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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Obama Turns 51 With a Birthday Round of Golf


President Obama celebrated his birthday on Saturday with a quiet round of golf at Andrews Air Force Base, to be followed by a family getaway to Camp David.

Mr. Obama, who turned 51, is saving the big-time public celebrations for next weekend in his hometown in Chicago, when, this being an election year and him being a politician, his campaign plans to draw in a bunch of donations for the occasion.

Jodi Kantor of the Times explores the public functions next weekend in the form of four fund-raisers, including a party with donors at the Obamas' house in Chicago, an unusual use of a home normally kept quite private. Although she has sent out invitations, the first lady, Michelle Obama, will not actually attend, Ms. Kantor reports.