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Brad's afternoon edition
* On Tuesday, President Obama called on Congress to lower gas prices. With the speed and efficiency of Congress, a move like this could potentially affect the 2024 presidential election.
* Ann Romney celebrated her birthday Tuesday with family. Actually, this was nothing new - the Romneys always have something to celebrate on tax day.
* Donald Trump hosted a birthday fundraiser for Ann Romney. Next, Trump is moving on to fundraisers for others in need: the Vanderbilts and the Gettys.
* A new presidential poll shows remaining support for Rick Santorum. So that's what Americans want in a candidate - someone who's no longer in the race.
* On the USA Network, President Obama introduced a restored version of "To Kill A Mockingbird." It sounds like the Obamas have run out of major networks to appear on and are resorting to basic cable.
* Obama invited a group of pastors to pray at the White House. He's getting desperate to reduce unemployment below 8 percent.
* There is a call for greater unity in Washington. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich said they'd comment after they finish their official statements condemning the way Obama mishandled the White House Easter egg roll.
* Canada is getting rid of its penny. Imagine if the U.S. got rid of the penny. How would Mitt Romney pay his taxes?
* The main reason: Because it's Canada, there's nobody notable enough to put on the penny.
* The NRA convention was just held. It's the second-largest annual gathering of gun lovers, right after the Alabama spring game.
* North Korea claimed it tried to launch a rocket into space to study crops. Sure, I'll buy that. And North Korea has been building all those tanks and artillery weapons to protect the alfalfa.
* According to a psychologist, experiencing disappointment is essential to happiness. If experiencing disappointment equates happiness, the happiest people on earth are Iowa State football fans and Nebraska men's basketball fans.
* Southwest Airlines has purchased some larger planes. Now Southwest can comfortably seat anyone who's 3-foot-8 and under.
* A "lost book" from late, great author Jack Kerouac is being released. This will be the last one ever. It's a sad day in literature when we've seen the last Kerouac but Levi Johnston probably has a couple more series in him.
* Reportedly one star, Aubrey O'Day, walked off "Celebrity Apprentice." That's stunning. I mean, just the part about Aubrey O'Day being referred to as a star.
* Dee Snider was eliminated from "Celebrity Apprentice." You have to feel for Donald Trump. One day he's in contention to be leader of the free world, and the next he's telling the guy from Twisted Sister "You're fired."
* At least six race horses have been named after Tim Tebow. I'm guessing the Tim Tebow horses have a strong finishing kick and refuse to be put out to stud.
* YouTube has amazing video of someone making a basketball shot from a Goodyear blimp. Turns out the shot was taken by Kobe Bryant during a Lakers game, after he ignored two wide open teammates under the basket.
* The Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Lake County (Ohio) Captains, are selling the "Moby Dick," a 15-inch fish sandwich on a hoagie roll that weighs 3 pounds; has 2,500 calories and 200 grams of fat; and costs $20. That sounds like something that jumped on the boat in "Jaws."