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Reagan's Press Sec James Brady Dead at 73

Took bullet in assassination attempt, became leading voice for gun control

(Newser) - James Brady, the White House press secretary shot in the1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan who went on to become a leading voice in the fight for gun control, has died at the age of 73, reports NBC . "We are enormously proud of Jim's remarkable accomplishments," said... More »

High Schooler Ticks Off Jay Carney

Daily Caller intern asks about protection for Zimmerman

(Newser) - Maybe the first hint that the questioner wasn't your typical White House correspondent came after his exchange with Jay Carney: "Just angered Obama's press secretary," read the tweet . "Word." Turns out, the questioner is a 16-year-old junior in high school and intern at the... More »

Facebook in Talks to Hire Gibbs

Former press secretary would have a senior communications position

(Newser) - Facebook is in talks with to hire former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, reports the New York Times . Gibbs would reportedly be up for a "senior role" in the company's communications team. The move comes as Facebook ramps up preparations for an IPO, which many think could come... More »

Robert Gibbs Gives Final Press Briefing

... and gets his tie back from the president

(Newser) - Robert Gibbs officially checks out as press secretary over the weekend, but he gave his final briefing today, notes the Hill . “It is a tremendous honor and privilege to do this every single day,” said Gibbs. He got a parting gift from President Obama: a framed tie that... More »

Jay Carney Pick Is 'Radical Departure' for White House

Analysis: New press secretary is a relative outsider in West Wing

(Newser) - Jay Carney may have been working for Joe Biden the last two years, but his selection as White House press secretary is actually a "radical departure" from business as usual for the White House, writes Josh Gerstein at Politico . Unlike most in the Robert Gibbs operation—including the man... More »

Jay Carney Will Replace Robert Gibbs

Biden aide and former Time reporter will be press secretary

(Newser) - The new White House press secretary will be Jay Carney, reports Politico . Carney, 45, currently serves as Joe Biden's communications director and previously worked for years as a journalist for Time magazine, including a stint as Washington bureau chief. Carney, who is married to ABC correspondent Claire Shipman, had apparently... More »

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