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APEC Summit
2008 On November 21-23, 2008, President Bush attended the 16th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in Lima, Peru.
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Thanksgiving 2008 This year marks the 61st anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation. Though live Thanksgiving turkeys have been presented intermittently to presidents since the Lincoln administration, the current ceremony dates to 1947, when the first National Thanksgiving Turkey was presented to President Harry Truman.
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Presidential Transition The peaceful transfer of power from one Presidential Administration to the next is a hallmark of American democracy. With our Nation at war, our homeland targeted by terrorist adversaries, and our economy facing serious challenges, the Administration is committed to establishing and executing a transition plan that minimizes disruption, maintains continuity, and addresses the major changes in government since the 2000 transition, including the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, as well as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Homeland Security Council.
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Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy On October 22, 2008, the President invited the leaders of the Group of 20 countries to a summit in the Washington, D.C. area, on November 15 to discuss financial markets and the global economy. The G-20 finance process, which includes key developed and emerging market countries, was established in 1999, after the last financial crisis with worldwide implications.
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U.S. Economy President Bush has outlined decisive government action to preserve and sustain America's financial system and economy. This is a pivotal moment for America's economy. Problems that originated in the credit markets – and first showed up in the area of subprime mortgages – have spread throughout our financial system. As a result, the government is acting now to protect our Nation's economic health from serious risk.
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National Security President Bush's top priority is the safety and security of the American people. Though America and its allies are safer since 9/11, we are not yet safe. We have important challenges ahead as we wage a long-term battle not just against terrorists, but against the ideology that supports their agenda.
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President George W. Bush participates in the APEC leaders second retreat Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at the 2008 APEC Summit in Lima, Peru.  White House photo by Eric Draper

President George W. Bush participates in the APEC leaders second retreat Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at the 2008 APEC Summit in Lima, Peru. White House photo by Eric Draper

President Bush Meets with Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson

President Bush on Monday said, "The Secretary and I share the concerns of our citizens, concerns about jobs, concerns about their savings accounts. This is a tough situation for America. But we'll recover from it. And the first step to recovery is to safeguard our financial system."
Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto

Watch Monday's Press Briefing with White House Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto
President Bush Meets with President Medvedev of Russia at APEC

President Bush on Saturday said, "It's an interesting moment because I've had a lot of meetings with Dmitriy and Vladimir Putin. This will be my last meeting as the sitting President with the leader of Russia. We've had our agreements, we've had our disagreements. I've tried to work hard to make it a cordial relationship, though, so that when we need to work together we can, and when we disagree we're able to do so in a way that is respectful to our two nations."
Fact sheet In Focus: APEC 2008
President Bush Attends APEC CEO Summit 2008

President Bush on Saturday said, "The bonds of unity we felt then remain today, and they will always remain. Long after this crisis has passed, the United States of America will stay engaged in this region. We will continue working with our partners to build an Asia Pacific where people can work and worship and trade in freedom, where children grow up with hope and pursue their dreams, and where thriving, prosperous nations continue to inspire the world."
Fact sheet In Focus: APEC 2008
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Harper of Canada at APEC

President Bush on Saturday said, "It's been a joy to work with you. And we've accomplished a lot together, relations between the United States and Canada are strong -- sometimes complicated, but nevertheless based on common values. I appreciate your candor, your strength of character and your consistent philosophy. So I'm looking forward to good discussions. I'm looking forward to this APEC -- I think it's very important for us to continue to work together during the time of economic turmoil."
Fact sheet In Focus: APEC 2008
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