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Obama turns 50th birthday party into fundraiser

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Obama turns 50th birthday party into fundraiser


US President Barack Obama is 50 today.

His debt battle with the Republicans behind him, he celebrated with singer Jennifer Hudson and supporters at a 2012 campaign fundraiser in Chicago.

“When we are working together and we are joining hands, black and white and Hispanic and Asian and Native American and gay and straight; when the American people join together, we cannot be stopped,” he told an audience of 2,400 at a music auditorium.

“We say to ourselves: ‘Yes, we can.’ It does not matter how tough a week I have in Washington because I know you have got me, you have got my back.”

A new tie from the president’s personal tailor was a birthday gift to a waxwork Obama in Hollywood.

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