Jester’s Court — January 7, 2013

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Democrats say they want to raise as much as $1 trillion in new revenues through tax reform later this year to balance Republican demands to slash mandatory spending.

A bill to ban the minting of a trillion dollar coin.

Iowa Rep. Steve King is proposing legislation to prevent citizenship from anchor babies.

The Library of Congress says it’s amassed about 170 billion tweets since it began collecting an archive of all Twitter messages in 2010.

Congress does pass legislation. Unfortunately, a large part of it is renaming post offices.

Former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy takes a stand againstlegalizing marijuana.

China will end labor camp sentences as it tries to reform its judiciary.

Argentina’s health ministry will hand out 82 million condoms.

Uruguay’s president shuns his palace for his own house and a plot of land where chrysanthemums grow.

It’s Richard Nixon’s 100th birthday on Wednesday.

The five poorest presidents.

Empty seats for Barack Obama’s inauguration?

Birther’s take aim at Chief Justice John Roberts, claiming that swearing in Obama is an impeachable offene for the Chief Justice.

A Connecticut lawmaker said that former Rep. Gabby Giffords, a survivor of a mass shooting, should “Stay out of my towns” after she visited familes of the Sandy Hook school massacre.

Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan: “I don’t need an assault weapon to shoot a duck.”

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon thinks its time for another government shutdown like in 1995.

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