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Memorandum for the Secretary of State

October 31, 2008

SUBJECT: Assignment of Functions Under Section 1265 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181) .....Read

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President Bush Attends Graduation Ceremony for Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents

October 30, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Mr. Director, thank you for your kind introduction and thank you for your leadership. Proud that you invited your wife, Ann, here to be with us. .....Read

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President Bush Meets with President Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government

October 29, 2008

President Barzani, welcome back to the Oval Office. It's been a while since we have seen each other, but we have talked on the phone quite frequently .....Read

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Fact Sheet: Ensuring a Smooth and Effective Presidential Transition

October 28, 2008

The peaceful transfer of power from one Presidential Administration to the next is a hallmark of American democracy......Read

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President Bush Meets with President Lugo of Paraguay

October 27, 2008

TPRESIDENT BUSH: Bienvenidos, Señor Presidente, a la Casa Blanca. I am honored you are here to visit me in the White House. We have had a meaningful conversation.....Read

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President's Radio Address

October 25, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Americans from all walks of life are continuing to feel the effects of the financial crisis. In recent weeks, concerns about the availability of credit, the safety of financial assets, and the volatility of the stock market have made many families understandably anxious about their economic future......Read

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President Bush Participates in Signing Ceremony with NATO Secretary General De Hoop Scheffer for NATO Accession Protocols for Albania and Croatia

October 24, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH: Thank you for your steadfast leadership and your courage. Ambassadors, thank you for joining us. The ambassador of Croatia and Albania are here for a special reason. Congressman Engel -- I think he's here.......Read

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Statement by the President

October 23, 2008

Twenty-five years ago a suicide bomb destroyed the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. We remember the 241 American Marines, soldiers, and sailors who lost their lives in that attack, and we pay tribute to their families and loved ones.......Read

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President Bush Meets with President Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia

October 22, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH: Madam President, I have come to respect you and admire you because of your courage, your vision, your commitment to universal values and principles.......Read

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President Bush Attends White House Summit on International Development

October 21, 2008

HE PRESIDENT: Thank you, all. Madam President. Madam President I could not think of anybody better to give me dancing lessons than you. (Laughter.) We love you... ......Read

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President Bush Participates in Roundtable Meeting on Economy

October 20, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: I am honored to be with you all. Thank you very much for hosting this meeting here, and the good folks from Alexandria and Pineville, Louisiana.. ......Read

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President Bush Meets with President Sarkozy of France and President Barroso of the European Commission

October 18, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH: I want to welcome two friends to Camp David: President Sarkozy of France, who is representing the European Union, and President Barroso of the European Commission. We're really glad you're here.. ......Read

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President Bush Discusses the Economy

October 17, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. I am pleased to be back to the U.S. Chamber. I want to thank the members of this fine organization for your efforts to support the spirit of free enterprise, and to advance the interests of businesses, large and small, across our great country.. ......Read

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President Bush Signs H.R. 7222, the Andean Trade Preference Act Extension

October 16, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, please be seated. Thank you all for coming. I am pleased that legislation extending the Andean Trade Preference Act has made it to my desk, and I'm looking forward to signing this piece of legislation. ......Read

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President Bush Meets with Cabinet

October 15, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: I called my Cabinet together for them to get a full understanding of the extraordinary actions we've taken.......Read

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President Bush Discusses Economy

October 14, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. I just completed a meeting with my working group on financial markets. We discussed the unprecedented and aggressive steps the federal government is taking to address the financial crisis.......Read

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President Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy to the White House

October 13, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH: Buongiorno. (Laughter.) Fellow citizens, distinguished guests, thank you all for being here as we receive a wonderful visitor -- the Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, Silvio Berlusconi........Read

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President Bush Meets with G7 Finance Ministers to Discuss World Economy

October 11, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Good morning. Secretary Paulson, Secretary Rice and I just had a productive discussion with finance ministers of America's partners in the G7 -- Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Japan.......Read

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President Bush Discusses the Economy

October 10, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Over the past few days, we have witnessed a startling drop in the stock market -- much of it driven by uncertainty and fear.......Read

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President Bush Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October 9, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Hola! Siéntese. Bienvenidos a la Casa Blanca. (Laughter.) Éste es el último "Mes de la Hispanidad" que paso como presidente -- y por eso, le dije a mi personal que hoy quería hablarles sólo en español.......Read

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President Bush Signs H.R. 7081, the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act

October 8, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you for coming. Welcome to the White House. Today, I have the honor of signing legislation that builds on the growing ties between the world's two largest democracies, India and the United States.
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President Bush Discusses Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

October 07, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. (Applause.) Thank you very much. David, thank you for the introduction, and thank you for the warm welcome. I'm pleased to be here at Guernsey Office Products. I want to thank all of you all for working hard to make this visit as comfortable as it is. It's not easy to host the President; I understand. (Laughter.) But thank you very much, David, for being an entrepreneur, a dreamer, a doer, and for providing people stable work. .........Read

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President Bush Discusses Judicial Accomplishments and Philosophy

October 06, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thanks for coming. Please be seated. Thank you very much. Peter, thank you very much for the introduction and the invitation. .........Read

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President Bush Visits Midland, Texas

October 04, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: It's an amazing experience to come back to a place where you were raised. Laura was raised in Midland, I was raised in Midland, this is -- this is one of the three homes I lived in, and I kind of remember it. (Laughter.) The bedroom -- actually I do remember the wood on the wall that -- in the bedroom.........Read

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President Bush Discusses Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

October 03, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: A short time ago, the House of Representatives passed a bill that is essential to helping America's economy weather the financial crisis. The Senate passed the same legislation on Wednesday night. And when Congress sends me the final bill, I'm going to sign it into law.........Read

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President Bush Meets with Representatives of American Businesses on the Economic Rescue Package

October 02, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: I want to thank the job creators who have joined me here today to talk about the state of the economy and the need for the House of Representatives to pass the bill that passed the Senate last night with an overwhelming bipartisan majority. ........Read

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President Bush Meets with General David McKiernan, Commander for NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan

October 01, 2008

THE PRESIDENT: I want to thank General McKiernan for giving me a briefing on Afghanistan.

Before I talk about our visit, I do want to say this: I appreciate Senator Harry Reid's leadership in the United States Senate when it comes to the financial rescue plan. I also appreciate Mitch McConnell['s] leadership, as well. The Senate will be voting on a very important measure tonight. It's a -- the rescue plan, the bill has been improved by raising -- by other things, raising -- temporarily raising the cap on FDIC insurance.........Read

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