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Obama adviser: Lieberman lied to delegates

Obama adviser: Lieberman lied to delegates

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- An adviser to Barack Obama says Sen. Joe Lieberman lied when he said the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. president doesn't work well with Republicans.

McCain, Obama attack advisers

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Barack Obama and John McCain, the almost certain U.S. presidential nominees of their respective parties, are debating whose advisers are shadier, CNN reported.
Obama message shifts, observers say

Obama message shifts, observers say

INDIANAPOLIS, April 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama's campaign speeches in Indiana now focus on specific economic matters, a shift from his message of hope, observers said.

Obama camp calls for Clintons' tax returns

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama posted his 2005-2006 tax returns on his campaign Web site and urged his rival to do the same, his campaign said.
Obama, Clinton swap negativity accusations

Obama, Clinton swap negativity accusations

CHICAGO, March 17 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama accused his Democratic presidential rival of holding back vital data as Sen. Hilary Clinton accused him of negative advertising.

Obama aide resigns over 'monster' remark

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The Barack Obama aide who called Democratic U.S. presidential rival Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., a "monster" resigned from her non-paid position Friday.
Media miffed at lack of Obama access

Media miffed at lack of Obama access

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Reporters are finding it tougher to gain access to Barack Obama as the Illinois senator's campaign closes in on the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination.

Clinton, Obama trade barbs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- As U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's lead among Democrats in the race for president narrows, she is trading increasingly sharper barbs with her rivals.

Obama campaign plans strategy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Top advisers to Sen. Barack Obama are designing what needs to be a unique strategy for the Illinois Democrat to win his party's presidential nomination.

Obama to announce in Springfield, Ill.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama plans to kick off his presidential campaign in Springfield, Ill., hoping that it will help to unite the politically divided United States.

Obama reaching out to key state leaders

CHICAGO, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., pondering a U.S. presidential bid, is reaching out to potential supporters in key states in the nominating process.

Two more top officials leave Kerry's staff

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The turmoil in Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry 's campaign staff increased Tuesday as two top staffers resigned.

Anthrax: House closes, Senate stays open

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The work of Congress was nearly paralyzed Wednesday as the House and Senate leadership grappled with how to protect Capitol Hill's nearly 20,000 workers from ex
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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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