Jester’s Court — February 25, 2013

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foolishNo, the federal government is not paying people $1.2 million to play World of Warcraft as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor would like you to believe.

foolishAn Indiana judge was caught having sex with an inmate.

newsIf the sequester happens, Congress may have to fly commercial.

governmentsHow the sequester will impact each state.

governmentsAfter more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe black Americans in surveys.

governmentsA Texas lawmaker introduced a bill to protect Texas public schools’ ability to use traditional holiday greetings such as “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Hanukkah” on school grounds.

provocativeIf all science ran like marijuana research is being run, creationists would oversee paleontology digs.

northkoreaThe Internet comes to North Korea, if you are a tourist.

doubtfulTexas Rep. Steve Stockman claims that Obama is giving the appearance of support greater than what he has for gun control legislation by flooding Twitter with messages from people that don’t exist.

OopsBrooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind apologized for wearing blackface and an Afro wig at a weekend party he hosted to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim.

politicsConservative critics panned First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance at the Oscars, saying she didn’t give enough credit to her supporting cast — the military men and women who stood behind her.

internationalThe fallout between Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.

internationalIn Italy, a protest movement led by a comedian attracted a quarter of the vote.

internationalIranian officials on dismissed the Oscar-winning film “Argo” as pro-CIA, anti-Iran propaganda.

internationalA group of topless women were dragged away by police when they protested against former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as he voted in Italy’s election.

internationalGermany’s neo-Nazi Party has lost its public subsidies due to an unpaid fine.

videoIowa Sen. Chuck Grassley doesn’t like juries dominated by Native Americans for other Americans.

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