Pelosi presents Obama with dark chocolate birthday cake

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The California Democrat is jumping the gun by a few days — the president's birthday is not until Sunday. The president will turn 52.

The gesture dovetails with an effort by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — which fundraises on behalf of Democratic House candidates — to gather signatures for a happy birthday card for the president. Last week, the campaign committee launched a website where supporters could enter their email addresses and zip codes to send their birthday wishes — and presumably be enrolled on the committee's email list serve. 

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) tweeted a picture of the cake presentation:



The coverage of the cake presentation also earned a sarcastic retort from a staffer for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).