1. Celebration

    Obama to Throw B-Day Fundraiser

    MIAMI, FL - JUNE 13:  U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a crowd at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, at an event dubbed the "Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kickoff Reception," on June 13, 2011 in Miami, Florida.  Obama was in South Florida on his way to Puerto Rico.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)115749204JR003_OBAMA_SPEAKS

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    The campaign never stops, not even for President Obama's birthday. He turns 50 on Thursday, and he’ll begin celebrating Wednesday night with a fundraiser in Chicago. He’s expecting a crowd of about 1,000 people—some of whom will have paid as much as $38,500—at the Aragon Entertainment Center to listen to performances by Jennifer Hudson, OK Go, and Herbie Hancock. Before the event, the president will celebrate his birthday with thousands of campaign volunteers via teleconference; he’ll then speak at the Aragon before heading back to Washington. His plans for Thursday are unknown.

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