Jester’s Court — March 14, 2013

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internationalRussia is working on electromagnetic radiation guns.

internationalGreenland elects a government that wants independence from Denmark.

internationalEgypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women’s rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without her husband’s approval and lets her control family spending.

internationalIndia’s new bill on rape will still allow husbands to rape their wives.

internationalFrance and UK are prepared to arm the Syrian rebels even without unanimous EU support.

internationalAn Iranian fighter targeted an American drone over the Persian Gulf.

newsBarack Obama has told an Israeli television channel it would take Iran “over a year or so” to develop a nuclear weapon.

politicsBarack Obama met with the House Republican Conference for the first time since June 2011.

governmentsThe USDA is about to buy 400,000 tons of sugar so sugar producers can pay back government loans.

governmentsA federal court ruled a barricaded suspect is not entitled to his Miranda rights while barricaded.

governmentsAbout 10 lawmakers are working on legislation in the House to overturn the federal ban on marijuana.

governmentsIn a rare event, both Barack Obama and Joe Biden may be out of the country at the same time next week.

doubtfulPat Boone claims to have been on Barack Obama’s enemy list.

awkwardWhile meeting with Senate Republicans, Obama couldn’t eat the food available because his taster wasn’t present.

miscellaneousCardinal Timothy Dolan’s mother is glad he isn’t the Pope.

videoKarl Rove, who was embarrassed on the night of the presidential election by saying that Fox had called the election too early, joked that the presidential election should be like a papal one – without exit polls.

videoSenators Ted Cruz and Diane Feinstein get into a testy exchange: “I am not a sixth grader.”

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