Known for being less combative than Robert Gibbs has been of late, Burton has worked with a number of Congressmen, including Sen. John Kerry during his presidential campaign.
And, according to the AP, Burton “appears to be the first African-American to take the podium and speak on behalf of the president.” Wikipedia provides a list of past press secretaries.
In the past few days, Burton has addressed a variety of topics, including a recent ruling blocking additional stem-cell research and an upcoming speech President Obama will deliver about the Iraq war.
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