Obama said firm on deciding war policy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is determined to have his strategy firmed up first before committing to troop levels in Afghanistan, his aides said.
Obama, Brown discuss Afghanistan

Obama, Brown discuss Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown agreed to consult each other about the Afghanistan-Pakistan situation, the White House said.

Obama heads for Asia in November

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will take part in his first Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting during next month's Asian trip, the White House said.
Dalai Lama earns first Lantos award

Dalai Lama earns first Lantos award

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi awarded the first Lantos Human Rights Prize to the Dalai Lama, honoring the Tibetan spiritual leader's work to end injustice.

Obama, McChrystal meet on Air Force One

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, had a productive one-on-one meeting Friday, a spokesman said.

White House calls out Cantor for remarks

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A White House spokesman called out House Republican Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia, who said President Obama was slow to send more troops to Afghanistan.
WH: Afghan strategy, then troop levels

WH: Afghan strategy, then troop levels

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama wants to develop a strategy for Afghanistan before considering whether to deploy more troops, the White House said Monday.

WH: Baucus healthcare bill advances debate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A fifth healthcare proposal before the U.S. Congress is an important step that moves the nation closer to healthcare reform, the White House said Wednesday.

Criticism not race-based, White House says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama doesn't agree with former President Carter's statement that recent raucous criticism is race-driven, the White House said Wednesday.
Obama, Sarkozy discuss Iran, G20 Summit

Obama, Sarkozy discuss Iran, G20 Summit

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Iran's nuclear program and the Group of 20 Summit were discussion points for U.S. President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the White House said.

Carter adviser Jody Powell dead at 65

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Jody Powell, who served as press secretary to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, died of an apparent heart attack Monday, a friend said. He was 65.

Obama plans U.N. address

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The White House said Thursday U.S. President Barack Obama plans his first address to the U.N. General Assembly later this month.

U.S. reiterates Iran must end nuke program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Iran must end its nuclear weapons program to meet its responsibilities to the world, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs reiterated Wednesday.
White House ducks public option question

White House ducks public option question

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's spokesman Tuesday refused to say whether the president would draw "a line in the sand" over the public health insurance option.

Obama prepares to outline reform specifics

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama, returning to the White House after an extended vacation, spent some time massaging his address on U.S. healthcare reform, aides say.
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Robert Gibbs
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs speaks about the swine influenza during his daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on April 27, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Robert Lane Gibbs (born March 29, 1971) was the 28th White House Press Secretary. Gibbs was the communications director for then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama and Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Gibbs, who has worked with Obama since 2004, was press secretary of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign and has previously specialized in Senate campaigns, having served as communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and for four individual Senate campaigns, including those of Obama in 2004 and Fritz Hollings in 1998. Gibbs was also the press secretary of Representative Bob Etheridge. On November 22, 2008, Gibbs was announced as the press secretary of the Obama administration. He assumed the role of press secretary on January 20, 2009, and gave his first official briefing on January 22.

On January 5, 2011, Gibbs announced that he would leave the White House to become an outside advisor to the administration. He left on February 11, 2011.

Gibbs was born in Auburn, Alabama. His parents, Nancy and Robert Coleman Gibbs, worked in the Auburn University library system and involved their son in politics at an early age. Nancy Gibbs would take Robert, then known as "Bobby," to local League of Women Voters meetings rather than hire a babysitter, and involved him in "voter re-identification" work at the county courthouse. Gibbs attended Auburn City Schools and Auburn High School. At Auburn High, Gibbs played saxophone in the Auburn High School Band, was a goalkeeper on the Tigers' soccer team, and participated in the school's debate squad. Gibbs graduated from Auburn High in 1989, in the same class as novelist Ace Atkins, LEGO artist Eric Harshbarger, and the Chief Hospitalist at Valley Medical Center, Dr. Michael Mena.

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