Gibbs: Reports of Afghan policy premature

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is reviewing the U.S. policy in Afghanistan and hasn't adopted a more bellicose stance as reported, the White House said Wednesday.
Bailout fund usage to change, Gibbs says

Bailout fund usage to change, Gibbs says

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The second chunk of the $700 billion OK'd to revitalize the U.S. economy will be used differently under President Barack Obama, the White House said Monday.

Obama address to Congress likely in Feb.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will likely deliver an address to a joint session of Congress next month, a presidential spokesman says.

Gibbs fields his first news briefing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Questions about executive orders and the do-over of Barack Obama's swearing-in dominated White House spokesman Robert Gibbs' first news conference Thursday.

Obama's press secretary finds door barred

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Robert Gibbs, President Obama's press secretary, learned how tough transition in Washington can be Tuesday when he had trouble getting into the inauguration.

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.

U.S. military's gay policy up for change

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The incoming Obama administration will work to get legislation through Congress to end the military's so-called don't ask, don't tell policy, a spokesman says.
Baucus: Geithner made 'honest mistakes'

Baucus: Geithner made 'honest mistakes'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Members of the Senate Finance Committee say tax problems and immigration issues shouldn't derail Timothy Geithner's nomination for U.S. treasury secretary.
Obama calls on Blagojevich to step down

Obama calls on Blagojevich to step down

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has joined the loud chorus calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign in the wake of corruption charges.

Obama names communications staff

CHICAGO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama announced the top members of his communications staff Saturday.

Old amnesty program revived for thousands

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. government says it will take applications next year from immigrants who tried and failed to qualify for the 1986 amnesty program.

Sources: Axelrod Obama White House adviser

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- David Axelrod, Barack Obama's top campaign strategist, has accepted the position of senior adviser in the Obama White House, Democratic sources said Thursday.
Obama to suspend campaign for 3 days

Obama to suspend campaign for 3 days

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's campaign said Monday he will suspend his campaigning for three days to visit his ailing grandmother in Hawaii.

Washington man denies Nazi allegation

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- An 86-year-old man living in Bellevue, Wash., was not affiliated with the Nazi Party as alleged by federal officials, his lawyers say.

Obama reps say RNC too negative

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Representatives of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Republicans have been too negative during the party's convention in St. Paul, Minn.
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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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