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Obamas Plan Two Parties: Malia Turns 12 on July 4

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The Obama family returns to Washington from Camp David on Saturday night -- and will spend the Fourth of July, which is also daughter Malia's 12th birthday -- at the White House. On Sunday, the First Family will host administration officials, "military heroes," their families and others on the South Lawn of the White House with a barbeque, concert and a great view of the fireworks on the National Mall. President Obama will make remarks.
(Younger daughter Sasha, celebrated her 9th birthday on June 10, heading off a few days later with her sister, mom and grandmother, Marian Robinson for a Los Angeles visit.)
President Obama and his familyThis year's family celebration is similar to the way the Obamas spent the Fourth in 2009. The president traveled to Camp David to meet up with his family, and then returned from the Maryland presidential retreat for a barbecue on the South Lawn. But last year, the First Family left for Moscow right after the July 4th festivities.

On July 4, 2008, the Obama family was on the campaign trail in Montana, pointing toward the November presidential election. The previous year on Independence Day, the Obamas were campaigning in Iowa, traveling around the state in an RV, making a series of stops and capping it off with an Iowa Cubs Triple A baseball game in Des Moines.
At the first stop that day in 2007, Mrs. Obama introduced then senator and candidate Obama at Smokey Row coffeehouse in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The candidate praised Michelle as being "too smart" to want to run for president. "She just wants to tell the president what to do," he said.

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Happy Birthday Malia (: July 4 is my birthday too. Enjoy your birthday!

July 04 2010 at 2:33 AM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply


July 03 2010 at 10:40 PM Report abuse -11 rate up rate down Reply
Victorious Verna

A proud America celebrates another birthday... and "Many, many Happy Returns to Malia. Congratulations!!

July 03 2010 at 10:19 PM Report abuse -9 rate up rate down Reply

Happy Birthday, Malia!!!

How awesome it must be to celebrate with fireworks every year!!

Happy Birthday, America!!

Two beautiful "young" ladies celebrating on the same day....nothing better!

July 03 2010 at 9:55 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

Happy Birthday Malia and Belated Happy Birthday Sasha!! This is your day Malia so ignore the rude posts on this site that aim to "rain on your parade" because the poster dislikes your Dad's politics. Shame on them for their uncouthness. What do they know anyway, huh? Have a Happy USA Birthday too! ;)

July 03 2010 at 9:34 PM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply

I just love the Obama family! Happy birthday to the girls.

July 03 2010 at 9:30 PM Report abuse -13 rate up rate down Reply

Happy Birthday! How cool is that you share a birthday with the USA. May you take inspiration from your amazing parents and grandmother. Trust me, it will be harder to remember this as you reach your teens but their committment to hard work and social justice is your gretaest legacy.

July 03 2010 at 9:15 PM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply

I am happy for all of America, and the Obama family.

When have the American people been able to celebrate a family birthday for our President on July 4th??

This is a wonderful patriotic opportunity for all Americans to unite behind on person, forgetting about the Dem. / Rep. labels.

May Malia have a wonderfully HAPPY BIRTHDAY and celebrate with the whole of America.

July 4, 2010 - Happy Birthday Malia !~!~!

July 03 2010 at 8:32 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply


Oh and you too Malia.
May you learn what makes America Great ---

July 03 2010 at 8:27 PM Report abuse +18 rate up rate down Reply

Happy Birthday, Malia! You're really growing up!

July 03 2010 at 8:03 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply

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