Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe

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George W. Bush

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 10:05 A.M. EST MR. JOHNDROE: Good morning, good to see you all back here. President and Mrs. Bush are pleased to be back in Washington. Next week, on Monday morning, the President will meet with the first Vice President of the Government of National Unity of Sudan and the … Continue reading Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe

Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe

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George W. Bush

Crawford Middle SchoolCrawford, Texas 10:10 A.M. CST MR. JOHNDROE: Good morning, everyone. President Bush called Israeli Prime Minister Olmert this morning to discuss the ongoing situation in Israel and Gaza. The President also called Prime Minister Singh of India, and separately, President Zardari of Pakistan. President Bush urged both countries to cooperate with each other … Continue reading Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe

Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe

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George W. Bush

Crawford Middle SchoolCrawford, Texas 11:39 A.M. CST MR. JOHNDROE: Okay, good afternoon. This morning President Bush received his daily intelligence briefing. He then met via secure video with his senior advisors to discuss the latest developments regarding the situation in the Middle East. Also this morning President Bush called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to thank … Continue reading Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe

Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe

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George W. Bush

Crawford Middle SchoolCrawford, Texas 9:54 A.M. CST MR. JOHNDROE: Good morning, I’ll give you an update on the President’s day. President Bush spoke by phone to His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan this morning, regarding the situation in the Middle East. Following that, the President received his daily intelligence briefing via secure video. He then … Continue reading Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe

Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto

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George W. Bush

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 9:39 A.M. EST MR. FRATTO: Good morning, everyone. Sorry I’m late. The President taped his weekly radio address this morning. It’s a Christmas message. Q: It’s Tuesday. MR. FRATTO: It is. But we make — do it special for holidays, of course, and this Christmas message is a message … Continue reading Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto

Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto

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George W. Bush

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 10:17 A.M. EST MR. FRATTO: Good morning, everyone, to this holiday-shortened week. I think we all can agree, though, that you guys back there by the door — no one opens the door during the briefing today. (Laughter.) Are we all in agreement on that? It’s cold enough not … Continue reading Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto

Executive Order 13483—Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

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George W. Bush

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the laws cited herein, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Statutory Pay Systems. The rates of basic pay or salaries of the statutory pay systems (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5302(1)), as … Continue reading Executive Order 13483—Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

The President’s News Conference With President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan

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George W. Bush

[At this point, President Karzai spoke in Dari, and no translation was provided.] President Karzai. Most welcome, Mr. President. Most welcome. President Bush. Thank you, sir. Yes, thanks, Mr. President; it’s good to be with a dear friend. You and I have spent a lot of time together, and we have done a lot of … Continue reading The President’s News Conference With President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan

Executive Order 13482—Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Friday, December 26, 2008

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George W. Bush

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Friday, December 26, 2008, the day after … Continue reading Executive Order 13482—Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Friday, December 26, 2008

Executive Order 13481—Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

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George W. Bush

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., it is hereby ordered that: Section 1. Subject to the provisions of section 2 of this order, the following officers, in the … Continue reading Executive Order 13481—Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice