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Brad's morning edition.
* Fans who attended the Bruce Springsteen concert in Omaha Thursday night were thrilled. Well, as thrilled as can be expected considering they paid $100 for something that undecided voters in Iowa got to see for free.
* The Springsteen concert got underway at 8 p.m. Thursday night. Which means things should be peaking about 4 p.m. on Friday.
* The Springsteen concert lasted so long that during the show OPPD implemented two more rate hikes.
* Bruce Springsteen performed at the CenturyLink Thursday night. First, Bruce checked to make sure that President Obama no longer needed him.
* I have been to three Springsteen shows, and sometimes fans don't always listen to the lyrics. It's the only concert where you see people dancing in the aisles to songs about unemployment, poverty, robbery and death row.
* Thursday night Vice President Joe Biden made his acting debut on the NBC show “Parks and Recreation.” You think that's bad, over on ABC Gen. David Petraeus was debuting as the new “Bachelor.”
* Biden appeared on “Parks And Recreation.” Critics who scoff that Biden has better things to do are obviously unfamiliar with the office of vice president.
* Scientists have discovered a rogue planet 100 million light years from Earth. To put it in perspective, that's the same distance the Democrats and Republicans are away from each other on the fiscal cliff.
* Republican leaders John Boehner and Mitt McConnell are at the White House for early fiscal cliff talks. I wouldn't say it doesn't appear to be going well, but McConnell just came flying through a window in the Blue Room.
* Nancy Pelosi is refusing to step down as House Minority Leader. However, she's planning to assuage critics calling for new faces in Democratic leadership by seeing her plastic surgeon and getting a new face.
* White House advance team members reportedly may have patronized prostitutes in Colombia. The Republican Party immediately criticized them for not patronizing American prostitutes.
* According to a report, Britney Spears is writing a novel. That is shocking. Actually, I'd be shocked just to hear that Britney Spears is reading a novel.
* Friday Gen. David Petraeus testified before Congress. Things got off to a rocky start when he brought a date.
* Congress may investigate Petraeus' extramarital affair. Imagine Congress investigating an extramarital affair. For the first time in 35 years, Congress would know what it's doing.
* It looks like the focus in Washington is on passing a temporary stopgap fiscal cliff cure. “Stopgap” is the third most-often-heard word around Congress these days, right behind “imbecile” and “dunderhead.”
* We are at the beginning of a new congressional session. As always, the session will officially begin when Harry Reid and John Boehner each tries to pile-drive the other to the floor of the rotunda.
* A man who is stuck with a Mitt Romney tattoo on his face said he wouldn't do anything differently. The real neat thing is that it goes so well with the Walter Mondale tat on his neck.
* President Obama is going to make history as the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar. He'll also make history as the first president to spend more time in Myanmar than in Nebraska.
* Divers discovered 700 tons of gold on a sunken ship. Sounds like someone was preparing to pay their OPPD bill.
* OPPD is requesting its second-largest rate increase in 10 years. It's achieving the impossible - making the post office look fiscally responsible.