- Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin’s parents rally against Fla. ‘stand your ground’ law
- Hillary Clinton campaign got illicit funds from D.C. scandal figure
- Obama administration backs off plan to cut prescription-drug program
- Tickets linked to stolen passports purchased by Iranian middleman
- More than 3,500 police planned for Boston Marathon
- Ottawa day care suspends 2-year-old for ‘outside’ cheese sandwich
- Liam Neeson tells NYC mayor to ‘man up’ in horse carriage fight
- Real-life Dr. Doolittle to reveal how to talk to animals
- Climate change could bring back smallpox, researchers say
- Shoe-bomb witness to speak from London at N.Y. trial
The Wrap: From Holder’s race card on jail time to critic Roger Ebert’s death, the week that was
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:
- New Connecticut gun law to ban another 100 weapons
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.
- Lawsuit over health care tax could kill ‘Obamacare’
“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.
- CURL: The Obamas live the 1 percent life
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”?
- Showdown looming: China mobilizing troops, jets near Korea
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.
- Jeremy Irons: Actor rips NYC Mayor Bloomberg's 'nanny state'
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 threatens attack, including nukes, on U.S.
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.
- Two female Marines fail to pass all-male infantry course
Two female Marine lieutenants have failed in their bid to complete the Corps’ grueling, all-male Infantry Officer Course (IOC).
The women’s recent washout after only a few days in the course follows the failure of two other female officers attempting to complete the same program in October.
- MILLER: Second Amendment crumbling as gun-control victories spread
The Second Amendment got attacked this week from three sides, leaving gun owners scrambling to find safe ground. While President Obama has lost momentum for federal gun-control laws, he has picked up victories with his allies in blue states and at the United Nations.
- Famed movie critic Roger Ebert dies at age 70
CHICAGO — Roger Ebert, the most famous and popular film reviewer of his time who became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and, on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation’s most influential thumb, died Thursday. He was 70.
- Attorney General Eric Holder: Jail time for blacks is too long
Attorney General Eric Holder expressed “concern” Thursday evening that black men are unfairly served with longer prison sentences than white men and that America’s prison system demands overhaul.
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