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  • Former Governor Martin OMalley Presidential Campaign Announcement Video
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    Martin O'Malley Pre-Announcement Video

    Ahead of his official presidential campaign announcement, former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) released a short video on YouTube in which he tuned a guitar to play a rendition of “Hail to the…

  • VJ Day Anniversary
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    V-J Day Anniversary

    President Bush marked the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II at a ceremony at Naval Base Coronado and honored veterans who served in World War II. He also drew parallels between…

  • Origin of emHail to the Chiefem
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    Origin of Hail to the Chief

    Lieutenant Colonel Foley talked about the origins of “Hail to the Chief,” which was originally a popular song in the early 19th century, but eventually was adopted as the official…

  • US Policy in Iraq
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    U.S. Policy in Iraq

    President Bush talked to an annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars about military operations in Iraq. He talked about the goals and mission of forces in the country, security…

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Dedication
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    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Dedication

    President Bush spoke at the official ceremony to dedicate the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library in Springfield, Illinois. Many other officials also spoke about the legacy…

  • Medal of Honor Presentation
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    Medal of Honor Presentation

    At an official ceremony in the East Room, President Bush presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to the surviving family of Sergeant First Class Paul Smith for his heroism in the line of…

  • Veterans Day National Observance
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    Veterans Day National Observance

    In and annual event marking the celebration of Veterans' Day, President Bush laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Following the ceremony…

  • Defense and Foreign Policy Issues
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    Defense and Foreign Policy Issues

    President Bush spoke to veterans in Ohio about defense issues and announced major shifts in troop deployments and a reexamination of military missions. He also talked about his presidential…

  • US Economic Policy
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    U.S. Economic Policy

    President Bush unveiled his economic plan to create jobs, cut investment dividend taxes, and stimulate the economy.

  • Coast Guard Academy Commencement Speech
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    Coast Guard Academy Commencement Speech

    Standing on an outdoor dias with the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle in the background, President Clinton addressed the graduating class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He talked about the…

  • Italy President Arrival
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    Italy President Arrival

    President and Mrs. Clinton greeted Italian President Salfaro at the South Front of the White House, then moved to a dias on the South Lawn to review troops and deliver speeches of mutual esteem…