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* Mitt Romney lost the Alabama and Mississippi primaries. The toughest thing he ever had to do was face his family afterward knowing they'd eaten cheesy grits for nothing.
* There are 166 days left in the GOP presidential campaign. That's enough time for four different front-runners, 15 Santorum upsets, 35 Romney gaffes and 100 Gingrich refusals to drop out of the race.
* Tuesday night, President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron attended the Western Kentucky-Mississippi Valley State NCAA Tournament game. A little different: At halftime, anyone who made a half-court shot won the opportunity to make a large contribution to the Obama campaign.
* President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron attended an opening-round NCAA Tournament game. To give you an idea how popular the tournament is, they had standby tickets.
* Obama and Cameron flew to the basketball game on Air Force One. Normally, the only time that happens is when Kentucky is trying to impress a recruit.
* Obama was interviewed in the stands at halftime. Not to be outdone, Vice President Joe Biden will be a guest official in the opening round of the CBI.
* At a paranormal conference at UNO, a UNO professor said that alien civilizations "are here now, observing." I'm guessing the aliens observed the UNO parking scheme and reported back to their superiors that there is no intelligent life on Earth.
* Imagine if an alien civilization is in Omaha, observing? The aliens will come away thinking Earth is full of never repaired potholes and uniformed leaders called police chiefs who lead for several months and walk away with a pot of gold.
* Tuesday was "Ride the Bus to Work Day" in Omaha. That meant that Wednesday is "Figure Out Where the Heck You Are Day."
* Many U.S. employers allow employees to watch March Madness because it's a great way to energize workers. If the only way your employees become energized is by watching the Mississippi Valley State-Western Kentucky game, you may have a problem.
* Bob Kerrey is seeking to join former senators who got elected again, Dan Coats, 68, and Frank Lautenberg, 88. This is basically the political version of the movie "Wild Hogs."
* After winning the Mississippi and Alabama primaries, through force of habit, Rick Santorum started to spin. He said, "This feels like a win - wait, it was a win."
* The polls were way off in Mississippi and Alabama. Not only did Santorum win both states, but thanks to write-in votes, "grits" finished second.
* Mitt Romney did win the American Samoa caucus, which was held in a bar. That's kind of a hollow victory: Conservatives need a stiff drink to vote for Romney.
* More bad news for Romney: In an upcoming primary, the NCAA selection committee just made him a six seed.
* When it comes to the delegate count, Romney and Santorum are accusing each other of poor math skills. If that's what it takes, I guess it's true: Any schoolkid can grow up to be president.
* House Speaker John Boehner said that some of the dumbest people in America serve in Congress. Say what you want about Boehner, but his judgment skills are superb.
* This is exciting: Archeologists have discovered ancient artifacts going all the way back to the beginning of the Republican race for president.
* Romney won the Northern Mariana Islands, which sounds like some place the selection committee would send Creighton.
* Obama has participated in 191 fundraisers since becoming president, raising a record amount of cash. Unsurprisingly, this is the only wealth Obama isn't interested in redistributing.
* Campaigning in Springfield, Mo., Rick Santorum criticized Obama's stances on energy, health care, Iran and the deficit. That pretty much leaves the White House Easter egg roll.
* The U.S. Congress is mulling proposed economic sanctions on Iran. I think the best sanction would be to send them the U.S. Congress.
* A flu strain has been found in bats, and there's concern of the virus spreading from bats to humans. If you're bitten by a bat, catching the flu is the least of your concerns.
* People are being warned to avoid sick bats. Do we really need a warning to know to avoid sick bats?
* An Iowa man allegedly asked someone to shoot him so he could win back his estranged wife. Evidently he never heard of a florist.
* Tom Osborne may try to lure Dana Altman away from Oregon for $1.5 million per year. Nike founder and Oregon booster Phil Knight is expected to counter by offering Altman the city of Eugene.
* An Auburn point guard is allegedly involved in a point-shaving scandal. I'm proud to say that would never happen to the Nebraska men's program in a million years. When our team misses easy baskets at the end of games, we know it's just poor shooting.
* Western Kentucky, 16-18, won its league tournament to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. After hearing this, NU basketball officials immediately petitioned to withdraw from the Big Ten and join the Sun Belt Conference.
* Randy Moss signed a one-year contract with the 49ers. A possible red flag: After signing, Moss promised to give the team 75 percent effort.