August 4th, 2011
08:15 AM ET
As the president celebrates his milestone 50th birthday today there is not much on his public schedule. However a White House official tells CNN the president will take some time to celebrate with friends today at a Rose Garden birthday party. The official says the cost of the party will be paid for by the family and not financed with public funds.
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press
BRIEFING SCHEDULE: 12:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney