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  • **FILE** President Barack Obama, right, acknowledges outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, left, during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb., 11, 2011. Gibbs stepped down from the post after two years as Obama's top spokesman. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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  • ** FILE ** Obama campaign strategist Robert Gibbs. ("Fox News Sunday" via Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Then-White House press secretary Robert Gibbs listens to a question on Egypt during his daily news briefing in the White House in Washington on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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  • ** FILE ** Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs speaks on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, on NBC's "Meet the Press." (Associated Press)

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  • President Obama is shown an old photograph Aug. 9, 2012, at Romero's Cafe and Catering in Pueblo, Colo., by Robert Romero (right), the establishment's owner, and Virginia Romero (left), who founded the establishment. (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. (Associated Press)

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  • President Obama smiles July 8, 2012, as he returns to the White House from Camp David in Maryland. (Associated Press)

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