Obama to Host B’Day With Donors

While President Obama spent his 51st birthday on Saturday playing golf, he’ll be partying with close friends–close friends of his campaign coffers, that is. At a party scheduled for the president’s Chicago residence on August 12, the birthday boy will press the flesh with well-wishers who paid to attend the bash. It’s an election-year adaptation for the incumbent, who spent previous birthdays while in office in more private settings. About 1,000 campaign events wrapped around Obama’s birthday are scheduled to take place across the country over the next week.