WASHINGTON--The White House press area is not far from the White House kitchen---and the outdoor space where chefs set up the barbeque grills. I was working at one of the basement press desks when the fumes of a delicious barbeque wafted through--chicken and hamburgers. The White House kitchen, turns out, is staffing the grills right now--five of them--perhaps cooking for President Obama's 50th birthday bash tonight in the Rose Garden.
ABC's Ann Compton(@AnnCompton) is reporting that the the Rose Garden has about 20 round tables set up--and audio speakers are in place. Some 200 are expected.