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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs talks Wednesday about his decision to leave, and other personnel swaps that are coming to the Obama administration, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington.

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Gibbs quits in middle of unfolding makeover

Robert Gibbs, the feisty press secretary whose job as President Barack Obama’s chief spokesman and confidant has given him an outsized presence at the White House, announced Wednesday he was quitting for the less demanding, more lucrative role of giving paid speeches and advising the president from the outside world.

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