House Democrats share birthday cake with Obama

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 covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.

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