The last laugh

The last laugh

U.S. officials have emphasized they will demand changes from banks if evidence is uncovered suggesting any homeowners were wrongly evicted.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Fed fraud team to look into foreclosures

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed Tuesday that federal fraud authorities were investigating U.S. lenders rushing foreclosure processes.

Gibbs repeats intention to end gay ban

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- President Obama's spokesman said Sunday the administration still wants to end the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, despite supporting it in court.

Retirees won't get cost-of-living raise

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- People who receive Social Security benefits will not get a cost-of-living increase for a second straight year, the Social Security Administration said Friday.
Rove says no foreign donors

Rove says no foreign donors

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Republican strategist Karl Rove said Wednesday there have been no foreign contributors to his campaign fundraising group American Crossroads.

White House ducks 'don't ask' question

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A White House spokesman told reporters Wednesday to ask the U.S. Justice Department about any appeal of a ruling striking down "don't ask, don't tell."

White House rejects foreclosure moratorium

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The White House says it does not support a nationwide moratorium on home foreclosures because of possible unintended consequences.
Obama campaigning, fighting attack ads

Obama campaigning, fighting attack ads

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will be in campaign mode for the rest of October, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.
Obama attends Kagan's investiture ceremony

Obama attends Kagan's investiture ceremony

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Elena Kagan was formally welcomed Friday as the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Landrieu holding up Lew's confirmation

Landrieu holding up Lew's confirmation

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The procedural hold Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., put on President Obama's nominee for budget director is "sad and ... outrageous," a White House spokesman said.

Court: U.S. stem cell funding may continue

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- An appeals court in Washington Tuesday permanently lifted a temporary injunction forbidding the U.S. government from funding human embryonic stem cell research.

Gibbs: Summers fit 5 years of work into 2

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday the president is well into the process of selecting economic adviser Larry Summers' replacement.
Gibbs: Dems will keep control of House

Gibbs: Dems will keep control of House

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Robert Gibbs repeated his second prediction of congressional leadership, saying he believes Democrats will keep control of the U.S. House.
Gibbs: No big stimulus bill planned

Gibbs: No big stimulus bill planned

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama has no plans for a second major stimulus bill to jumpstart the U.S. economy, a spokesman said Thursday.
Napolitano: No birthright amendment

Napolitano: No birthright amendment

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Constitution should not be amended to prevent birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants, an administration official says.
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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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