Jester’s Court — November 10-11, 2012


Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson hopes to work with Wisconsin Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin once he explains the federal budget with her. That should be interesting. Johnson was elected in 2010. Baldwin was elected to the House in 1998 and spent her first six years on the House Budget Committee.

After regaining control of Colorado’s House of Representatives, Democrats have elected the first openly gay speaker in state history.

Barack Obama said that his reelection gives him a mandate to raise taxes on wealthier Americans.

Because of gerrymandered districts, the Republican Party was able to achieve a comfortable majority in the House of Representatives despite Democrats getting more votes nationally in House races.

Is 2012 the new 1892?

Mitt Romney is losing Facebook friends at a rate of 847 an hour.

Gun sales are up in the wake of Barack Obama’s re-election.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted wants to change the Electoral College vote in his state to being awarded by Congressional District instead of a statewide vote. That way, Mitt Romney would have collected 12 of 18 votes instead of zero despite losing the popular vote.

Prosecutors in Washington state’s two most populous counties plan to dismiss scores of misdemeanor marijuana possession cases following passage of a landmark voter initiative earlier this week to legalize pot for adult recreational use.

The BBC goes through a shakeup after wrongly implicating a politician in a child sex-abuse scandal.

Nate Silver is not optimistic about the GOP’s future.

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