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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* While campaigning at Morningside College over the weekend, President Obama gave a shout out to Iowa and Nebraska football fans but refused to say which team is better. It would've been perfect had Obama donned one of those shirts that says Iowa on one side and Nebraska on the other.
* Then he could have found a jersey that reads “Pro Gay Marriage” on the front and “Anti Gay Marriage” on the back.
* On Wednesday night, a speech will be delivered at the Democratic National Convention emphasizing President Obama's economic successes. I believe it is scheduled from 8 to 8:01 p.m.
* Hurricane Isaac has weakened considerably. Which is bad news for Democrats who were hoping the power would go out during Joe Biden's speech.
* The Democratic National Convention is under way. It's a three-day convention, which is two days longer than President Obama has spent on his economic plan.
* Obama is scheduled to give his big speech to great fanfare Thursday night, and the latest unemployment figures will be released early Friday. OK, this is one time when the president does not want to run late.
* A CNN-produced documentary about Obama debuted on Monday. This means if you hear about a documentary called “The Greatest Ever,” it's not necessarily about Muhammad Ali.
* Because the convention is held in North Carolina, not only is smoking not banned on the convention floor, it's mandatory.
* In addition to President Obama, a number of speakers are lined up for the Democratic National Convention because “one man can't speak for three days straight.” Whoever said that didn't hear Ed Cunningham during the Nebraska-Southern Miss telecast Saturday.
* The Democratic National Convention was scheduled to begin Tuesday in Charlotte. That's provided Democrats succeed in using the Jaws of Life to get President Obama out of Iowa.
* The Democrats' goal: Put on a happy face. Nancy Pelosi even skipped Botox so she could look pleased.
* There's a rumor that the Democrats are planning to cancel every one of their speakers and just cede the stage to Clint Eastwood for three days.
* Ann Romney called Clint Eastwood's speech on the last night of the Republican National Convention “unique.” I'm sure Mrs. Romney would have some weak points as first lady, but diplomacy would not be on of them.
* On Saturday, Paul Ryan gave a pep talk to the Miami (Ohio) football team, his alma mater. He told the players to go out and win or he'd cut their grandparents' Medicare.
* The team still lost to Ohio State 56-10. I guess that after watching Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention, the team assumed that he made up a lot of the pep talk too.
* Ryan stayed to watch the Ohio State-Miami football game. It went well, except whenever a team was awarded a 15-yard penalty, Ryan would rush the field screaming about an unnecessary entitlement.
* My favorite moment of the Republican convention were the seemingly forced smiles on the faces of Paul and Janna Ryan during Clint Eastwood's speech. This is the type of smile you see on the U.S. president's face when the leader of Botswana gifts him with a four-ton rhino tusk to take home on Air Force One.
* President Obama just visited a military base on Texas. There was silence after the commander in chief was introduced. It took Obama several moments to realize, “Hey, that's me.”
* The Democratic National Convention is similar to the Academy Awards, only with more Hollywood actors.
* On Friday, Fed chief Ben Bernanke gave a big speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Let's face it – Bernanke is not a great orator. Halfway through, people were calling for Clint Eastwood.
* In his acceptance speech Thursday, Mitt Romney tried to relate to the middle class. Unfortunately, he had to cut it short and rush off to moor his 800-foot yacht before Isaac made landfall.