Happy Birthday, Malia!
July 4th, 2011
01:10 PM ET

Happy Birthday, Malia!

Not only is it the United States of America's 235th birthday, it's also First Daughter Malia's 13th birthday. There's officially a teenager in the White House once again. She's just three years away from getting her driver's license! Happy Birthday, Malia from your friends at the 1600 Report! We hear there's quite a celebration at your house tonight!

Topics: Malia Obama • The Family

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  1. maikl

    Many people won't celebrate,because their parents don't have job. Malia DOB party will probably pay by taxpayer.

    July 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
    • jackp_78

      It may be tax payer funded but that's just one of the perks of having the President as your father.

      July 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm |
      • Dr. Marvin Avila

        Happy Birthday Malia. Enjoy your special day. Block NEGATIVE and TOXIC chatter from gloomy people. JUST ENJOY AND CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY. MAY OUR LORD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY.

        July 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
    • Jacquie

      Many people won't celebrate,because their parents don't have job. Malia DOB party will probably pay by taxpayer

      ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
    • Howard

      Typical idiot chatter–trying to politicize a kid's birthday! She has done nothing but be an exceptional daughter to a very decent father!!!

      July 4, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
    • XWngLady


      July 5, 2011 at 10:57 am |
    • John

      Most parents would put their daughters birthday ahead of allmost everything. I can see critizing BO for playing gold 13 weeks in a row. I can't see critizing him him for having a birthday party for his daughter(s).

      July 5, 2011 at 11:14 am |
      • John

        golf not gold...

        July 5, 2011 at 11:15 am |
      • jean2009

        I can't see criticizing for either...the president is still the president and able to take care of business even when he is on a golf course.

        Besides when did I hear you complaining about John Boehner leaving the business of the House to play golf with the President....goose/gander? Don't hand me that they both should be in their office; a lot of businessmen accomplish work on a golf course.

        How neat is that, having a birthday on the 4th of July? I hope her birthday was happy.

        July 5, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
      • John

        Jean – if he were taking care of business you may have a point – you Dems can't even point to how great the stimulas was anymore because of the report the WH came out with – $200,000+ per job? Good deal. BTW, why didn't you mention Bush when referring to golf? Was it because even he realized how bad it looked so he stopped playing while he was president? Maybe alot of business gets done on the golf course, but 1. obviously nothing got done between "O" and Boehner and 2. most of the time "O" plays with friends, not "business associates".
        Stop following these people blindly. Open your eyes and wake up to the fact that these people on both sides of the aisle, work for you. Doesn't it say anything that both sides have already agreed on 1 trillion in cuts? Doesn't that tell you they have been just wasteing our money given they can cut ONE TRILLION?

        July 6, 2011 at 6:51 am |
    • jean2009

      You do know they are paying $12 per hour to pick blackberries in Wray, Georgia The criteria is that you are in this country legally.

      And no, if it is not a State Dinner or official business the family pays for their own meals.

      July 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
    • dinak

      Malia, I'm sorry that your mom and dad are Chicago thugs.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
    • coachmaurice

      Her parents are millionaires, before they moved in the "White House"! Don't think they will have to use tax payers money. some people don't think before they comment. Haters!

      October 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
      • Dorothy

        According to Parade, Obama's salary as a Senator was about $45,000 a year. How did he become a millionaire before he entered the White House on that salary?

        April 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  2. sali simson

    happy birthday Malia

    July 4, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
  3. Howard

    Happy 4th of July ... and heart felt thanks to all the soldiers, past, present and future, who have sacrificed so much, in our behalf !!!


    "Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained. "Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't compute.." "I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country, "Obama continued "I wasn't asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation's deficit.. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans."

    July 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
    • Javs

      He never said that! check your facts before you post fake quotes! if you dont believe me check

      July 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
    • Howard S

      This is an absolute unmitigated lie and you sir are a FIRST CLASS LIER!!!!! It is a vicious smear attack invented by the Right Wing Wackos so they could just troll it around and see if a few uninformed nitwits would bite!! It's worse than fiction–it is slander and criminal charges should be brought against the people responsible! You are the lowest form of swamp scum!!!

      July 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm |
    • Howard S

      This guy has been trying to peddle this very lame and totally untrue fabrication all over the blogs!!!

      July 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm |
    • XWngLady

      This is a *%$#@* lie!....Even if Pres. Obama really thought this (which I"m sure he didn't), he certainly isn't dumb enough to say it out loud.

      July 5, 2011 at 11:01 am |
    • WEEZIE

      If you plan on making an A$$ of yourself, writing lies and false truths, like Michele Bachman, you should at least try to make sure most of ithe info is correct. Some people should just say nothing if they can't for once say something good!HAPPY (bELATED) BIRTHDAY, MALIA!

      July 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
      • dinak

        Where are all of your "happy belated birthday" pronoucements for GW Bush's girls? You hypocrite.

        July 8, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • sara

      Lies doesn't WORK for us anymore. Find a new "trick"....idiot.

      July 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
    • jean2009

      @Howard you wouldn't know truth if it hit you in the face. Check this out at snopes com.

      This is taken from a satirical piece written by ultra conservative John Semmens published on March 21, 2009 and was false from the start.

      Secondly, you knew very well when you posted this quote again...that it isn't true since I have called you for previously posting this falsehood.

      You do know that repeatedly posting lies make you a liar?

      July 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
    • Linda

      what a liar you are – you must be a Tea party supporter – they no nothing of the truth which is such a shame for our great nation. what are we becoming? Who are you?

      July 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
    • Dawn

      Obama never said that!

      July 5, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    OMG! maikl; will you please stop being so hateful, evil, and jealous? You and no other taxpayer is paying for Malias' birthday celebration OK? I tell you the truth, in all of my voting life and I'm 63 years old, I have never seen or heard so much begrudgefullness, hate, and envy by AMERICANS towards a PRESIDENT and A FIRST FAMILY in the WHITEHOUSE! For your information, the OBAMAS have to pay for their own personal family celebrations! They even pay for the foods they eat everyday! Laura Bush told us that!!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    There have been many children of Presidents who lived in the WHITEHOUSE, and I'm sure they had birthday parties, sleepovers, and friends in to visit just like any other taxpayers children. When they come to your house you are responsible for the entertainment. When they come to the Whitehouse, which is the temporary residence only of the FIRST FAMILY, the FIRST FAMILY is responsible for the entertainment! Do you think we paid for Tricia Nixons' wedding in the Whitehouse? Nobody even asked was it taxpayer!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm |
    • sara

      Only the Black guy. Does these idiots think that black people are different from any other "people"? I'm quite sure there has been 12 other B-day parties for Malia.

      July 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Happy Birthday, Malia! I do wish you many, many more! You are a beautiful, sensible young lady and I pray you continue to be that person. Hold on to the good example set forth by your mother and father, and I know you will be! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY SWEETHEART!

    July 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • WEEZIE


      July 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
      • sara

        show respect. You can't give What you don't have for yourself.. You know what someone stands for the minute they open their mouths.

        July 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
      • maikl

        you never give respect to Bush, but Obama is "god". He is naive,with no experience small communist agitator . Where is his change? Nobody even talk about it anymore.

        July 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
  7. yasmine

    Liz Carter in Georgia.... thank you for being positive.

    Happy Birthday Malia!

    July 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
  8. cynthia

    Picky Picky Picky -- why do people only question the Obama expenditures – Obamas even paid for renovations they wanted to the private White House residence. ...that wasnt report much....they are damned if they do damned if they dont -is it racism raising its ugly head - seems like it ever since Obama was elected.... HappyBirthday Malia -we have become a .sad sad America...

    July 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  9. D Sylester V

    Happy birthday Malia: I continue to make intersession for your entire family on a regular basis.
    You are blessed.

    July 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  10. EJ in Metro Houston

    first of all Happy Birthday Malia
    and secondly I really have to chuckle when I hear and see folks complain about such things claiming it's on a taxpayer's dime. They tend to forget that the POTUS does have a salary ($400 grand a year I think) and he and his wife had money before he was elected and I am sure they paid for her party themselves. But somehow you can't convience those who don't want to believe it anyway.

    July 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
  11. GOP = Greed Over People

    Have a great 13th Birthday Malia!

    July 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm |
    • Jackson

      Your name GOP = Greed Over People. Classic! The best way to descibe what they really trully stand for, Period!

      July 5, 2011 at 12:26 am |
  12. Jay in NC

    Barry and The First Date are always pushing their family on us. When ever his poll numbers are down bring out the family.

    July 5, 2011 at 6:59 am |
    • Eve

      Good lord... must people even attack and HATE the first children??? What is wrong with you 'Jay in NC'?!?!?! Malia is just your average 13 yr. old girl who wanted to celebrate a milestone birthday with some friends, get over it, it's NORMAL and natural... are you incensed that there will be more black people at the White House??? Sure sounds like it! And that is the problem with you idiots... just can't get over the FACT that there is "a black man in the 'white' house', for shame!

      July 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
    • Linda

      Its here birthday, nimrod. For gosh shakes, stop hating for one second. Don't your children have birthdays?

      July 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
    • jean2009

      What a piece of work you must be.

      July 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
  13. Mrober

    Happy Birthday Malia and I wish you many more. Thank you Liz Carter for your very kind words. We need more people like you spreading kindness and joy!

    July 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
  14. cindy

    I hope you had a WONDERFUL 13th Birthday!!! you share a birthday with a woman who meant alot to me. I only mention this as she was a truly wonderful Lady-you will be too!!!

    July 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  15. sara

    Happy Birthday Malia. You have grown in front of our eyes. You are beautiful, tall and gracious. Your parents have afforded you the opportunity to live within different races of people. You will forever be above the Haters in this country. Keep reading your History books.

    July 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  16. Roni

    I wish the Presidents daughter happy birthday and hope she had a fantastic time. This should be the least of our concerns.
    One thing I noticed tho is from the president who was going to be the most inclusive president ever; some how that doesn't include his family if the group birthday photo provided by CNN Images.

    July 5, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
  17. Roni

    Sorry but I didn't complete my sentence
    “if the group birthday photo provided by CNN Images” is an accurate representation of the attendees.

    July 5, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  18. Angy

    I don't care what President Obama does or says. The hater will always have something to say. But where were these big mouth know nothings when bush and company were destroying this country. Oh that's right they were saving their voice to put all the blame on President OBAMA. Most of the things they accuse him of saying or doing are FALSE, but they don't care. If it makes them feel better, go for it YOU LOUD MOUTH LYING LOSERS.

    July 5, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  19. Angy


    July 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm |
  20. Dawn

    Obama does not push his family on us! His children are rarely seen!

    July 5, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  21. s kel

    malki go away ,and i mean from life, tea bag bastard! With that said ,sorry decent people on this blog and the obama family, happy birthday malia.

    July 6, 2011 at 1:58 am |
  22. Ruby M. Fletcher

    Happy Birthday Malia. You are a very graciuos yound lady. The negative comments are from those that are jealous, and I have been told that ignorant is BLISS. So, enjoy your DAY!!!!!!

    July 6, 2011 at 2:03 am |
  23. mom4hope

    Happy Birthday Malia!

    July 6, 2011 at 2:50 am |
  24. Liz Carter in Georgia

    To: Cynthia, Eve, Mrober, Sara, Angy, Linda, Jean, S kiel, Ruby M. Fletcher, Roni, and a few others, I have to agree 100% with you all! Keep up the good work; we need you! PRES OBAMA needs your undying support to stand strong, flat-footed, and solid against the GOP/TEAPARTYERS/HATERS/ANTAGONISTS! Remember now, their one and only mission is to make this black man 'A ONE TERM PRESIDENT'! BTW, where were all of these 'LOYAL AMERICAN PATRIOTS' when BUSH should've been called down after his first 'SELECTION'?!?

    July 6, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
  25. dinak

    This section on the first family is vomit-inducing. CNN never had a feel-good section like this for Laura and the girls. They would never have done anything like this for them. This is the most sickening sycophantic "news" coverage I have ever witnessed.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  26. dinak

    That moron, Obama, didn't even know the ages of his own daughters! If Bush had gotten that wrong, the press would talk about it everyday for a year. Instead, only one or two people point it out, and it's not covered again. Hypocrite media.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  27. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @dinak, you got that right! CNN never did have a feel good section nor a feel bad section for us to complain to when the BUSHS' were in office. I've been wondering why for a long time now, why they've chosen to follow this PRESIDENT and his family to the bathroom! However, since they've chosen to, and certain ones of you just love to complain about the girls' father and mother on here, I guess it's got to be ALL or none! Whenever I've questioned it, folks tell me this blog's ALL about the '1600' Report.

    July 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  28. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Furthermore, I'm sure the BUSHS' didn't want CNN nor any other media outlet reporting on their daughters! They were out in the clubs partying and drinking all the time! Oh yeah, some outlets dropped the info out, but they couldn't nor did they dwell on it! They'd be 'shushed' and told to 'shut up' on the Bush girls! The excuse was 'first children' shouldn't be followed nor targetted by the media! It's funny the excuse changed when it comes to the OBAMA children though, didn't it? ALL OF YOU ARE HYPOCRITES!!

    July 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  29. Liz Carter in Georgia

    About your 'vomit-inducing' remark, YOU and all the rest of your 'VOMITEERS' are vomiting on your own stupidity, supremacy, hate, envy, jealousy, grudgefulness, disdain, selfishness, biggotry, racism, lies, sabotage attempts, scandalous behavior, slanderous attempts, treasonistic antics against this President and his family, PERIOD! You don't want this administration to go down in history as being one of the best this nation has ever had; that's why you all are fighting him like wild heathens on every turn!

    July 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Here is the video Liz, from the man's own mouth. He does not know his own daughters age!

      "And, you know, Malia and Sasha generally finish their homework a day ahead of time. Malia is 13, Sasha is 10."
      Fact Malia was 12.


      July 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
  30. Liz Carter in Georgia

    BTW, Many fathers are off on their childrens ages give or take a year! Your moronic claim that President Obama is a moron, saying he didn't know the ages of his daughters, is what's ridiculous and petty! The child was going on 13 in a few more days! He had the right to use her 13th year in his comments! Lots of AMERICANS use their nearest, especially soon and up-coming birthday ages! What is your problem? You're supporting the 'systems' mission to make OBAMAs' intelligence appear stupid; TO THE STUPID!!

    July 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  31. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jay, I was 62 until this year! However, after 2011 came in, I started claiming my age as 63, even before my recent birthday. The media is the origin of the claim that Obama didn't know his childrens ages. He may have casually played along with the slight, but you know good and well the man knows how old his girls are. When he spoke to the media that day, he was just pronouncing their upcoming birthday ages 11 instead of 10, and 13 instead 12. He had a right to! You people are so petty and pitiful!

    July 10, 2011 at 12:12 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Again Liz, you spin the truth. I posted the video, I even posted his exact statement, yet you changed the words to fit your wishes. Again, he did not say that Sasha is 11 he correctly said she was 10. It was Malia that he was wrong about. The petty and pitiful thing is that you have to continue to lie for him. Do you care to apologize for this? No, you will never admit you or Barry are wrong.

      Also, I have never known a woman that said she was a year older than her real age. Very interesting that you would say that.

      July 10, 2011 at 6:36 am |
  32. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Oh, I don't mind apologizing for that single little mistake. However, I was going by what you said....'He does not know his own daughters age'! I understood it as...'his own daughters ages'. I think your whole dig at him was petty and pathetic. I heard the whole speech OBAMA made to the media, and I thought he said they're 13 and 10. But in case I was wrong, I was explaining why he possibly could've said 11. The main thing about his speech that day was that he was right! Congress acts like a bunch of kids.

    July 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  33. Liz Carter in Georgia

    BTW, that wasn't a 'spin' at all. That was me trying to address a stupid snide again coming from you against the PRESIDENT, when you couldn't find anything else to throw out here at him! You know the man was right. You can't look at the big picture of what he said to us, the CONGRESS or the media. You had to find some little insignificant thing to dwell on. What was the whole message in his speech that day? What about that? Or is everything still his fault? BTW, I'm one woman who can't wait to tell my age!

    July 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm |
  34. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I'm thankful to GOD that HE has allowed me to live so long. My mother is 94! My father was 91 when he passed. Maybe I will be so blessed. I know I hadn't lived this long being stupid; not living down south anyway! However, I do know right and wrong when I see it! And I will call it out. I'm not scared one bit! I didn't come from scared!

    July 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      You say "thankful to God" , watch out jean2009 made fun of Backmann for believing in God.

      July 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
  35. Liz Carter in Georgia

    No! I'm not concerned with anyones opinions nor beliefs on GOD or spirituality, Jay. However, I do believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; and I believe HE was crucified, dead and buried as THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB for our sins. I believe HE rose from HIS grave on the third day to accend back to the FATHER, who I refer to as GOD. To believe or not to believe is up to the person; to accept HIM as your personal SAVIOR is up to you. Me? I'd rather have HIM and not need HIM, than to need HIM and not have HIM.

    July 12, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
  36. Greta

    Happy Birthday to a wonderful young lady. May your special day be filled with love, laughter and LOTS of family and friends!

    July 4, 2012 at 11:11 am |