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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* Papillion has been named the top small town in America by Liveability.com. This kicked off a huge celebration. The bugs in the Papillion-La Vista schools were even dancing on the tables.
* On Sunday, the Tea Party Express bus rolled through Omaha. That explains why four of the top five finishers in the Omaha Marathon were Republican politicians trying to distance themselves from the bus.
* The Obamas just made another appearance on "The View." At this point, it appears the best way for Nebraskans to see President Obama during the campaign is to get tickets to sit in the studio audience.
* According to a new poll, 58 percent of Americans believe that President Obama could beat Mitt Romney in a fistfight. This is when you know political acrimony has reached a new low – the polls deal with who'd win a fistfight.
* The way the campaign is going, I predict we'll find out who can win a fistfight during the first two minutes of the first debate.
* On Tuesday, President Obama addressed the United Nations. He looked out at people from almost every nation in the world. Or, as Mitt Romney calls that: “My personal bankers.”
* Paul Ryan just addressed the AARP convention and Mitt Romney just spoke to “60 Minutes” correspondents. The big difference between the two groups is that the “60 Minutes” commentators are older than AARP members.
* Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus said that it hasn't been the best week for the Romney campaign. That's a little like saying that the Battle of the Little Bighorn could have gone better for Custer.
* President Obama is not doing as well in Wisconsin as last time around. Badgers football coach Bret Bielema said, “You neither?”
* Obama appeared before his largest crowd of the campaign in Milwaukee. Sure, with all the beer he's photographed drinking on the campaign trail, Milwaukee is the only city in the country to benefit economically during the Obama administration.
* Tan Mom said that Mitt Romney's tan is fake. This is a new low for the 2012 presidential campaign: The leading network political analyst is Tan Mom.
* I for one would be happy if Romney's tan is fake. The last thing I want is a president with enough free time to tan.
* On Friday, Ann Romney visited the Papillion-La Vista area. Young people today don't get it. Papillion-La Vista South High School students asked her if she'd ever met Denzel Washington.
* Russian President Vladimir Putin is regularly photographed with wildlife, which has supposedly improved his popularity. After hearing this, Mitt Romney announced plans to ride a zebra onto the stage for all three debates.
* A representative of the American Family Association criticized Mitt Romney for running a “lackluster campaign.” Later, Romney released an official response, which went: “Meh.”
* There was a bizarre ending to the Monday Night Football game between Seattle and Green Bay. It's gotten to the point that when a replacement ref makes the correct call, the contest is stopped for a brief fireworks show and the game ball is then sent to the Hall of Fame.
* After a Hail Mary pass in the end zone at the end of Monday Night Football, one referee signaled touchdown and another signaled interception. What made it worse is when the replacement refs broke the stalemate with rock, paper, scissors.
* ESPN analyst Jon Gruden called it "tragic.” If you're doing some early Christmas shopping for Gruden, you can't go wrong with a dictionary and a newspaper subscription.