Jester’s Court — April 26, 2012

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Authorities filed trafficking and bribery charges against four current and former TSA screeners, alleging they received cash bribes in exchange for turning a blind eye to drugs packed in suitcases.

A federal judge in Miami tossed out an executive order from Florida Governor Rick Scott requiring drug testing of state employees.

Barack Obama has amassed greater powers than George W. Bush through Congressional laws and executive orders.

A federal judge refused to order President Barack Obama’s administration to release photos and video of the U.S. military operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

The new White House Atrocities Prevention Board.

The Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs ordered a review of military schools after discovering that courses were being taught declaring that the U.S. was at war with Islam.

Missouri Rep. Todd Akin: “America has got the equivalent of the Stage 3 cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in.”

During his speech at the University of North Carolina today, Barack Obama mentioned North Carolina 10 times, mostly to say how much he loves it. “Love North Carolina,” he said. “I love North Carolina. I do. Every time I come down to this state I just love it that much more.” North Carolina is a critical swing state in the presidential election.

Analysts who have studied photos of a half-dozen ominous new North Korean missiles showcased recently at a lavish military parade say they were fakes, and not very convincing ones.

Showgirls who allegedly performed stripteases for Silvio Berlusconi at his “bunga bunga” parties did so in exchange for apartments, cash and help with their show business careers, according to court documents.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court convicted the prime minister of contempt on Thursday but gave him only a symbolic few minutes of detention inside the court.

Uganda’s President and ruling party opposed term limits because “26 years not enough for president.”

Texas Rep. Francesco Canseco said a TSA pat-down hurt his privates.

Newt Gingrich is dropping out of the GOP primary with more debt than any Republican candidate in recent memory who didn’t ultimately win their party’s nomination.

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor said he’s asked the FBI to investigate who auctioned off an internship to his Washington office that the founder of “Girls Gone Wild” says he bought for the winner of a reality show.

Florida Rep. Allen West called Obama’s preference for higher tax rates “tax weapons of mass destruction.”

Since the presidential campaign has been about dogs, here is a story of Mitt Romney saving one from drowing…and the family of six too.

According to Joe Biden, the President has a big stick.

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