Jester’s Court — November 27, 2012

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53,952,000 Democratic votes were cast for congressional representatives, while only about 53,403,000 votes were cast for House Republicans.

Voters from North Carolina to Minnesota have complained of overt political messaging at polling places in churches.

Newt Gingrich, along with Rick Santorum, is considering another run for the presidency in 2016. So much for new ideas.

Jill Kelley, the Florida socialite who exposed the affair that brought down David Petraeus, has been sacked as an honorary consul for South Korea.

Barack Obama signed a bill shielding U.S. airlines from paying for each ton of carbon their planes emit flying into and out of Europe.

Naked protesters stormed House Speaker John Boehner’s office.

The secrets behind Hillary’s hair.

It really is bad in North Korea.

A former state legislator from Missouri was indicted by a federal grand jury for receiving Social Security disability payments while serving in the Missouri House.

Donald Trump thinks the Republican Party needs to be less mean-spirited.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hopes to see an all-female Supreme Court one day.

Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson hopes that Grover Norquist drowns in the tub.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is returning to Cuba for more cancer treatments.

A Hungarian far-right politician urged the government to draw up lists of Jews who pose a “national security risk,” stirring outrage among Jewish leaders who saw echoes of fascist policies that led to the Holocaust.

Malaysian lawmakers have proposed a new bill that would forbid the use of offensive language and sexist remarks in Parliament.

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