On the international stage, the father of the Boston Marathon bombers, Anzor Tsrnaev, spoke from the Russian city of Makhachkala. Mr. Tsrnaev said “all hell would break loose” if his 19-year-old son was killed by authorities.
Here’s a recap, or wrap, on the week that was from The Washington Times:
Police have finally bagged the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect Friday night.
In a dramatic end to the daylong manhunt, 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured alive after police zeroed in on his hideout inside a boat stored for the winter in a Watertown, Mass., backyard.
The two suspects involved in Monday’s marathon bombings in Boston were brothers and hailed from overseas, various media reported Friday. Fox News said Suspect No. 2 who wore the white hat at the Boston Marathon bombings has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. He hails from Chechnya and had been in the United States for a little more than a year, Bill Hemmer from Fox News reported.
Senators dealt a devastating blow to gun control efforts Wednesday, defeating the background check compromise that was the centerpiece of President Obama’s post-Newtown push for stiffer laws and leaving advocates struggling to figure out what to do now.
President Obama angrily blamed the defeat Wednesday of his centerpiece gun-control proposal on lies spread by the National Rifle Association, calling it “a pretty shameful day for Washington.”
“The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill,” Mr. Obama said in the White House rose garden about 90 minutes after the vote. “It came down to politics.”
Resolved: No American citizen shall be required to pay federal income taxes at a rate higher than the country’s millionaire president pays. Let’s call it the Alternative Maximum Fairness Tax: Calculate your current tax rate, compare it to the president’s and pay the lower of the two.