Carney sounds like Gibbs on first day as White House spokesman
February 16th, 2011
03:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Carney sounds like Gibbs on first day as White House spokesman

Washington (CNN) - With a wish of good luck from his boss, new White House Press Secretary Jay Carney held his first briefing Wednesday and came off very much like the man he replaced.

"Thank you very much," Carney said to greetings of welcome from former journalist colleagues in the White House press corps. "I'm glad to be here."

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Filed under: Jay Carney • Robert Gibbs • White House
February 11th, 2011
05:22 PM ET
February 11th, 2011
03:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama marks Gibbs' last day


(CNN) - President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the White House briefing room Friday to help mark Robert Gibbs' last day as the president's press secretary.

Obama returned a tie to Gibbs he had borrowed to wear while delivering the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
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Filed under: President Obama • Robert Gibbs
The curtain closes on Gibbs
February 11th, 2011
11:31 AM ET
3 years ago

The curtain closes on Gibbs

Washington (CNN) - It was 1:40 pm, January 22, 2009, when White House spokesman Robert Gibbs first stepped behind the podium in the James S. Brady briefing room to begin a two year joust with the press corps.

“How are you all?" The Alabama native said. “Nice to be here.”

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Filed under: Robert Gibbs • White House
Gibbs signals U.S. backing for a more deliberative process in Egypt
February 7th, 2011
07:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Gibbs signals U.S. backing for a more deliberative process in Egypt

Washington (CNN) - Egypt faces a "bumpy" process in its transition from decades of repressive rule to a multiparty democracy, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday in signaling U.S. backing for a more deliberate approach to political negotiations.

In a briefing with reporters, Gibbs repeated the U.S. insistence on meaningful change in Egypt, but he added that the government there should "outline a series of steps and a timeline that the Egyptian people are comfortable with."

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Filed under: Egypt • Robert Gibbs
Gibbs will leave Friday
February 7th, 2011
02:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Gibbs will leave Friday

Washington (CNN) – White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that Friday will be his last day on the job. Gibbs announced his decision to leave in January. He will continue as an adviser to the president after he leaves the White House.

Jay Carney, the current communications director for Vice President Joe Biden, will succeed him at the podium.


Filed under: Jay Carney • Robert Gibbs • White House
Jay Carney named White House press secretary
January 27th, 2011
03:27 PM ET
4 years ago

Jay Carney named White House press secretary

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's communications director, Jay Carney, was named the new White House press secretary Thursday as part of a series of other big staff moves announced by new Chief of Staff Bill Daley.

Carney, a former Time magazine reporter, will succeed Robert Gibbs as the most visible spokesman for President Barack Obama. Other White House aides who have been considered for press secretary include Bill Burton, Stephanie Cutter, Josh Earnest and Jen Psaki.
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Filed under: Jay Carney • President Obama • Robert Gibbs • White House
January 13th, 2011
03:13 PM ET
4 years ago

Cold War returns to White House for a day


Washington (CNN) - It was what diplomats might call a "frank exchange of views" Thursday as White House spokesman Robert Gibbs got into a Cold War-style tiff with a Russian reporter about whether American freedoms go too far and may have led to the tragic shooting in Tucson.

In one of the most surreal moments I have ever seen in nearly seven years covering the beat, Andrei Sitov of the Itar-Tass News Agency pressed Gibbs at his daily briefing about whether "the quote, unquote 'freedom' of a deranged mind to react in a violent way is also American" like the freedom of speech and the right to assembly.
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Filed under: Robert Gibbs • White House
Gibbs leaving White House
January 5th, 2011
10:14 AM ET
4 years ago

Gibbs leaving White House

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, will leave the White House after the State of the Union address later this month, he told CNN Wednesday.

Gibbs will become a pundit, supporting White House positions on cable television and in speeches, White House staff said.

Gibbs was Obama's spokesman during the 2008 presidential campaign.

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Gibbs: Gitmo isn't closing now
December 26th, 2010
11:27 AM ET
4 years ago

Gibbs: Gitmo isn't closing now

(CNN) - A year has passed since the Obama administration said the Guantanamo Bay military prison would close, but White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday that the facility won't go away in the near future.

In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Gibbs said that even though the site is a recruiting tool for Islamic terrorists, legal and legislative issues have contributed to the delay in its closing.
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Filed under: Guantanamo • Robert Gibbs • TV-State of the Union
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