Jester’s Court — January 22, 2013

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provocativeA highly interesting recounting of a trip to North Korea by Google’s Eric Schmidt’s daughter.

internationalThe Taliban is not happy that Prince Harry compared fighting them to a video game.

internationalThe Philippines has taken China to a UN tribunal to challenge its claim to most of the South China Sea including Philippine territory.

internationalA high-speed fiber-optic cable connecting Cuba to the internet is working but only allowing information into the country, not out of it.

internationalJapan’s finance minister said that the elderly should be allowed to “hurry up and die” to relieve pressure on the state to pay for their medical care.

politicsAshley Judd says she is “taking a close look” at running against Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014.

foolishA New York City council candidate wants to know why a “pretty girl” researched his finances.

ironicThe ceremonial lunch President Obama and his former congressional colleagues ate for inauguration day tops out at 3,000 calories.

OopsWhat John Boehner said to get Michelle Obama to roll her eyes.

governmentsGov. Jerry Brown’s “balanced” budget for California is not so spiffy after all.

governmentsUtah Rep. Jim Matheson Utah has reintroduced legislation designed to overhaul the way video games are sold to children.

governmentsSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing hard for filibuster reform that will weaken it.

governmentsTexas Gov. Rick Perry continues his war on abortion.

videoHouston City Council member Helena Brown gives her weekly report from an automobile dealership that seems more like a car commercial.

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