Jester’s Court — February 15, 2012

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An amendment by Missouri Senator Roy Blunt would allow any employer to eliminate health care provisions in health insurance that contradicts with the employer’s “religious beliefs or moral convictions.”

The California Assembly spent nearly $200,000 in legal fees fighting against disclosure of member-by-member budgets that allocate tens of millions in public funds.

Nuclear truckers.

Scientists say NASA is about to propose major cuts in its exploration of other planets, especially Mars.

A federal appeals court in St. Paul is considering whether clothing bearing political slogans should be allowed in Minnesota polling places.

Several attractive women who flew through Dallas/Fort Worth’s airport have filed complaints against the TSA claiming that officials asked them to walk through the body scanners multiple times.

The Ohio State Senator who wrote that state’s death penalty law 30 years ago is now a state Supreme Court Justice seeking to repeal it.

Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing a tongue-in-cheek bill calling on Congress to acquire New York City’s Central Park to reintroduce wolves and other endangered species there.

The Swiss are planning to launch a janitor satellite to clean up space junk.

Rick Santorum has requested Secret Service protection.

Top Republicans are calling for a review of the methods used in presidential caucuses after a series of vote-counting mishaps in three early states.

The chimichanga becomes a political issue.

Newt Gingrich told Orly Taitz that he had enough issues to debate Obama about than to take up the birther issue.

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has endorsed Santorum.

The actress in former Rep. Pete Hoekstra’s Senate campaign ad that featured her as a broken English-speaking woman in China has apologized for her role in the video.

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich wants to enter prison with dignity.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that his investigation into Barack Obama’s birth certificate promises to be a “shock” when revealed March 1.

Sarah Palin: “Polls? Nah… they’re for strippers and cross country skiers.”

Barack Obama on the change he has brought to Washington: “[T]hey (Americans) don’t have to navigate through 50 websites, they can go to one website. So on those fronts we’ve done a lot. We’ve made a lot of progress.”

Michele Bachmann will not be joining “Dancing with the Stars.”

The Pakistani doctor who helped Navy SEALs bring down Osama bin Laden and got locked up for his trouble deserves U.S. citizenship and a medal, according to California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.

Rick Santorum’s 2006 ad promotes him working with Senators Joe Lieberman, Barbara Boxer and Hillary Clinton.

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