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  • President Obama Statement on Hurricane Irene
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    President Obama Statement on Hurricane Irene

    President Obama made a statement about Hurricane Irene. He urged everyone in the hurricane’s path to heed emergency warnings and make appropriate preparations.

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  • Failed Coup in the Soviet Union
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    Failed Coup in the Soviet Union

    President Bush, on vacation in Kennebunkport, ME, briefed reporters on his phone call to Soviet President Gorbachev which he had just concluded in his vacation home. Soviet President…

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  • First Statement on Soviet Coup
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    First Statement on Soviet Coup

    President Bush interrupted his vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine, to discuss the coup in the Soviet Union which occurred the previous day, when hard-line Communists took power in the Soviet Union from the…

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  • USIsrael Relations
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    U.S.-Israel Relations

    Israeli Prime Minister Rabin and U.S. President Bush spoke to reporters from microphones outside the president’s vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine, following their meetings during the prime…

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  • Conflict in Former Yugoslavia
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    Conflict in Former Yugoslavia

    President Bush spoke at a microphone in front of his vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine, on his meeting earlier in the day with his National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, Ambassador…

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  • USRussia Joint Statement
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    U.S.-Russia Joint Statement

    President Bush welcomed Russian President Yeltsin with a formal statement outlining the need for continued cooperation between the two countries. He stated that the fall of communism has…

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  • Baltic States Recognition
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    Baltic States Recognition

    President Bush announced the official state recognition of the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia in a press conference at his vacation home in Kennebunkport, ME. The move followed…

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  • USBritain Joint News Conference
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    U.S.-Britain Joint News Conference

    U.S. President Bush and United Kingdom Prime Minister John Major briefed reporters on a plan to provide foreign aid to the republics of the Soviet Union in the form of food. The plan would bypass the…

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  • USCanada Joint News Conference
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    U.S.-Canada Joint News Conference

    Following their meeting on the events in the Soviet Union, Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney and U.S. President Bush held a news conference to discuss their respective countries' foreign…

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  • Food Aid to the Soviet Union
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    Food Aid to the Soviet Union

    President Bush commented on food aid to the Soviet Union in response to a question from a reporter while on vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine. President Bush said his administration would study the possibility of…

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  • Presidential Remarks
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    Presidential Remarks

    A tired President Bush responded to questions from reporters briefly before playing golf on his vacation in Maine. In response to a question on revised GNP figures indicating the recession still…

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  • Reaction to Events in the Soviet Union
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    Reaction to Events in the Soviet Union

    President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker briefed reporters during the president’s vacation in Maine on recent events in the Soviet Union, where earlier in the day Soviet President Gorbachev had…

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  • Failed Coup in the Soviet Union
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    Failed Coup in the Soviet Union

    President Bush spoke on the events in the Soviet Union from the Shawnee Inn in Kennebunkport, ME, during his summer vacation. On the day reports from Moscow indicated the coup by communist…

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  • Golf Course Remarks on Soviet Union
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    Golf Course Remarks on Soviet Union

    President Bush, “vacating” in Maine on the golf course, paused to refuse to comment on events in the Soviet Union including changes made in the Soviet cabinet by Soviet President Gorbachev.…

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  • Governors Meeting Remarks
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    Governors' Meeting Remarks

    President Bush spoke with the governors via satellite from Kennebunkport, Maine. The president discussed several topics with the governors, including transportation, education, and health…

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  • Extended Unemployment Benefits
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    Extended Unemployment Benefits

    President Bush held a news conference during his vacation in Kennebunkport, ME, to announce his intention to sign a bill extending unemployment benefits to people out of work for over six months, but…

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  • Golf Course Remarks on Hostages
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    Golf Course Remarks on Hostages

    Speaking to reporters in Kennebunkport, Maine, President Bush spoke about the possible release of hostages held in the Middle east. He also discussed his nomination of Clarence Thomas to…

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  • USJapan Joint Press Conference
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    U.S.-Japan Joint Press Conference

    President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Kaifu briefed reporters on their meeting in the president’s vacation home in Maine preparing for the upcoming Economic Summit of the Industrialized Nations,…

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  • CIA Director Nomination
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    CIA Director Nomination

    President Bush paused during his stay at his vacation home in Kennebunkport, ME, to discuss the nomination of Robert Gates, former deputy national security adviser, for the position of…

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