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News Archive - August, 2008
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News Archive - August 2008

News releases for August 2008

President George W. Bush, joined by Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator David Paulison, left, and Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson, right, participates in a briefing on preparations for Hurricane Gustav, at the FEMA National Response Center, Sunday, August 31, 2008 in Washington, DC. White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 31, 2008
President Bush Attends Briefing on Hurricane Gustav at FEMA
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President George W. Bush calls Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, to discuss the impending storms that are expected to strike Mississippi and other areas of the Gulf Coast region as a result of Hurricane Gustav. White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 30, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Mississippi
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Alabama
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete in the Oval Office at the White House Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, during their meeting with reporters. White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 29, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Presidential Message, Labor Day 2008
Presidential Message, Ramadan 2008
President Bush Announces Presidential Delegation to the Paralympic Games
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Louisiana
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the President on Governor Sarah Palin
Personnel Announcement
White House Compassion in Action Roundtable Highlights Successful State Service Strategies
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas
 
August 28, 2008
National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2008
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Executive Order: Further Amendments to Executive Order 13285, President's Council on Service and Civic Participation
President Bush to Welcome President Martin Torrijos of the Republic of Panama
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
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 with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks
 
August 27, 2008
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2008
 
August 26, 2008
President Bush Condemns Actions Taken by Russian President in Regards to Georgia
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2008
National Preparedness Month, 2008
 
August 25, 2008
President Bush Concerned by Situation in Georgia
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Women's Equality Day, 2008
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2008
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2008
Memorandum from the President
 
August 24, 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Florida
 
August 23, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
 
August 22, 2008
President and Mrs. Bush to Welcome President of the Republic of Ghana and Mrs. Kufuor to the White House
 
August 21, 2008
Personnel Announcement
Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Florida
 
President George W. Bush waves as he acknowledges the applause from the audience at his address Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Orlando, Fla. President Bush thanked the members of the VFW for their work on behalf of America's veterans and their support in fighting the war on terror.  White House photo by Eric Draper August 20, 2008
President Bush Attends Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention, Discusses Global War on Terror
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Protecting America From Terrorism
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President Bush Discusses Gulf Coast Recovery
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Rebuilding the Gulf Coast
     Fact sheet In Focus: Gulf Coast
President Bush Visits Mississippi, Meets with Community Leaders
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Gulf Coast
Fact Sheet: Rebuilding the Gulf Coast
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Gulf Coast Recovery
     Fact sheet In Focus: Gulf Coast
Fact Sheet: Protecting America From Terrorism
     Fact sheet President Bush Attends Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention, Discusses Global War on Terror
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Chairwoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones
 
August 19, 2008
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa
Memorandum for the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on the situation in Georgia with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Crawford, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. White House photo by Eric Draper August 16, 2008
President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Remarks by Secretary Rice to the Travel Pool
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement in the Rose Garden Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, on the situation in Georgia. Said the President, "The United States and our allies stand with the people of Georgia and their democratically elected government. Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected. Moscow must honor its commitment to withdraw its invading forces from all Georgian territory." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian August 15, 2008
President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Vermont
Personnel Announcement
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
 
President George W. Bush, joined by Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden, right, and Deputy CIA Director Stephen Kappes, addresses reporters Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., following President Bush's participation in briefings on the war on terror and the current situation in Georgia. White House photo by Eric Draper August 14, 2008
President Bush Visits CIA Headquarters, Participates in Briefings
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Signs H.R. 4040, H.R. 4137, and H.R. 6432 Into Law
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for New Mexico
 
Flanked by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, President George W. Bush delivers a statement in the Rose Garden Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, regarding efforts by the United States to resolve the crisis in Georgia. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian August 13, 2008
President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia, Urges Russia to Cease Military Operations
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Setting the Record Straight: President Bush Has Taken Action to Ensure Peace, Security and Humanitarian Aid in Georgia
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he addresses his remarks Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, to the Coalition for Affordable American Energy at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. President Bush said a comprehensive energy strategy should include the development of alternative energy technologies, conservation measures and more oil exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf. White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 12, 2008
President Bush Meets with Coalition for Affordable American Energy
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Remarks by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Situation in Georgia
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush speaks with Bob Costas of NBC Sports during an interview Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, while attending the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.  White House photo by Eric Draper August 11, 2008
President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia
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Interview of the President by Bob Costas, NBC Sports
     Fact sheet In Focus: Summer Olympics 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for New Hampshire
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush pose for photos with U.S. Olympic swimmers Larsen Jensen, left, and Michael Phelps Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing. White House photo by Shealah Craighead August 10, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China
     Fact sheet In Focus: Summer Olympics 2008
     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
President Bush Meets with Vice President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China
     Fact sheet In Focus: Summer Olympics 2008
     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
President Bush Meets with Premier Wen Jiabao of the People's Republic of China
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Summer Olympics 2008
     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
President and Mrs. Bush Attend Church Services in Beijing
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
 
President George W. Bush addresses remarks Saturday, Aug.9, 2008 in Beijing, on the military conflict between Russia and Georgia. President Bush said he is concerned that the violence will endanger regional peace, and that the United States is working with European partners to lanuch international mediation. White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 9, 2008
President Bush Concerned by Escalation of Violence in Georgia
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President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
     Fact sheet In Focus: Summer Olympics 2008
 
President George W. Bush and former President George H.W. Bush join U.S. Ambassador to China Sandy Randt and Dai Bingguo, People’s Republic of China State Councilor, as they participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. White House photo by Eric Draper August 8, 2008
President Bush Attends Dedication of United States Embassy Beijing
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
President Bush Greets 2008 United States Summer Olympic Team in Beijing
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Summer Olympics 2008
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he delivers remarks at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center Thursday, August 7, 2008, in the Bangkok.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 7, 2008
President Bush Visits Bangkok, Thailand
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
President Bush Visits with Burma Activists
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The United States Supports the People of Burma
     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
Remarks by the President in Roundtable Interview with Radio Media on Burma
Fact Sheet: The United States and Asia: Enduring Freedom and Prosperity
     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
Fact Sheet: The United States Supports the People of Burma
     Fact sheet President Bush Visits with Burma Activists
     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
Statement by the President
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is greeted by Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej of Thailand at a welcoming ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, in the Ivory Room of the Government House in Bangkok. White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 6, 2008
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Samak of Thailand
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Asia
President Bush Meets with President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
     Fact sheet Statement: ROK-US Summit
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: Trip to Asia 2008
President Bush Visits with American and Korean Troops
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Asia 2008
 
August 5, 2008
Personnel Announcement
 
With an American flag as a backdrop, President George W. Bush addresses military personnel Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, during a stop in Alaska at Eielson Air Force Base, en route to South Korea.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 4, 2008
President Bush Visits Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Thanks Troops
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Statement by the President
President Bush Signs S. 3370 Into Law
 
August 2, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
 
August 1, 2008
Fact Sheet: Protecting Our Prosperity
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Personnel Announcement
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Nominations Sent to the Senate