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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* A website called Businessinsider.com has named Omaha the most hungover city in the U.S. The victory parade starts at noon.
* Omaha was named the most hungover city. We will receive a plaque at an awards ceremony where everyone whispers.
* The criteria is the number of bars in town per 10,000 households and the percentage of binge drinkers. In Omaha, 19.5 percent of respondents said they engaged in binge drinking in the past year. Not to worry – the Chamber of Commerce will tweak this whole thing and tout Omaha as an "Award-winning city awash with entertainment options."
* New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is livid at the House of Representatives for not voting on relief for Hurricane Sandy. Christie said, "It is why the American people hate Congress." Actually, it's one of the 9,247 reasons why we hate Congress.
* On Wednesday, a new U.S. Congress was sworn in. The goal is to outperform the last Congress. I think if everyone raised the correct hand during the swearing-in ceremony it will have accomplished that.
* In a sign of the new togetherness, members of Congress were over halfway through the oath before a bare-knuckle brawl broke out.
* President Obama has resumed his Hawaiian vacation. Now that he never has to run for re-election, I look for that vacation to extend into early 2016.
* On Wednesday, Michele Bachmann sharply criticized Obama's handling of the fiscal-cliff crisis. Then she rushed off to the Sugar Bowl, where she planned to protest that quarterbacks putting their hands under center could eventually lead to same-sex marriage.
* A group of U.S. senators is blasting the new movie “Zero Dark Thirty” about the raid on Osama bin Laden as being full of inaccuracies. Not to be outdone, a group of members of the House of Representatives condemned the movie “Twilight” about a 1,000-year-old vampire that falls in love as “wholly implausible.”
* Sen. Ben Nelson left office this week. Nelson said he's looking forward to spending more time with his hair.
* A couple of zebra mussels have been found in East Lake Okoboji, Iowa. OK, you know the drill. This means Iowa, Minnesota and parts of Nebraska will be evacuated and the area detonated per the zebra mussel scorched-earth policy.
* Allowances in the U.S. have reached an all time high of $65 per month. That's the good news for kids. The bad news: Under Obama's tax plan, that fits the definition of wealthy
* Stanford and Northwestern won bowl games. I think it's just nice to see students from Stanford and Northwestern excelling outside of college week on "Jeopardy!"
* Northwestern won its first bowl game in 64 years. I only hope the school doesn't get cocky and think it's going to win a bowl every 64 years.
* Notre Dame and Alabama will be preparing for the BCS championship game over the holidays. Bad news for the Tuscaloosa Community Playhouse Christmas Pageant. With Nick Saban tied up, it has to find another Grinch.