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February 1, 2003 | Last Updated 10:36 p.m. (EST)
President Addresses Nation on Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy
My fellow Americans, this day has brought terrible news and great sadness to our country. At 9:00 a.m. this morning, Mission Control in Houston lost contact with our Space Shuttle Columbia. A short time later, debris was seen falling from the skies above Texas. The Columbia is lost; there are no survivors. full story
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Radio Address of the President to the Nation
Good morning. Earlier this week I reported to the American people on the state of our union. I asked Congress to join me in meeting the great challenges that confront our nation with the courage and resolve our times require. full story en Espa&#241ol
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President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Blair
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister BlairAfter meeting with Prime Minister Blair Friday, President Bush told reporters, "The strategic view of America changed after September the 11th. We must deal with threats before they hurt the American people again. And as I have said repeatedly, Saddam Hussein would like nothing more than to use a terrorist network to attack and to kill and leave no fingerprints behind." full story
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President Delivers State of the Union
Bush Delivers State of the UnionIn the State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Bush outlined proposals to grow the economy and create jobs; strengthen and improve health care; encourage acts of compassion; and defend peace and security at home and abroad.
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Three New Photo Essays Released
Sketching notes in the margin of speech drafts, President Bush rewrites portions of the address in the Oval Office Jan. 23, 2003.White House photographers have put together two "State of the Union" photo essays and a "Protecting the Homeland" photo essay. Click to see the photos.

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President George W. Bush welcomes British Prime Minister Tony Blair upon his arrival to the White House Friday, Jan. 31, 2003. White House photo by Paul Morse. View webcastPresident George W. Bush welcomes British Prime Minister Tony Blair upon his arrival to the White House Friday, Jan. 31, 2003.
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The Green Room was the site of one of the nation's earliest dramatic moments. With the stroke of a pen, President James Madison signed the nation's first declaration of war in the Green Room.
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Remarks with UK Prime Minister 1/31/03
"Saddam Hussein is not disarming. He is a danger to the world. He must disarm. And that's why I have constantly said and the Prime Minister has constantly said this issue will come to a head in a matter of weeks, not months."
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President George W. Bush addresses the audience at Devos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003. "I urged the Congress last night to put aside all the politics and to make sure the Medicare system fulfills its promise to our seniors," President Bush said. "I believe that seniors, if they're happy with the current Medicare system, should stay on the current Medicare system. That makes sense. If you like the way things are, you shouldn't change. However, Medicare must be more flexible. Medicare must include prescription drugs." White House photo by Tina Hager. President Calls for Strengthened and Reformed Medicare Program
President Bush Wednesday discussed his commitment to a strengthened Medicare program that will give seniors the option to obtain coverage that gives them more affordable prescription drugs, expands their access to new drug treatments and provides en hanced benefits.

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