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Bush: News Conference at 9 a.m. CST. President defends war; plans no staff changes. Later, meets with Liberia president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Cheney in Downstate Illinois at Scott AFB to rally troops and deliver speech on Iraq

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President Bush's day....(all times CST)

9 a.m. Holds news conference. First since January. Brady briefing room in the West Wing.

10:10 a.m. Meets with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia.

12:55 p.m. President and Laura Bush meet with Iraq and Afghanistan Non-Governmental Organizations.

No gaggle or briefing.

Vice President Cheney heads to Scott AFB in downstate Illinois near Belleville.

Cheney's schedule"

9 a.m. Arrives Scott Airforce Base, Illinois.
9:20 a.m. Participates in a command briefing by General Schwarz, Commander of TRANSCOM.

10:35 a.m. Delivers remarks on Iraq and the global war on terror at a rally for the troops at Scott Air Force Base.

11:20 p.m. Departs Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
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