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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* Two Omaha-area Chick-fil-As opened on Thursday with the first 100 people in line eligible to win free chicken for a year. You must be 18 or older, present a valid government photo ID and sign a liability waiver. This is the only country where we have stricter standards to get free food at Chick-fil-A than to vote.
* I had one Halloween trick or treater who demanded I stick a large sum of money in his bag. I said, “Who are you supposed to be?” He said, “A retiring OPS superintendent.”
* On Halloween I dressed entirely in red, put a rubber corncob on my head and shouted “Go Huskers!” I went as Shawn Eichorst.
* I saw one kid walking down the street in baggy pants, with green hair, a pin through his nose and chains hanging from his belt. I said,”I love your costume.” He says, “What costume? I'm on my way home from school.”
* Talk about wet blankets. Late Wednesday, the Omaha City Council rushed through a 2 percent trick-or-treat candy tax.
* Latex politician masks were selling for up to $50. For $100, you can buy the actual politician.
* The latex Obama mask cost $25. This is the first thing Obama-related to stimulate the U.S. economy.
* Mitt Romney was at home for Halloween. Romneys passed out their traditional chocolate-covered beluga.
* Paul Ryan spent Halloween in Wisconsin, where his wife donned a witch's hat and veil. I'd like to dispel some rumors – she was not going as Nancy Pelosi.
* Former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is expected to endorse Bob Kerrey. John McCain endorsed Deb Fischer. And Larry The Cable Guy said he's backing Fischer. I'll leave it to cynics to determine which of the three carries the most weight in 2012.
* Saturday night, with the expiration of daylight-saving time, we'll get an extra hour of sleep. Of course, we're just coming off that extra hour of sleep Americans got during the last presidential debate.
* Bill Clinton campaigned for President Obama on Wednesday in Council Bluffs. Clinton spoke for 35 minutes, which was almost enough time for him to say “Good morning.”
* In Council Bluffs, Clinton said: “Obama's economic plan is better, his budget plan is better, his education plan is better ... his plan to bring America together is better." For Romney, that pretty much leaves the White House Easter Egg Roll.
* Mitt Romney and President Obama were both interviewed by TV Guide. While I have not read either interview yet, I've got a wild hunch neither resolves any remaining questions about the fiscal cliff or sanctions on Syria.
* Paul Ryan has been campaigning with his mother. The toughest part was when he had to sit her down and explain that he was cutting her Medicare.
* Joe Biden and Bill Clinton have been campaigning together. What could possibly go wrong there?
* Even MTV has been offering lots of election coverage. On Halloween night, MTV aired a 2 1/2-hour special on the Obama economic plan. Wait, my mistake. That was actually “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
* Some Americans, convinced we're in a downward spiral, are threatening to move out of the U.S. if President Obama is re-elected. Myself, I plan to leave the country unless ratings for Honey Boo Boo drop.
* The Obamas and Romneys were able to maintain something of a normal schedule during Hurricane Sandy. Tuesday morning, they were seen on life preservers floating to the sets of “The View” and “Live! With Kelly and Michael.”