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Welcome to "Ask the White House". This online interactive forum, the first of its kind in politics, allows you to interact with Bush administration officials and friends of the White House.

Launched in April 2003, citizens have participated in over 400 online discussions with Cabinet Secretaries, Senior White House Officials, behind-the-scenes professionals at the White House, and others.

Transcripts of every live chat session are available on this page. If you would like to suggest a participant to appear on Ask the White House, click here.

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Carlos Gutierrez

October 24, 2008
Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce launched an interagency Web site, The Web site will be a resource for the latest information about important economic issues, and what the U.S. Government is doing to strengthen the economy and restore prosperity. I look forward to your questions about the Web site and most importantly, helping you understand what the government is doing to help America’s businesses, workers and families during this difficult time.

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Dale Haney

October 16, 2008
White House Grounds Superintendent

Good afternoon, I'm Dale Haney, the new superintendent of the White House Grounds. I'm happy to be here today to take questions regarding the Fall Garden Tours and White House grounds and gardens.

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Keith Hennessey

October 10, 2008
Keith Hennessey, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council

Good afternoon. Thank you for joining me today to discuss the economy and what our Administration is doing to restore stability to the markets. The President spoke from the Rose Garden this morning to reassure the American people that the government is responding aggressively to the challenges in our financial markets.

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