The Presidential Planner: Obama Turns The Big 5-0

Aug 4, 2011 7:48am

ABC News’ Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) Reports:

The morning after a blowout birthday-themed fundraiser in Chicago, the president will ring in his 50th year at the White House today. 

Last night, the president joked about hitting the half-century mark to a packed house at the Aragon ballroom.

“It’s true that I turn 50 tomorrow, which means that by the time I wake up I’ll have an email from AARP asking me to call President Obama and tell him to protect Medicare,” he said.

The president has a clear public schedule today, but there are birthday celebrations in the works. The White House staff will toast the president in a midday gathering in the Blue Room. In the evening, a dinner party is planned for family and friends, including some from Chicago. First daughter Malia is also coming home from summer camp today to celebrate her father’s big birthday.

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