WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will spend a busy 49th birthday in Washington.
After meeting with senior advisers Wednesday morning, Obama will speak to labor leaders at the AFL-CIO executive council meeting about his administration's efforts to rebuild the economy and create jobs.
In the afternoon, Obama will present the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal to 13 winners from across the country at a White House ceremony. The medal is among the highest honors a president can bestow, standing as a token of gratitude to those who represent what is best about the nation.
Wednesday evening, Obama will travel to Chicago, where he'll spend the night at his house in the city's Kenwood neighborhood.