November 13th, 2010
05:21 AM ET

Final briefing on President's trip to Asia

Delivered by National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes at the Yokohama Bay Sheraton Press Filing Center in Yokohama, Japan

MR. RHODES: Thanks, Mike. Thanks, everybody. We had a good morning this morning with bilateral meetings with Japan and Australia. The President has gone into APEC leaders meetings, and the rest of today he'll have APEC leaders meeting this afternoon; then there’s a cultural program tonight, followed by a dinner that the President will attend.
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Topics: APEC • Asia • Japan • Press Briefing • The Vault
November 12th, 2010
06:13 AM ET

Press conference after G-20 meetings

Delivered at the Coex Center in Seoul, Republic of Korea

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody. Before I discuss the G20, I want to briefly comment on the agreement in Iraq that's taken place on the framework for a new government. There’s still challenges to overcome, but all indications are that the government will be representative, inclusive, and reflect the will of the Iraqi people who cast their ballots in the last election.

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Gibbs defends reporters in India
November 8th, 2010
07:30 PM ET

Gibbs defends reporters in India

By: CNN Political Unit
(CNN) – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is sometimes known for his sarcastic responses and tough exterior during press briefings.

But according to a White House pool report from President Obama's trip to India, it was the security for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, not the press, who were in a standoff with Gibbs. The altercation escalated, and when security refused to let the reporters through, Gibbs threatened to pull the president from his meeting.

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Topics: India • Press Briefing • Robert Gibbs
October 29th, 2010
07:00 PM ET

Press Briefing – Friday, October 29, 2010

Delivered by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan

MR. GIBBS:  Good afternoon.  Before I bring John up to answer a few of your questions, I wanted to run you all briefly through a tick-tock of some of the events of the last few hours, starting, as you know from our earlier statement, that at 10:35 p.m. last night, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan alerted the President of the credible terrorist threat.  The President directed U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies and the Department of Homeland Security to take steps to ensure the safety and security of the American people and to determine whether these threats are a part of any additional terrorist plot.
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October 28th, 2010
03:43 PM ET

Press Briefing – Thursday October 28, 2010

Delivered by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

MR. GIBBS: Everybody got quiet quite quickly. That was - that was made -

Q We’re just waiting for the Twitter question.

MR. GIBBS: The Twitter question I believe was on India. It was why we’re going to India.

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October 28th, 2010
02:15 PM ET

Press Briefing on Upcoming Asia Trip

Delivered by Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Senior Director for Asian Affairs Jeff Bader, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes

MR. EARNEST: Good morning, everybody. It’s good to see you a little earlier than usual. We're going to try to use your time very efficiently this morning. We're going to be focused on obviously the President’s overseas trip. We obviously did a briefing yesterday to focus on the India portion of the trip. We're going to do a briefing early next week to talk about the G20 and some of the other economic issues that are at play on the trip. There are a lot of them and I know that there’s a lot of interest among you guys in covering those aspects of the trip. But I ask you to hold those questions until that briefing on Monday.
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Topics: Asia • Press Briefing • The Vault
October 28th, 2010
12:22 PM ET

Got a question for Robert Gibbs?

Look what the Press Secretary posted on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/PressSec/status/28995544234

“Something new: You take first crack. Use #1q in a q & I'll answer 1 on vid before today's briefing. What do you want to know?”


Topics: Press Briefing • Robert Gibbs • The Buzz
October 27th, 2010
05:30 PM ET

Press Briefing – Wednesday October 27, 2010

Delivered by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns, Deputy National Security Advisor for Economic Affairs Mike Froman and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes

MR. GIBBS:  Let’s go ahead and get started.  Just to remind you, this is - we're going to walk through the India portion of the upcoming foreign trip.  We will do, likely tomorrow, the non-India, non - sort of G20-APEC stuff tomorrow.  And we'll probably do the economic stuff the beginning part of next week, probably on Monday.
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October 26th, 2010
08:39 PM ET

White House Press Briefing – Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Delivered by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

MR. GIBBS:  Just one quick housekeeping thing before we get started.  Tomorrow morning, in here, off-camera, we will do the first of our briefings for the trip to India, with Mike Froman, Ben Rhodes, and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns to walk us through some of what the President will do and see and talk about in India.  We’re likely to do the latter portion of the foreign trip later in the week, the Korea and Japan G20 part a little bit later.
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October 26th, 2010
06:30 PM ET

Obama won't ditch car metaphor

Washington (CNN) –We don't know the make or model of the car President Obama and Democrats say they've been trying to push out of the ditch, but at least we know what's on the bumper. "Look, there's, there's an Obama bumper sticker on the car. We get that," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs in response to a question from CNN.

Gibbs was attempting to illustrate that President Obama is taking responsibility for fixing the economy.

That new addition to a metaphor President Obama has repeated over and over again on the campaign trail to sharpen his economic message was akin to throwing a softball at Republicans. They quickly swung for the fences.

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