- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 6, 2013

Connecticut officially banned 100 weapons in response to the Newtown tragedy and famed movie critic Roger Ebert passed away at age 70.

On the international stage, Kim Jong-Un ratcheted up the war rhetoric by threatening to use nuclear weapons on U.S. cities.

Here’s a recap, or wrap, on the week that was from The Washington Times:

A task force of legislators from both sides of the political aisle has crafted new gun laws for Connecticut that would add more than 100 types of weapons to the state’s banned list.


“Obamacare” looks increasingly inevitable, but one lawsuit making its way through the court system could pull the plug on the sweeping federal health care law. A challenge filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation contends that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because the bill originated in the Senate, not the House. Under the Origination Clause of the Constitution, all bills raising revenue must begin in the House.

Something remarkable has happened with these occupants of the White House: Neither President Obama nor first lady Michelle appear to give a damn about perception. They won the White House and, by God, they’re going to enjoy their time there, no matter the cost. And who cares what you think, anyway? How else to explain the nonstop vacations the pair keep taking during what Mr. Obama calls the “worst financial crisis since the Great Depression”?

China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said.

Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons ripped into New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, likening his proposed restrictions on cigarettes and soda to a “nanny state.”

“I’m a complete libertarian,” the “Brideshead Revisited” star said in an interview Wednesday with HuffPost Live. “I think it’s very, very dangerous. I really mean that. I think the smoking ban is a tip of an iceberg of society — the leaders of society telling us how to be.”

North Korea’s military ratcheted up its threat to carry out a nuclear strike on the U.S. to new heights Thursday — just hours after the Pentagon announced the deployment of an American ballistic missile defense system to Guam.

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