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Tweet I was just informed today, Saturday evening January 10th, 2009, that BART is holding a “community meeting” on Sunday, January 11th, which is tommorrow, from 2 PM to 4 PM at 101 Eighth Street, the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter in Oakland, off Lake Merritt BART. More at Oakland Focus Blog. ...

Tweet More at TheHill.com: “Democrats must be “very, very careful” to avoid overreaching and will not rubber-stamp President-elect Obama’s policies, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday. In an interview with The Hill, Reid said it is essential for Obama and congressional Democrats to work closely with Republicans in the new Congress. He added that 2009 is very different from 1993, the last time Democrats controlled both Congress and the White House. Back then, Reid said, Democrats had controlled the...

Tweet More at SFGate.com: “President-elect Barack Obama says the nation probably faces huge deficits for years to come, but heavy spending is needed now to spur the economy. Obama said Tuesday the deficit appears on track to hit $1 trillion soon. Speaking to reporters after meeting with top economic aides, Obama said: “Potentially we’ve got trillion-dollar deficits for years to come, even with the economic recovery that we are working on.”” ...

Tweet More at MOBODOJO: “I’m periodically amazed at the lengths hackers will go to do something stupid. What they are doing now is hacking MacRumors live blog feed from the MacWorld keynote. The first comment indicated that Steve Jobs had died, which is untrue. ” — Yiah! What’s the deal with hackers wishing that Steve Jobs was dead? This started with the infamous iReport video and has went from there. Maybe the best thing is for Jobs to walk around the floor of MacWorld just so they all leave him alone. Or...

Tweet More at the New York Post: “CONTROVERSIAL conservative Ann Coulter blew a gasket yesterday when the “Today” show abruptly canceled an appearance on the day her new book about the Obamas comes out. The cancellation sparked reports that she had been “banned for life” from NBC and its two cable news networks. Officially, NBC said that Coulter was bumped from the morning show because of “breaking news.” Behind the scenes, “Today” sources said they needed to make time for former...

Tweet More at chicagotribune.com: “WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama has selected Leon Panetta, a former congressman with little experience on intelligence matters, to serve as the next director of the CIA, according to Democratic officials familiar with the decision. The selection puts the prominent Democrat in charge of an agency that has been at the center of a storm of criticism in recent years, ranging from intelligence failures leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks to the aggressive tactics that were embraced...

Tweet “Phishing” is the act of sending a “safe” looking email that asks you to give out sensitive information: your username and password. That practice has found it’s way to Twitter. Here’s what you should do if it happens to you. ...

Tweet More at Chicago Breaking News: “Like many Americans, Barack Obama spent today getting things organized so he could head back to work after an extended holiday vacation. But the president-elect’s departure from Chicago’s Midway Airport for a flight to Andrews Air Force Base brought with it some emotion, as he left behind an empty home and the city most associated with his historic political rise. “I gotta say I choked up a little bit leaving my house today,” he told reporters aboard a military aircraft...

Tweet More at Las Vegas Sun: “WASHINGTON — Tune in Sunday morning when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is scheduled to be a guest on “Meet the Press” as the 111th Congress is about to begin. Reid is expected to discuss the economic stimulus package Congress hopes to have passed and waiting for President-elect Barack Obama shortly after he’s sworn in Jan. 20, his own re-election campaign as well as the escalating drama over Obama’s successor in the Senate.” ...

Tweet It seems the Multinational Monitor has a habit of writing incorrect and critical news about American Corporations that support it. Support it? With a budget of over $1 million, it doesn’t come from people on the street. But it takes that money from corporations and uses it to incorrectly shame them. This is certainly true with Chevron, the company the “non-profit” organization publication owned by Essential Information, a firm founded by Ralph Nader, who’s not involved with it as of this writing....

Tweet More from ajc.com: “ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has given birth to a son, a magazine reported Monday. Bristol Palin, 18, gave birth to Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston on Sunday, People magazine reported online. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Colleen Jones, the sister of Bristol’s grandmother, told the magazine that “the baby is fine and Bristol is doing well.” — But everyone wants to know if the Baby has even a hint that the father may be black!? I talked...

Tweet More at the New York Post: “The film was “The Last Seduction,” but those who know Linda Fiorentino say the character that made her famous isn’t far from the actress’ own life. And in the real-life story, the “she done him wrong” role is played by her FBI-agent boyfriend, Mark Rossini. The former G-man, 47, turned in his badge several weeks ago for accessing agency files on the case of private investigator Anthony Pellicano without authorization and pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor...

Tweet More at FOXNews.com Transition Tracker: “CHICAGO — The Illinois House committee investigating a possible impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich won’t subpoena two incoming White House advisers, the committee chairwoman said Saturday, shutting down a request from the governor’s attorney. In a letter received by the committee Friday, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald asked the special investigative committee specifically to not subpoena President-elect Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, incoming chief of...

Tweet More at TheHill.com: “RNC candidate Chip Saltsman’s Christmas greeting to committee members includes a music CD with lyrics from a song called “Barack the Magic Negro,” first played on Rush Limbaugh’s popular radio show. Saltsman, a personal friend of conservative satirist Paul Shanklin, sent a 41-track CD along with a note to national committee members. ” — And the Republicans wonder why they lost the election? ...

Tweet More at SFGate.com : “In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama’s inner circle, a lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama’s incoming chief of staff.” — Blago knows where the bodies are buried, but not with Obama’s people. Things will get interesting when — and if — Blago turns to the Illinois legislature in the other issues...

Tweet More at SFGate.com: “(12-25) 16:30 PST New York (AP) — At this time last year, Caroline Kennedy was promoting “A Family Christmas,” her collection of essays that featured the memory of her father letting her use the White House switchboard to call Santa. This year, after warily stepping into the political free-for-all for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s job, Kennedy’s activities during the holiday season included fending off requests to disclose financial information. The calls for Kennedy...

Tweet More at SF Gate.com: “Israeli warplanes retaliating for rocket fire from the Gaza Strip pounded dozens of security compounds across the Hamas-ruled territory in unprecedented waves of airstrikes Saturday, killing more than 200 people and wounding nearly 400 in the single bloodiest day of fighting in years.” ...

Tweet More at Antiwar Newswire: “Pakistan began moving thousands of troops away from the Afghan border toward India on Friday amid tensions following the Mumbai attacks, intelligence officials said. The move represents a sharp escalation in the standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbors and will hurt Pakistan’s U.S.-backed campaign against al-Qaida and Taliban taking place near Afghanistan’s border. Two intelligence officials said the army’s 14th Division was being redeployed to Kasur and Sialkot, close...

Tweet More at the guardian.co.uk: “Russia is to increase sharply its production of strategic nuclear missiles, throwing down the gauntlet to the US president-elect, Barack Obama, who would have to deal with the Kremlin’s response to US missile defence plans in Europe. A senior government official in Moscow said the Russian military would commission 70 strategic missiles over the next three years. It was unclear whether sea-launched ballistic missiles were included in this figure, but military experts said it could represent...

Tweet More at Huff Post: “WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes fell in November to the slowest pace in nearly 18 years, while new home prices dropped by the biggest amount in eight months. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that new home sales fell 2.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual sales pace of 407,000 units. That was a weaker performance than economists had expected and was the slowest sales pace since January 1991. The median price of a new home sold in November was $220,400, a drop of 11.5 percent from the...