Jester’s Court — December 27, 2012

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Santa’s elves are Chinese political prisoners.

Free classes on concealed carry permits for those working in the education system are being offered in Utah.

France declines to help the Central African Republic push back rebel forces.

In an austerity move, Germany is “exporting” its old and sick to foreign care homes.

China is set to surpass the U.S. in R&D spending in 10 years.

A London judge has criticized a plan to legalize gay marriages, saying ministers were wasting time on a “minority” issue that affects “0.1 percent of the population.”

Britain’s Prince Harry has killed his first Taliban commander.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan takes on a soap opera based on the life and reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, a 16th century Ottoman sultan.

A police officer can pull over a motorist for a traffic violation even if the officer himself caused the driver to commit the infraction, a federal judge ruled.

Mitt Romney’s son said that his father really didn’t want to be president anyway.

PolitiFact’s oddest fact-checks of 2012.

A list of Idaho’s political scandals.

The FBI began monitoring Occupy Wall Street before any protests started.

The National Security Agency is conducting secret tests on the computer systems of entities like public utilities.

A fiscal “bunny slope.”

Sixty years of political ads.

China doesn’t just have a territorial disagreement with Japan; they are encroaching on other nation’s territorial waters.

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