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July 7, 2008, 8:32 PM EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. And tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own -- as the first president to begin the State of the Union message with these words: Madam Speaker. (Applause.) In his day, the late Congressman Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., from Baltimore, Maryland, saw Presidents Roosevelt and Truman at this rostrum. But nothing could compare with the sight of his only daughter, Nancy, presiding tonight as Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Applause.) Congratulations, Madam Speaker. (Applause.)
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(The White House Press Office provided the following transcript of President George W. Bush's remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel on March 15, 2005.)Thank you for the warm welcome. It is great to be here with good friends and great allies, the Republican members of the United States Congress.
July 7, 2008, 8:31 PM EDT
(Editor's note: What follows is President Bush's statement on the voting in Iraq.)On behalf of the American people, I'd like to congratulate the people of Iraq for the successful completion of a vote on their draft constitution. By all indications, the turnout was greater than the turnout from the last January election, which is good news. By all indications, the Sunnis participated in greater numbers in this election than last time. And that's good news. After all, the purpose of a democracy is to make sure everybody is -- participates in the process.
July 7, 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
Vice President Cheney, Mr. Chief Justice, President Carter, President Bush, President Clinton, reverend clergy, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: On this day, prescribed by law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate the durable wisdom of our Constitution, and recall the deep commitments that unite our country. I am grateful for the honor of this hour, mindful of the consequential times in which we live, and determined to fulfill the oath that I have sworn and you have witnessed.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(The following are President Bush's remarks on the first anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act. The president spoke from the White House East Room)Thank you all. Thanks for coming. Thank you. It's one of the few jobs in America where you get introduced by your wife on a regular basis -- (laughter) -- in your home. (Laughter.) And we're glad you're here. This is a -- you're one of our first guests we've had since the new year. And this is an appropriate gathering because Laura and I share a deep passion to make sure every child gets educated in America.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is President Bush's Jan. 25 radio address to the nation)THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This coming Tuesday I will deliver the State of the Union address to Congress and the American people. Our nation faces many great challenges all at once. We will meet all of them with courage and steady purpose.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
The Cabinet Room 10:54 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you for coming. I'm going to make a quick statement, and then I will ask you all to leave without any questions. Q With questions? THE PRESIDENT: Without questions. I appreciate your understanding.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Radio Address by the President to the NationTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. American and coalition forces have begun a concerted campaign against the regime of Saddam Hussein. In this war, our coalition is broad, more than 40 countries from across the globe. Our cause is just, the security of the nations we serve and the peace of the world. And our mission is clear, to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people.
July 7, 2008, 8:29 PM EDT
Radio Address by the President to the Nation THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week I welcomed Prime Minister Tony Blair to Camp David, where we discussed the progress being made in the war to disarm Iraq, end the dictatorship, and liberate the Iraqi people. Thanks to our fighting forces, the regime that once terrorized all of Iraq now controls a small portion of that country. American and coalition troops have continued a steady advance, and are now less than 50 miles from Baghdad.
July 7, 2008, 8:28 PM EDT
Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished guests and fellow citizens: As we gather tonight, our nation is at war, our economy is in recession, and the civilized world faces unprecedented dangers. Yet the state of our union has never been stronger.
July 7, 2008, 8:27 PM EDT
THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate Release May 8, 2001REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT DURING FEDERAL JUDICIAL APPOINTEES ANNOUNCEMENTThe East Room2:43 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Attorney General, it's good to see you, sir, and happy birthday. Today is his birthday. Also, Judge Al Gonzales. Judge Gonzales is a great friend of mine who, fortunately, is my lawyer and is a part of the process, judicial selection process. Thank you for being here, Judge.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
GRANT OF EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONWHEREAS Lewis Libby was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case United States v. Libby, Crim. No. 05-394 (RBW), for which a sentence of 30 months' imprisonment, 2 years' supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and a special assessment of $400 was imposed on June 22, 2007;
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
United States Capitol Jan. 20, 200511:59 a.m. ESTTHE PRESIDENT: Vice President Cheney, Mr. Chief Justice, President Carter, President Bush, President Clinton, members of the United States Congress, reverend clergy, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: (Applause.)
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(Editor's note: What follows is the text of statement by President Bush on the Iraqi elections. The White House Press Office released the statement at 1 p.m. EST Sunday.)Today the people of Iraq have spoken to the world, and the world is hearing the voice of freedom from the center of the Middle East.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press SecretaryFebruary 2, 2005STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSHChamber of the U.S. House of RepresentativesThe United States CapitolWashington, D.C.9:10 P.M. ESTTHE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, fellow citizens:
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
"Laura and I join people across the Earth in mourning the passing of Pope John Paul II. The Catholic Church has lost its shepherd, the world has lost a champion of human freedom, and a good and faithful servant of God has been called home. Pope John Paul II left the throne of St. Peter in the same way he ascended to it -- as a witness to the dignity of human life. In his native Poland, that witness launched a democratic revolution that swept Eastern Europe and changed the course of history.
July 7, 2008, 8:22 PM EDT
(Editor's note: What follows is a White House transcript of President Bush's speech to the nation on Sunday night, Dec. 18, 2005.)The Oval Office9:01 P.M. ESTTHE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Three days ago, in large numbers, Iraqis went to the polls to choose their own leaders -- a landmark day in the history of liberty. In the coming weeks, the ballots will be counted, a new government formed, and a people who suffered in tyranny for so long will become full members of the free world.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's note: What follows is the White House transcript of the president's announcement that the war has begun, as provided by the Office of the Press Secretary.)The Oval Office10:16 p.m. ESTMy fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
America's former prisoners of war are national heroes whose service to our country will never be forgotten. These brave men and women who fought for America and endured cruelties and deprivation as prisoners of war helped to protect our nation, liberated millions of people from the threats of tyranny and terror, and advanced the cause of freedom worldwide.