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Presidents conference meets with Bush

The Conference of Presidents met with President Bush and top White House and congressional officials.Representatives from virtually all the umbrella group’s 50 member organizations met with Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and other top officials Thursday. The hour-long meeting included discussion of immigration, energy policy, the Iranian threat and deterioration in the Palestinian territories, according to participants.The White House meeting followed discussions with congressional leaders. Conference representatives met with House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the House Republican leadership.Malcolm Hoenlein, the conference’s executive vice chairman, said the president was “very warm, very open,” and “spoke with great passion.”