House Democrats share birthday cake with Obama

July 31, 2013

President Obama traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to meet with congressional Democrats to lay the groundwork for high-stakes fall debates over the budget, federal debt and immigration reform.


A photo of the birthday cake presented to President Obama on Wednesday during a meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill. (Office of Nancy Pelosi)

Amid potential anxiety over the finer points of the White House strategy for the fall showdown over government funding and lifting the Treasury’s debt ceiling, Democrats paused Wednesday to mark the president's forthcoming birthday.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) presented Obama with a large, dark-chocolate birthday cake emblazoned with the presidential seal.

Obama turns 52 on Sunday.

Ed O’Keefe is a congressional reporter with The Washington Post and covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
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