Barack Obama turns 48 today. Happy Birthday Mr. President! How did Obama celebrate his birthday? Read more about the story plus photos and video below.

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Barack Obama turns 48 today

American President Barack Obama turns 48 today, and this morning surprised everyone in the White House Press room to wish longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas a Happy Birthday.

Obama sang Happy Birthday and delivered a plate of cupcakes to Thomas, a Hearst Newspapers reporter, who turned 89.

Although details of how Obama was to celebrate his birthday were not disclosed, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the President was to have lunch with Senate Democrats to “talk about the priorities that they have, and to talk about what has been accomplished in the first six and half months of the administration.”

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