The transition team has received 290,000 applications, and that's not including all the calls, e-mails and Facebook exchanges inundating its staffers.
Reporting from Washington -- One member of President-elect Barack Obama's transition team measures meetings by the number of resumes arriving on his BlackBerry. Another says job-seekers have offered him tickets to Redskins football games, which he has turned down. And yet another has given his mother in Chicago "talking points" to deal with people trying to get to him by going through her. [...]