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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* If elected mayor, Jean Stothert wants to reduce Omaha's city budget substantially. You know what that means -- a 20 percent pay cut for the bike czar.
* Last week, Mayor Jim Suttle met with Omaha business leaders. Five people who've benefited the most during the Suttle Administration showed up, all from companies that manufacture orange traffic cones.
* Jean Stothert is attempting to become the first mayor elected on a campaign of fiscal frugality while simultaneously spending more than the gross national product of Brazil on TV advertising.
* Wednesday was the last day you could request an early ballot to vote by mail in the mayoral election. If you didn't do this, you're just going to have to get a Sherpa, a good compass and a week's supply of food to try to find your polling place Tuesday.
* Warren Buffett is believed to have written a check for about $5,000 to the Suttle campaign. To demonstrate what a sacrifice that was, it's how much Buffett would normally spend an hour's worth of Cherry Cokes.
* I believe $5,000 is one-billionth of Jean Stothert's TV advertising budget.
* Prince Harry is visiting the U.S. He wants to see how an average American lives. Harry will be attending a polo match in Connecticut. Note to Prince Harry: Average Americans don't attend polo matches.
* If you want to experience what it's like to be an average American, have dinner at Burger King, and then check out a bowling league.
* In a HLN segment, Nancy Grace and Ashleigh Banfield, who were supposedly communicating via satellite, were in the same parking lot when the same cars passed behind both. This is the first time I've ever been sorry I missed "Nancy Grace."
* President Obama just gave the commencement address at Ohio State University. How prestigious is that? When I graduated from UNL, I think our commencement speaker was the guy who hung the eye chart at the DMV.
* In South Carolina, former Gov. Mark Sanford won a special election for Congress. Sanford campaigned with a cardboard cut-out of Nancy Pelosi. There's an idea. Let's replace every member of the current Congress with a cardboard cut-out, I'd bet more would get accomplished.
* Actually, if Joe Biden asks for President Obama's help in the 2016 presidential campaign, Obama plans to send over a cardboard cut-out.
* President Obama has arrived in Texas. First Mexico, then Costa Rica, now Texas. Obama continues his tour of Spanish-speaking foreign nations.
* President Obama kicked off his 'middle class jobs, opportunity' tour in Austin. It's a series of day trips to highlight communities that are successful. If Obama doesn't visit Omaha now with our 4-percent unemployment rate, he's probably not coming.
* In Austin, President Obama was greeted by Gov. Rick Perry. If Obama is going to map the human brain, this might be a good starting point.