Obama apologizes for burning of Korans

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday for the accidental burning of Korans by NATO troops that has led to violent protests.

Rove divorce final

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Republican political operative Karl Rove's divorce from his wife of 24 years, Darby, has been granted, a family spokeswoman says.

Gridiron said not the same without Obama

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to skip the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington put a damper on the event, participants said.
Cheney pulls muscle, will use wheelchair

Cheney pulls muscle, will use wheelchair

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney Monday pulled a muscle while moving, and will be in a wheelchair for the inauguration of Barack Obama, the White House said.

Perino thanks White House media

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- White House Press Secretary Dana Perino wished her successor her best Friday and asked the White House media corps to cut him some slack.

FEMA aid available for inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- President George Bush has made federal emergency aid available to the District of Columbia to help defray costs of next week's U.S. presidential inauguration.
Diplomats search for cease-fire in Gaza

Diplomats search for cease-fire in Gaza

GAZA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Efforts to reach a cease-fire in Gaza through diplomatic means persisted as the death toll in the two-week battle swelled to nearly 1,000, officials said.

Bush, Pentagon respond to torture report

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The White House does not condone torture, U.S. President George Bush's spokeswoman said in response to a military official's claim a prisoner was tortured.

Bush to give farewell address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The White House said it has asked television networks for time Thursday night for U.S. President George W. Bush to deliver a prime-time farewell address.
Obama asks Bush to seek $350B rescue funds

Obama asks Bush to seek $350B rescue funds

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama asked President George Bush to seek the remaining $350 billion of the financial markets rescue money, the White House said.

Obama, presidents to meet

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama will meet together privately Wednesday, the White House said.

White House calls for Gaza cease-fire

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The White House Tuesday called for a "durable and lasting" cease-fire in the Gaza conflict.

Bush revokes pardon for contributor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush revoked a pardon Wednesday after media reports linked it to a political contribution, a reversal the White House calls unprecedented.

White House blasts NYT story

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The White House Sunday blasted a front-page New York Times story that says the Bush administration worsened the home mortgage crisis.

Bush: Orderly bankruptcy carmakers' option

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- An "orderly" bankruptcy is one option President George Bush is considering to try to salvage two U.S. automakers, the White House said Thursday.
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Dana Perino
White House Press Secretary Dana Perino conducts the final press briefing of the George W. Bush Administration in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on January 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Ron Sachs/Pool)

Dana Maria Perino (born May 9, 1972) served as the White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush from September 14, 2007 to January 20, 2009. She was the second female White House Press Secretary; Dee Dee Myers was the first, during the Clinton Administration.

Perino was born in Evanston, Wyoming, grew up in Denver, Colorado, and is Italian-American. She attended Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Perino graduated from the University of Southern Colorado (now known as Colorado State University-Pueblo) in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in mass communications and minors in both political science and Spanish. While attending the university, she was active on the debate team and with KTSC-TV, the campus-based Rocky Mountain PBS affiliate where she served as host of Capitol Journal, a weekly summary of Colorado politics, and producer of Standoff, a weekly public affairs program. From there, Perino attended graduate school at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). Perino obtained her masters at UIS in Public Affairs Reporting while also working as a daily reporter covering the Illinois Capitol for WCIA, a CBS affiliate.

Perino then went on to work in Washington, D.C., for Representative Scott McInnis (R-CO, Retired) of Colorado as a staff assistant before serving nearly four years as the press secretary for Rep. Dan Schaefer (R-CO, Retired), who then chaired a House Commerce subcommittee on Energy and Power.

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