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Brad's morning edition
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* The Midwest heat wave seems to have abated. Just in time, with the approaching state fairs. There's nothing worse than a melted butter cow.
* I have never seen Nebraskans so excited about a cold front.
* Ann Romney said Mitt may be eyeing a woman for vice president. Conservative Republicans are fine with a woman, as long as she's paid two-thirds as much as male vice presidents.
* President Obama is in Iowa. There's something you can't say every day. You can only say it about every other day.
* Oddly, Obama's visit has nothing to do with the campaign. He's in Iowa to discuss Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's proposal for a five-day waiting period to buy fresh produce.
* The Obama team may drop by the Des Moines Register offices, only because Obama's advisers have never met anyone more liberal than themselves.
*The Obama bus tour recently stopped at a small, out-of-the-way town in Ohio and the president walked into a tiny bar called Ziggy's Pub. Of course, many Democrats in Congress said, "Oh, sure, Ziggy's. Know it well. The place with the dartboard and two-fers on Thursday."
* Another misstep for the Obama campaign: He stopped to speak at an elementary school in Poland, Ohio. Because it's the middle of summer, nobody was there.
* A Texas woman received a $1.4 million monthly electric bill. The bill included a $66,000 late fee. A $66,000 late fee? Who do they think they are, Verizon?
* Facebook users are outraged after the company began listing their Facebook emails as their default addresses. Some say Facebook doesn't respect its users, or, as Facebook calls them, "flotsam."
* The Huskers have landed a commitment from four-star quarterback Johnny Stanton. I'm guessing the first question from a Nebraska reporter will be: "How does it feel to be part of the quarterback controversy?"
* Stanton has been compared to Tim Tebow. Let's hope that doesn't mean he only played in the fourth quarter.
* Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke was ejected from a game after only four pitches. I didn't see the game, but I'm guessing that three of the pitches were not called strikes.
* Once again, it appears that fans voting for the major league baseball all-star game went for past performance over current stats. How else to explain that Johnny Bench is starting at catcher for the National League?