Jester’s Court — March 12, 2013

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politicsBarack Obama’s approval ratings have fallen to 45%.

politicsCongressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia L. Fudge publicly released a letter that slams Barack Obama for a lack of diversity among his closest advisers.

bizarreDennis Rodman is now going to Rome in hopes of meeting the new Pope.

bizarreRodman also says that he is going vacationing in August with Kim Jong-un.

foolishAttorney General Eric Holder admitted that the Justice Department could not fully pursue cases against large and influential financial institutions, out of concern over the collateral damage charges could impose on the broader economy. In other words, they aren’t too big to fail, but too big to be held accountable to federal laws.

governmentsA judge may rule that the Colorado theater shooter will be treated with “truth serum” if he pleads not guilty by reason of insanity.

governmentsCalifornia is the only state that tracks and disarms people with legally registered guns who have lost the right to own them.

governmentsLegislation is planned to overturn TSA’s decision to allow knives on planes.

internationalProposed legislation to let 16 and 17-year-olds vote in the Scottish independence referendum has been formally brought to parliament.

internationalIranian media say authorities are planning to sue Hollywood over the Oscar-winning “Argo” because of the movie’s allegedly “unrealistic portrayal” of the country.

internationalAn Australian council is investigating if people can be buried vertically, feet first.

newsSarah Palin has a new book coming out about the overcommercialization of Christmas.

videoMark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, purchased an AR-15 assault rifle in Tucson recently as a demonstration of what he says are unobtrusive background checks.

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