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Obama's national security officials, on night watch

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Laura Blumenfeld:

Dead of night, undisclosed location
Headlights approach on an empty road. A government agent steps out of an armored SUV, carrying a locked, black satchel.
"Here's the bag," the agent says, to the intelligence official. "Here's the key."
The key turns, and out slides a brown leather binder, gold-stamped "TOP SECRET." The President's Daily Brief, perhaps the most secret book on earth.
The PDB hand-off happens in the dead of every night, the time and location withheld, although witnessed. The book distills the nation's greatest threats, intelligence trends and concerns, and is written by a team at CIA headquarters.
"This is the one for the president," the intelligence official says, moving inside a secure building, opening the binder.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | July 2, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
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booo hooo. What about Obama? Bush was up and running the office at 0600 everyday. No news stories on that. No fluff pieces from the post or times on how hard he was working. No wonder the newspapers are losing readers and subscriptions in droves. Pathteic attempt to save this Admin credibility. No sympathy here. Do your jobs!

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