My colleague and I have the same boss. My colleague gets inside information from my boss before the information gets to me (which is relevant to my projects and some additional information which is not relevant to my projects directly but is relevant to our unit/organization etc.) and he is sort of boastful about this. He shares with me some of the info but I am sure he will suppress info which will impact him/his projects. (for e.g. he might try to grab any resources available in my unit for his projects whom I am also trying to get into my project etc.)
My boss and my colleague went to same colleges in their earlier life and have worked together in a long, tough project earlier. This colleague hence has more rapport with my boss.
What irks me is the boastful nature of this colleague who almost mocks me that I will not get any inside information before he gets it.
How do I deal with this situation?