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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Bill Clinton spoke in Council Bluffs on Wednesday beginning at about 9:30 a.m. Because it's Bill Clinton, the speech will conclude around 8:30 p.m.
* The Red Hot Chili Peppers were at the CenturyLink Center on Sunday, and on Wednesday Bill Clinton spoke in Council Bluffs. Everyone who performs in their underwear is coming to town.
* President Obama sat down for a long interview with MTV. Obama is so anxious to get the youth vote that he's trying to arrange for Joe Biden to appear on "Road Rules" before the election.
* All that's in the news are more polls. It's nothing but polls, polls, polls. Quinnipiac University is now ranked No. 3 in the BCS.
* Bill Clinton campaigned in Council Bluffs on Wednesday. I think the only way to get someone connected to the Obama campaign in Nebraska before the election was to tell Clinton two new Chick-fil-As open in the Omaha area on Thursday.
* On Wednesday morning, Paul Ryan held a rally in Green Bay. He complimented a couple people with blocks of cheese on their heads for their Halloween costumes. They said, “What Halloween costumes?”
* Americans are expected to spend about $8 billion on Halloween. No wonder we can't afford to retire. It's because of the thousands of dollars we've spent over the years on Casper costumes and candy corn.
* Happy Halloween. Per tradition, Deb Fischer's family plans to pass out trick or treat lumps of coal to neighbor kids.
* Trick or treaters at Bob Kerrey's Dundee home are not expected to say “trick or treat.” You know what neighbors say instead when Kerrey answers the door? “Nice to meet you.”
* I'm sorry, but kids are spoiled. Instead of actually trick or treating, lots of children are Instagraming photos of themselves in costume, texting their requests for trick or treat and demanding that homeowners FedEx their candy to 'em.
* Donald Trump criticized A-Rod on Twitter. That's incredible. I mean, just the part about Trump being able to state something in 140 characters.
* Minnesota Viking quarterback Christian Ponder is dating ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele. This could be awkward. If anyone covering a football game called a quarterback “sweetheart,” I always assumed it'd be an NBC reporter interviewing a Notre Dame player.
* During a match, WWE wrestler C M Punk reportedly slugged a fan by mistake. Ironically, this was the only fan who left the arena thinking that pro wrestling is real.