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Barack Obama To Celebrate 50th Birthday In Chicago With Oprah Winfrey?

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First Posted: 07/13/11 03:47 PM ET Updated: 09/12/11 06:12 AM ET

Chicago, get ready. The President is returning to his Windy City roots on August 4th to celebrate his 50th birthday. No official word yet if Oprah will be returning home too to celebrate the President's birthday in the city where it all began; however, one friend of the talk show queen tells me, "President Obama and Chicago are two of her favorite things. I'm sure she will want to be there."

So should we expect an elegant fete or will Obama be getting jiggy as he turns half of a century old -- we know Michelle isn't one to shy away from a dance party. But not everything is party favors and pinatas when it comes to Obama's celebration. In an e-mail to the President's volunteers, they were asked to get 50 new people to join Obama's campaign in honor of his 50th birthday.

"The best gift any of us can give him is real organizing to bring more people into this campaign. So here's a challenge: Do you think you can bring 50 new people into this campaign for President Obama's 50th birthday?"

The email warns the deadline to reach your goal of 50 new supporters is July 28th, just a few days before the President's birthday: "So let's get moving -- there are 50 people out there who need to hear from you." Oprah, are you listening?

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