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  • White House takes measured stance on Israeli aid ship attack (But not Hillary)

    06/01/2010 5:19:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 331+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2010 | Sam Youngman and Jared Allen
    The White House and lawmakers on Tuesday refrained from condemning a deadly Israeli attack on Gaza-bound ships carrying humanitarian aid. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs would not go much further than a United Nations Security Council resolution that condemned the loss of life without criticizing Israel’s actions. Gibbs echoed the resolution calling for the U.N. investigation of the incident to be “prompt, impartial, credible and transparent.” At least 10 civilians were killed in the attack, and many were wounded. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to visit President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday, but he...
  • McDonald's hires ex-Obama press secretary as communications head

    06/09/2015 10:32:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/09/15
    McDonald's Corp said it hired Robert Gibbs, U.S. President Barack Obama's press secretary during his first term, as its chief communications officer. The world's biggest restaurant chain by sales also named Bacardi Ltd's Silvia Lagnado as its chief marketing officer, a position vacant since 2010. Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook laid out plans in May to overhaul the company's businesses and management as part of efforts to make the fast-food chain a "modern, progressive burger company." McDonald's, which on Monday reported its 12th straight decline in monthly same-store sales, is fighting to lure back customers lost to more nimble rivals and...
  • Gibbs: Blaze's Holmes on Obama Ire Toward Bibi 'Silliest Thing I've Heard'

    03/18/2015 5:33:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Things got chippy on Morning Joe today after Amy Holmes of The Blaze pointed out that President Obama has personalized and publicized his conflict with Benjamin Netanyahu in a way he hasn't done even with despots like Kim Jong Un or the Castro brothers. When Holmes added that "only Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be the focal point of this president's ire," former Obama spokesman Gibbs called Holmes' statement "the silliest thing I've probably heard in a long time." - View the video here.
  • Gibbs: Issa charges against IRS ‘shameful,’ owes agency apology

    06/03/2013 8:12:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/3/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday pushed back at House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) claims that top officials from the IRS’s Washington, D.C. office directed the targeting of conservative groups, calling the allegations unsubstantiated and “shameful.” “Republicans are on the verge of overplaying their hand publicly and the American people will quickly lose interest on their side in this,” Gibbs said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “They want to see the IRS cleaned up, but they understand that Darrell Issa is doing nothing more than politicizing this event. To throw around the words ‘liar’ and ‘perjury’...
  • Democrats say White House won’t delay Obamacare employer mandate again (penalty “integral”)

    04/06/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/06/14 | Adam Edelman
    Democrats fought back Sunday against claims from a former Obama aide that the White House might delay Obamacare’s employer mandate. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi called the mandate, which requires businesses with between 50 and 100 employees to provide health insurance for workers or face a penalty, “integral.” “Of all the things I want to say about the Affordable Care Act, Robert Gibbs' opinion, I don't know who his clients are or what his perspective is, but we are celebrating the fact that we have over 7 million who have signed up,” the California Democrat said on CNN’s “State...
  • Robert Gibbs: If Dems Lose Senate, ‘Turn Out the Lights, the Party’s Over’

    03/17/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 17, 2014 - 10:16 AM | Curtis Kalin
    Former Obama White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on the “Meet the Press” roundtable Sunday and laid bare truths about Washington, and his former boss’s spokesman. As the show’s featured guest, White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer painted a ludicrously optimistic portrait of the 2014 midterm elections for Democrats, stating emphatically, “I believe we will keep the Senate.” Later in the show, Gibbs admitted the Democrats could “absolutely” lose the Senate. He added: “If [Obama] doesn’t get more involved in raising money and making this a choice, as Dan Pfeiffer said, you lose the Senate. And, if you lose the...
  • Pot/Kettle: Ex-Obama Spox Says Christie Can't Claim He Didn't Know What Was Going On

    02/10/2014 5:31:31 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Dems wanted to find someone to attack Chris Christie's credibility for claiming he didn't know what was going on in his administration, couldn't they have found someone better than Robert Gibbs? After all, Gibbs served as spox for Barack Obama, the man who has made an art form out of claiming he only found out about his admin's latest scandal when he read about it in the paper. But there was Gibbs leading with his chin on Morning Joe today, asking "how many times can [Christie] play the card of 'I had no idea this was going on in...
  • Gibbs: Hey, maybe the White House will start being honest about ObamaCare now

    12/02/2013 7:13:26 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 2, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Has the White House learned a lesson yet from the fallout from ObamaCare? Former press secretary and Barack Obama campaign guru Robert Gibbs certainly hopes so. Gibbs tells Morning Joe today that the use of foggy metrics like “works for a vast majority of users” has left the Obama administration open to scathing criticisms of its honesty and competence while many users see the site fail to process their requests. At least, Gibbs hopes that the White House will deal more honestly with their failures to get the back end of the infrastructure — that which actually enrolls and subsidizes...
  • Scarborough: Obamacare Site Like A Hollywood Western Set—Nothing Behind the Facade

    12/02/2013 5:41:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Potemkin Village, anyone? Joe Scarborough has offered a scathing simile for the new-'n-improved Obamacare website. On today's Morning Joe, he likened the site to the set of a Hollywood Western--pushing back the facade reveals that there's nothing behind it. Even former Obama spox Robert Gibbs—proudly sporting an Auburn jersey—acknowledged that big chunks of the system, including the payment mechanism for subsidies, haven't even been built yet. So people can go to the site, receive the illusion that they have obtained coverage, only to find that there is no follow-through. View the video here.
  • Former White House mouthpiece admits Obama Regime lying about ObamaCare website disaster

    11/02/2013 1:12:56 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/2/13 | Doug Book
    Former Obama/White House spokesman Robert Gibbs admits Barack Hussein’s HHS minions are lying when they claim that no one in the Department knew that the Healthcare.gov website did not work properly and would lead to a rollout disaster. “It’s not believable,” said Gibbs. As a professional liar himself...
  • Obama’s Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged

    10/27/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by opentalk · 101 replies
    national review ^ | October 24, 2013 | John Fund
    <p>President Obama's aides went to extraordinary lengths to uncover the identity of a senior official who was using Twitter to make snarky comments about White House staffers.</p> <p>Jarrett, an old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama, appears to exercise such extraordinary influence she is sometimes quietly referred to as “Rasputin” on Capitol Hill, a reference to the mystical monk who held sway over Russia’s Czar Nicholas as he increasingly lost touch with reality during World War I.</p>
  • Valerie Jarrett´s Daughter and Son-in-law work for company that receives $653 Million for Obamacare

    10/27/2013 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    http://yourtubenews.ning.com ^ | 10/27/13 | UnSlave Me
    At this point this is still speculation with little confirmation, however it is highly suspect. I urge anyone to look further into this for more info. *Note Balkisson is not the PM's son, as written below, but rather an MP's son. ... B. Facebook Page: Now we know why a company in Canada got the contract for Obamacare:::::: "Michael D. Harbison via Dutch Valkema Dutch Valkema
  • Revealed: New book lifts lid on how top Obama adviser David Axelrod was pushed out by civil war....

    09/14/2013 12:55:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 13, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    •Axelrod wanted campaign manager Jim Messina fired, but he wound up the odd man out himself• Palace intrigue led 'Axe' to refer to Messina and White House messaging chief David Plouffe as 'two strongmen running the Kremlin'• The two men resented Axelrod for getting rich by taking a percentage of the hundreds of millions spent on campaign ads •An aloof Obama stayed out of the way as his inner circle fought a political gladiator game that pushed out Axelrod and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs The man most responsible for getting Barack Obama to the White House – the man who...
  • Wow! Andrea Mitchell Accuses Obama Of 'Bungling' Syria

    09/04/2013 5:11:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Well, there was a Blue Moon just last month, so maybe the time was right for some rare criticism of President Obama by Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell didn't hold back on today's Morning Joe, accusing the President of "bungling," being "ambivalent," and of undercutting his Secretary of State and Vice-President. For good measure, Mitchell suggested that in his heart of hearts, fellow panelist and former Obama spox Robert Gibbs agreed with her acidulous assessment. View the video here.
  • White House getting advice on Syria from former Obama campaign advisers (Dunn-Cutter-Axelrod-Gibbs..

    09/03/2013 4:14:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    FOXNews ^ | September 3, 2013 | Ed Henry
    The White House is getting advice from some former campaign advisers on how to win congressional support for a strike on Syria, Fox News has learned, with top White House aides soliciting their input during a long strategy session Tuesday afternoon. The aides met with former top Obama campaign hands like strategist Anita Dunn, former deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter and long-time adviser David Axelrod. (snip) Other attendees included two people who have been critical in helping plot media strategy for the president over the years -- former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and former senior White House adviser...
  • Fox News Fossil John Bolton: President Wages War While Congress Just Declares War

    09/01/2013 11:31:51 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    9/1/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was watching Fox News last night, and John Bolton (R-GOP-e) was asked to give a reply to a previously recorded clip from Rand Paul, and Bolton seemed to be acting as if the president (Obama) is the one who gets to wage war, while Congress just gets to merely declare and/or authorize it. As if the president (be it Nixon, GHWB, or Clinton) sits on the throne and Congress' job is to merely place the crown on their heads and the scepter in their hands. Once again, it seems as if another Republican goes to bat for Obama (like...
  • Gibbs & Mitchell Agree: NBC Hillary Series 'A Bad Idea'

    08/08/2013 12:40:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    First Chuck Todd, now Andrea Mitchell and even former Obama spox-turned-NBC-analyst Robert Gibbs agree: NBC's decision to produce a miniseries about Hillary Clinton is a "bad idea." Gibbs and Mitchell lamented the series on Andrea's early-afternoon MSNBC show today. View the video here.
  • Robert Gibbs Rips Obama On 'Exceedingly Passive' IRS Scandal Response

    05/14/2013 1:02:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Et tu, Roberto? It was bad enough for President Obama to have Andrea Mitchell jump ship this morning. But now someone who is—arguably—even closer to home has taken a resounding shot at the President's mishandling of the IRS scandal. Appearing on Mitchell's MSNBC show this afternoon, former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs condemned the president's "exceedingly passive" language in discussing the scandal. Obama had said there'd be consequences "if" wrongdoing were found, and spoken of "losing patience." Gibbs was scathing: that's what "I do with my nine-year old." Ouch! View the video here.
  • Robert Gibbs: I was told not to 'acknowledge' drones

    02/25/2013 12:46:36 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/25/2013 | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says he was instructed when he joined the administration not to “acknowledge” the existence of America’s drones program. “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you’re not even to acknowledge the drone program,” he said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hayes.” “You’re not even to discuss that it exists.” Gibbs, who stressed that he was speaking only for himself, called that dynamic “crazy” and said that the lack of transparency surrounding the drones program “undermines” broader confidence in government.
  • CNN Critical of MSNBC’s Hiring of Axelrod, Gibbs (video)

    02/24/2013 12:15:07 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 17 replies
    CNN’s Reliable Sources was critical of MSNBC’s hiring of former Obama officials David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs, calling it ‘propaganda.’