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Gibbs leaving White House press post

Gibbs leaving White House press post

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday the last seven years working with Barack Obama have been a privilege and the opportunity of a lifetime.

Gibbs: No big Cabinet changes expected

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama's official spokesman said Sunday he did not expect to see any major changes in the White House Cabinet next year.

Gibbs: Obama will focus on deficit

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will include deficit-reduction plans and the U.S. budget in his State of the Union speech, his press secretary said Thursday.
Obama joins family in Hawaii

Obama joins family in Hawaii

KAILUA, Hawaii, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama started his first day of vacation in Hawaii Thursday with a workout at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay.
Obama signs 'don't ask' repeal

Obama signs 'don't ask' repeal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama, calling it an honor, Wednesday signed into law the repeal of the ban on gays and lesbians from openly serving in the U.S. military.

Biden's 'big deal' remark lives on in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he couldn't call this week's passage of tax legislation a "big deal," but not because he didn't think it was important.
Obama: U.S. 'on track' to hit Afghan goals

Obama: U.S. 'on track' to hit Afghan goals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The war in Afghanistan remains difficult, but the United States is on track to achieve its goals and begin withdrawing troops in July, President Obama said.
Obama to publicly discuss Af-Pak strategy

Obama to publicly discuss Af-Pak strategy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A report on the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan focuses on three areas: the two countries and al-Qaida's senior leadership, the White House said.
White House confident about healthcare law

White House confident about healthcare law

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Obama administration disagrees with a federal judge's ruling that a key part of the healthcare law is unconstitutional, a White House official said Monday.
Obama won't leave until Congress adjourns

Obama won't leave until Congress adjourns

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- President Obama will stay in Washington during the holidays as long as Congress keeps working, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.
Obama to troops: 'You will succeed'

Obama to troops: 'You will succeed'

BAGRAM, Afghanistan, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. troops at Bagram, Afghanistan, whooped and hollered as their commander in chief, President Obama, thanked them for their service Friday.
U.S., allies reject talks with North Korea

U.S., allies reject talks with North Korea

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The United States, South Korea and Japan are declining China's request for emergency talks with North Korea on the Korean Peninsula crisis, officials said.
Basketball elbowing injures Obama

Basketball elbowing injures Obama

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Rey Decerega earned himself a footnote in U.S. history Friday by cutting President Obama's upper lip while playing basketball, the White House said.
Obama gets rock star reception in Jakarta

Obama gets rock star reception in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama told an attentive audience in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday the United States is "committed to human progress."
Gibbs: Healthcare repeal not likely

Gibbs: Healthcare repeal not likely

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republicans' pledge to repeal the U.S. healthcare reform law enacted earlier this year likely won't come to fruition, a White House spokesman said.
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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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