August 4th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
13 years ago

This day in Ticker history: President Obama brings journalist birthday cupcakes

Editor's Note: The following story appeared on the CNN Political Ticker on August 4, 2009.

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Obama and Thomas both celebrated birthdays Tuesday."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama celebrated his 48th birthday Tuesday by... meeting with the Senate Democratic Caucus. But he also marked the occasion by accepting a happy birthday call from Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. And he stopped by the briefing room to greet veteran White House scribe Helen Thomas, also celebrating a birthday today (her 89th.) Thomas began reporting from the White House in 1960 - the year before Obama was born.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Happy Birthday to our President! May God give you long life and good health. Thank you for all you've done.

    August 4, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. DENNA

    Happy 49th Birthday, Mr. President. Enjoy your visit home to Chicago and relax. You need it.

    August 4, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  3. Can't we all just get along?

    I love having a president who has class. 🙂

    August 4, 2010 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  4. WV Sam

    Happy Birthday Mr President

    August 4, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  5. T'SAH from Virginia

    WOW – is it because TODAY – one year ago – it was President Obama's birthday??????

    August 4, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I miss Helen Thomas in the White House briefings.

    August 4, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  7. Kimberly in Houston, Texas

    Happy Birthday Mr. President!

    August 4, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Gee CNN, I guess this is as close as you'll get to pointing out that today's the President's birthday.

    Unless, of course, something "untoward" should happen. The it would be worth the ink, right?

    August 4, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |