Lukman Ahmed, BBC Arabic
Interview of the President by Mona Shazli, Dream TV, Egypt
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush talk with the media Sunday, May 11, 2008, as they prepare to depart Waco en route to Washington, D.C. Wishing all mothers a Happy Mother's Day, the President said, "This Mother's Day weekend was awfully special for Laura and me. Our little girl, Jenna, married a really good guy, Henry Hager.The President also sent his condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma and Georgia.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 11, 2008
Statement by the President Upon Departure from Crawford, Texas
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President George W. Bush and Jenna Bush pose for a photographer Saturday, May 10, 2008, prior to Jenna's wedding to Henry Hager at Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas.  White House photo by Shealah Craighead May 10, 2008
President's Radio Address
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May 9, 2008
Statement on the Violence on Beirut
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Maine
Peace Officers' Memorial Day and Police Week, 2008
National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2008
Memorandum For The Heads Of Executive Departments And Agencies
Fact Sheet: Congress' Farm Bill Is Bad for American Taxpayers
 
May 8, 2008
President Bush Signs S. 2457 and S. 2739 into Law
Mother's Day, 2008
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks to the Council of the Americas Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. President Bush highlighted his policies in the Western Hemisphere, emphasizing the importance of congressional approval of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. President Bush said, "Once implemented, the Colombia Free Trade Agreement would immediately eliminate tariffs on more than 80 percent of American exports of industrial and consumer goods."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 7, 2008
President Bush Attends Council of the Americas
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President Bush Meets with House Republican Conference
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President Bush Signs H.R. 5715 into Law
Statement by the Press Secretary
Message to the Congress of the United States
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria
Nomination Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks during Military Spouse Day Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at the White House. Begun in 1984, the day was established to acknowledge the profound impact military spouses have on service members and to honor their volunteer service in educational, social and community endeavors. White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 6, 2008
President Bush Commemorates Military Spouse Day
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President Bush Signs H.R. 4286, Congressional Gold Medal: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
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     Fact sheet President Bush Signs H.R. 4286 into Law
President Bush Meets with President Torrijos of Panama
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Signs H.R. 4286 into Law
President Bush Pleased by Signing of U.S.-Russian Agreement for Cooperation
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Energy
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Message to the Senate of the United States
Personnel Announcement
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush welcomes guests to the Rose Garden Monday evening, May 5, 2008, for a social dinner in honor of Cinco de Mayo. White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 5, 2008
President Bush Honors Cinco de Mayo
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Military Spouse Day, 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush makes remarks during commencement ceremonies for the Greensburg High School Class of 2008. The town of Greensburg, KS was almost entirely destroyed when a tornado tore through the town one year ago today. White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 4, 2008
President Bush Delivers Commencement Address at Greensburg High School
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May 3, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
May 2, 2008
President Bush Discusses Economy, Trade
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Fact Sheet: Addressing Economic Pressures Affecting American Families
President Bush Signs S. 2954 into Law
Presidential Message: Cinco De Mayo, 2008
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
National Charter Schools Week, 2008
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the 57th anniversary of the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 1, 2008, in the East Room of the White House. Said the President, "On this day, Americans come together to thank our Creator for our nation's many blessings. We are a blessed nation. And on this day, we celebrate our freedoms, particularly the freedom to pray in public and the great diversity of faith found in America. I love being the President of a country where people feel free to worship as they see fit. And I remind our fellow citizens, if you choose to worship or not worship, and no matter how you worship, we're all equally Americans."  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 1, 2008
President Bush Celebrates National Day of Prayer
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President Bush Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
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President Bush Discusses Food Aid
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Leading the Fight Against Hunger
President Bush to Welcome President Martin Torrijos of the Republic of Panama
Statement by the President on World Press Freedom Day
Statement by the President on Burma
Message to the Congress of the United States
Law Day, U.S.A., 2008
Fact Sheet: Advancing Freedom and Democracy Around the World
Fact Sheet: Leading the Fight Against Hunger
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Food Aid
Personnel Announcement
Executive Order: Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Burma
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Nominations Sent to the Senate
Statement by the President