Gibbs is resigning as White House press secretary

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

January 5, 2011 8:25:04 AM PST
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and one of the most visible and forceful advocates for President Barack Obama, is quitting his job to become an outside political adviser. The change is among the many expected in the coming days as Obama redefines his leadership team to get ready for a re-election bid and a more powerful Republican Party.