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Obama hits Chicago Wednesday to celebrate birthday at home


WASHINGTON--President Obama is flying back to Chicago on Wednesday to celebrate his 49th birthday at home. Obama had been previously scheduled to arrive in Chicago on Thursday, for three fund-raisers and to tour the Ford plant on the South Side.

A White House official said on Friday the schedule was revised and Obama will depart Washington for Chicago on Wednesday afternoon. He returns to Washington on Thursday evening. First Lady Michelle Obama will not be coming home with the president. She will be departing sometime next week for Spain, traveling with daughter Sasha, 9. Malia, 12, is at overnight camp.

On Thursday, Obama visits the Ford operation to tout the recovery of the auto industry in the U.S. The White House said the Chicago plant is being highlighted because "of plans to add 1,200 new jobs thanks in part to Department of Energy loan guarantees to invest in clean energy upgrades."

Later on Thursday, Obama headlines fund-raisers for Senate Democratic candidate Alexi Giannoulias and the Democratic National Committee, expected to haul in more than $2 million dollars all told.

Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama was last in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend.


Happy Birthday Mr President!!!


Funny how he would "tout" the recovery using the one company that REFUSED government money. How's GM and Chrysler doing since they were gifted to the unions? Hahaha hope Obama gets associated with Giannoulias a lot, Giannoulias wins, and then ends up in prison in two-three years.

Great. Remind me to leave town that week. Couldn't give a f*** about that bastard.

Happy Birthday! Mr.President Have a Blessed Day.

FORD NEVER TOOK A LOAN. Ford's told Obama thanks, but NO thanks. Now FORD is doing better than either GM or Chyrsler (the two than took taxpayer money). Why does Obama think he can take credit for FORD success?

This is for the clunk heads who think Ford Motor Company is great.

It was not like William C. Ford Jr., the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company didn't have governmental funding lined up if needed. The organization was able to re-engineer its policy and pull threw the horrible auto industry financial crisis.

What car do you clunk heads drive? A Ford or a foreign made car?

But remember this is the same company that brought us the Pinto. Do you guys remember it was called the "Rolling Death Trap on Four Wheels" once upon a time?

Do not hold Ford Motors up as a symbol of Americana, especially when majority of vehicles are built in other countries or the parts are anyway.


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