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Obama birthday gift to Biden: Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, hats; Garretts popcorn. Rahm on The Hill.

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WASHINGTON--Happy Birthday to Vice President-elect Joe Biden, 66 today.

Meeting with President-elect Barack Obama in Chicago yesterday, Obama at lunch "surprised him yesterday with cupcakes" and "led the staff in singing him happy birthday." according to a guidance memo issued by the transition.

Gifts: a Chicago White Sox hat, a Chicago Bears hat and a bucket of Garrett's popcorn. Real Chicagoans know from Garrett's.

Biden spends today in Delaware and has no public
events scheduled. Obama will hold private meetings in Chicago,
no public events are scheduled.

APB: Incoming Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who has yet to resign his House seat, will meet with House and Senate GOP leaders to give them the message the White House "will be open be open at all times for them."

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You know, the fluff stuff is nice, but can we please leave it for maybe the weekends only?
Please.
Report on real stuff.
We're still TORTURING PEOPLE at Gitmo.
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20081201/gitmo_video

And stop encouraging the Obamas to put their children in harm's way. Yesterday there was a video showing the girls walking around the vehicle to get in and the little one was looking for the camera.
The girls should get into the nearest door.
What if the media didn't focus on them--wouldn't they be safer?
And wouldn't be a better educated, more democratic lot?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE NEW VP OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA!
THE PRIDE OF SCRANTON,PA, THE PRIDE OF THE STATE
OF DELAWARE, NO TAXES IN THIS GREAT STATE!
HAVE A GREAT DAY JOE BIDEN!
SAY HELLO TO MAMA BIDEN, A GREAT LADY!

Mmmm.... Garrett's Popcorn....

I would kill for a mix right now. I live in Texas, and you can't get it here.

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