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First lady: Not 'some angry black woman'

First lady: Not 'some angry black woman'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama disputed a new book's assertion she meddles in White House matters with staff and said she's not "some angry black woman."

Gibbs: I didn't say Romney was 'weird'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama's re-election campaign does not plan to assault Republican front-runner Mitt Romney's character as "weird," an Obama adviser said Sunday.

Neighbor thwarts kidnapper

ALBUQUERQUE, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- An Albuquerque man saved his 6-year-old neighbor by calling police while he chased an alleged kidnapper, police say.
Gibbs expects Romney to get GOP nod

Gibbs expects Romney to get GOP nod

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., April 26 (UPI) -- Former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs picked Mitt Romney out of the crowded field as the most likely to win the Republican nomination for U.S. president.
Gibbs candidate for Facebook job?

Gibbs candidate for Facebook job?

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 28 (UPI) -- Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs could be offered a job with the social networking site Facebook, those familiar with the situation said.
WH spokesman Gibbs conducts last briefing

WH spokesman Gibbs conducts last briefing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- White House press secretary Robert Gibbs faced the media one last time Friday, fielding questions about Egypt, the federal budget proposal and the Middle East.
Obama talks generalities with GOP leaders

Obama talks generalities with GOP leaders

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama discussed spending cuts and deficit reduction with House GOP leaders at a White House lunch Wednesday, but didn't get into specifics.
Gibbs in last week as WH spokesman

Gibbs in last week as WH spokesman

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Robert Gibbs confirmed Monday this is his last week as press secretary before leaving the Obama administration.
Gibbs: Only Egyptians can determine fate

Gibbs: Only Egyptians can determine fate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- An orderly transition is a must to end unrest in Egypt, but transition doesn't have to mean a new government, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday.

Carney tapped as Obama's press secretary

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama will name Jay Carney as his new press secretary, succeeding Robert Gibbs, a senior administration official said Thursday.
Tucson hero to be at State of the Union

Tucson hero to be at State of the Union

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The intern credited with saving U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' life when she was shot in Tucson will be at the State of the Union address, the White House said.
Gibbs keeps State of Union details secret

Gibbs keeps State of Union details secret

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- White House reporters found slim pickings Monday when they tried to pry details of the president's State of the Union speech from press secretary Robert Gibbs.
Obama, Ban condemn Moscow bombing

Obama, Ban condemn Moscow bombing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday condemned the deadly terrorist bombing at a Moscow airport.
First lady and Walmart team on nutrition

First lady and Walmart team on nutrition

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama Thursday announced she will collaborate with retail giant Walmart in promoting her Let's Move! campaign against childhood obesity.

Gibbs: State of the Union on economy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The majority of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech will be about the economy and jobs, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday.
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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)
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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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