August 5th, 2012
11:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Graham, Gibbs tangle over Reid's allegations

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham strongly took issue with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's accusations that Mitt Romney has not paid taxes in 10 years, saying Sunday that the Democratic leader was "lying."

"What he did on the floor of the Senate is so out of bounds. I think he's lying about his statement, of knowing something about Romney," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Team Obama: Romney trip an 'embarrassing disaster'
July 31st, 2012
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Team Obama: Romney trip an 'embarrassing disaster'

(CNN) – A few hours after Mitt Romney departed Poland to return to the United States, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign piled on to its criticism of the presumptive GOP nominee's foreign trip, calling it an "embarrassing disaster."

"As he left, he set the lowest expectations imaginable for a foreign trip," said Robert Gibbs, senior Obama campaign adviser. "He certainly didn't prove to anyone that he passed the commander-in-chief test."
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Filed under: 2012 • Israel • Mitt Romney • Poland • President Obama • Robert Gibbs
Gibbs: Romney embarrassed the U.S. in London
July 29th, 2012
10:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs: Romney embarrassed the U.S. in London

(CNN) – Robert Gibbs, senior adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, argued Sunday that Mitt Romney's recent trip to London was an embarrassment.

"Mitt Romney wondered aloud whether London was ready for the Olympics, and I think it's clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether Mitt Romney is ready for the world," Gibbs said on ABC's "This Week."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Robert Gibbs
Gibbs: Obama 100% committed to expiring Bush tax cuts
July 8th, 2012
12:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs: Obama 100% committed to expiring Bush tax cuts

(CNN) – A top adviser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Sunday the president was entirely dedicated to ending the so-called Bush tax cuts for the wealthy at the end of this year.

"He is 100% committed to it," Robert Gibbs said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Deficit • President Obama • Robert Gibbs • TV-State of the Union
Gibbs blasts Romney for overseas accounts
July 8th, 2012
11:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs blasts Romney for overseas accounts

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's campaign adviser Robert Gibbs continued to hammer Mitt Romney on Sunday over questions about the candidate's overseas financial accounts.

Gibbs, however, stopped short of saying whether Romney was in violation of any tax evasion laws, saying "nobody knows."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Robert Gibbs
Gibbs: Kansas was 'instructive' for Romney
March 11th, 2012
02:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs: Kansas was 'instructive' for Romney

(CNN) - Robert Gibbs, a top strategist for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, on Sunday chided Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his second place finish in the Kansas caucuses.

"I think yesterday was instructive," Gibbs said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I think it shows you've got some, some real problems on the road to this nomination."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Republicans • Robert Gibbs
Gibbs: Santorum has ‘legitimate chance’ at nomination
February 26th, 2012
11:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs: Santorum has ‘legitimate chance’ at nomination

(CNN) – The senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign said Sunday that Rick Santorum has a “legitimate chance” to become the Republican nominee, describing him as a candidate with blue-collar appeal who offers something “different” than the other GOP frontrunner.

“He's clearly somebody who has a very different economic background than Mitt Romney,” Robert Gibbs, the former White House press secretary who now advises the president's campaign, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Gibbs questions GOP contenders
August 21st, 2011
02:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Gibbs questions GOP contenders

(CNN) – Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was an equal opportunity critic Sunday, taking swipes at the records of Republican presidential candidates.

Gibbs, who left the White House earlier this year but remains close to President Barack Obama, was most critical of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a relative newcomer to the race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans • Rick Perry • Robert Gibbs
June 14th, 2011
08:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Gibbs not yet ready to join Twitter

When CNN's Ali Velshi asked Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs why he wasn't on Twitter, the Obama adviser joked that "it doesn't seem like an all together bad time to be off Twitter."


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Gibbs pulls out of DNC contention as Kaine inches closer to Senate bid
March 8th, 2011
05:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Gibbs pulls out of DNC contention as Kaine inches closer to Senate bid

Washington (CNN) – Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is taking himself out of the running for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that if DNC chief Tim Kaine steps down to run for the U.S. Senate he will not be a candidate for the post.

"I had an opportunity to do that when my name got floated six months ago," Gibbs told CNN in a telephone interview. "I am not going to run the DNC."
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Filed under: DNC • Robert Gibbs
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