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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Regarding the fiscal cliff, President Obama told Congress, “I warned you.” Every day the line blurs a little more between Washington, D.C., and a WWE card.
* I wouldn't say that CNBC commentators are coming across as heavy handed, but their big fiscal cliff special is called “Armageddon 2013.”
* President Obama just did his first sit-down interview since being re-elected, with Boomberg News. Apparently “Kathie Lee & Hoda” couldn't squeeze him in at the last minute.
* After Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is now at 100 percent efficiency. Which is impressive considering Verizon was at only 40 percent efficiency before the storm.
* Donald Trump and Cher are embroiled in a feud. They should be able to find common ground. She sang “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” and he works with them on “Celebrity Apprentice.”
* A U.S.-Russian crew blasted off together to the International Space Station. Did you ever think you'd see the day when the U.S and Russia would have a close-knit, working relationship and Democrats and Republicans in Congress can't agree on what size stapler to buy?
* The first text message was sent 20 years ago this week. Those of you younger than 20 may not know this, but there was a time when people didn't abbreviate words like “cat.”
* The text message just turned 20. OMG. LOL. BRB. ... K. I'm bk. LOL. 20. OMG.
* Nick Lachey was kicked out of a Cincinnati Bengals-San Diego Chargers game for fighting with somebody who supposedly said something derogatory about boy bands. If Lachey is going to fight everyone who says something derogatory about boy bands, he'll be pretty busy.
* The Los Angeles Dodgers offered $25.7 million to negotiate with South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin. This guy is so good that he took out three North Korean missile tests with his slider.
* In Brazil, a "best butt contest" was just held. And even these people think the BCS is a joke.
* The previously one-win Washington Wizards upset the Miami Heat. This means "The Decision" on ESPN was only LeBron James' second most embarrassing moment.