Wax figures of Michelle and Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey (Getty Images)
Wax figures of Michelle and Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey (Getty Images)

On Wednesday night, President Obama raised morethan $3.6 million at three birthday-themed Chicago events on the eve of his 50th birthday.

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There was a video teleconference, a musical fundraiser with a round of "Happy Birthday" led by Jennifer Hudson and a private dinner. Hopefully he told people the price of admission could count as his gift. Concert tickets went for $50, while dinner guests shelled out the maximum donation of $35,800 to the Democratic National Committee. Take a look at the Washington Post's photos from the event.

The president didn't make it back to the White House until after midnight, and officially turned a year older while aboard Air Force One. Thursday means two more private events back in D.C. Plans include a party hosted by his staff and a celebration with family and friends at the White House (paid for by the Obamas).

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What did the Obama really want for his birthday (besides those hefty campaign contributions)? From a few extra approval points to a framed birth certificate, check out The Root's ideas.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

In other news: Gunman at Virginia Tech? Campus on Lockdown.

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