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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* The 144th Street widening in Omaha has been completed. Old-timers may recall that the work originally began to allow more room for the horse and buggies that traveled our streets at the time.
* On Thursday, a mountain lion was spotted in Bennington. Thursday night, the streets of Bennington were deserted. It's unclear if this was due to the mountain lion sighting or just because it's Bennington.
* There's a new addition to the endangered species list: a Democrat holding an elected federal office from Nebraska.
* For the first time in decades, every U.S. Representative, senator and senator-elect from Nebraska is Republican. They were all photographed by The World-Herald outside Memorial Stadium. It had special meaning for Lee Terry because when he was first elected, the Huskers were known as the Bugeaters.
* When Nebraska federal officeholders get together, it's sort of like the Republican National Convention, only with more Republicans.
* An Arizona Democrat named Kyrsten Sinema is now the lone atheist serving in Congress. Although God denies any association with 80 percent of the rest.
* On the news, the official customized Mitt Romney campaign plane was shown being dismantled. It was so sad when workers removed the beluga nook.
* President Obama spent Wednesday with a small group of his closest loved ones and those most responsible for his victory. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said it was a moving experience.
* Christie said he called President Obama to congratulate him on his win and that he emailed Mitt Romney to offer condolences. At this rate, by a week from next Thursday, Christie should have his own show on CNN.
* According to reports, after the election, President Obama, Ann Romney and Paul Ryan's wife, Janna, all teared up in public. It had nothing to do with winning or losing. No, they just received the gas bills for all those bus tours.
* The voters have spoken, and we've made our preference clear: We like Bruce Springsteen better than Kid Rock.
* Next week, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is going to appear at an Iowa birthday bash for Gov. Terry Branstad. We need a new rule here: You can't begin campaigning for the next presidential election until your state is done counting ballots for the current election.
* Colorado and Washington state just became the first states to vote to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In a related story, outside Seattle, Microsoft is getting out of the computer business and will start making Cheetos and Twinkies – that's where the real money is.
* Washington state voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. If Seattle still had an NBA franchise, we could use the revenue to pay off the national debt.
* On Election Day, there were long lines in Ohio and Florida. I'd criticize this if I didn't live in a city where folks camp outside for six days to try to win free chicken.