“The world is a much more dangerous place that Barack Obama has ever realized before,” a CIA analyst told Peace and Freedom. “The the challenges are daunting and the president elect will have a new realization staring today.”
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
CHICAGO – will begin receiving highly classified briefings from top intelligence officials Thursday, as the rush of his campaign gives way to intensive preparations to take over as commander in chief and build a Democratic administration. The briefings typically last 45 minutes to an hour, but Obama’s initial one is expected to be longer.
A U.S. intelligence official speaking on condition of anonymity said Joe Biden, the vice president-elect, also will begin receiving briefings this week.
Obama began his first full day as president-elect with the simple pleasure of having breakfast with his daughters, the type of everyday activity with his family that he often said during the nearly two-year campaign was his greatest sacrifice.
Later in the morning, Obama left the house alone, clad in workout clothes, a ball cap and sunglasses and carrying a newspaper on his lap. He ducked into a friend’s apartment building where he usually uses the gym while in. About a dozen onlookers expecting his arrival had gathered with cameras and cell phones to get a glimpse of him.
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