The Wrap: From Bloomberg’s desire to ‘infringe on your freedom’ to gay marriage, the week that was

  • Mayor Michael R. BloombergMayor Michael R. Bloomberg
  • ** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) uses binoculars to look at South Korean territory from an observation post at the military unit on Jangjae islet, located in the southernmost part of the southwestern sector of the North's border with the South, on Thursday, March 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (left) uses binoculars to look at South Korean territory from an observation post at the military unit on Jangjae islet, located in the southernmost part of the southwestern sector of the North's border with the South, on Thursday, March 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service)
  • ** FILE ** Jesus Christ played by Jim Caviezel in "The Passion of the Christ." (Associated Press)** FILE ** Jesus Christ played by Jim Caviezel in "The Passion of the Christ." (Associated Press)
  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, accompanied by White House press secretary Jay Carney, briefs reporters on the sequester, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, accompanied by White House press secretary Jay Carney, briefs reporters on the sequester, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  • **FILE** Franco Ciammachilli (right) of Washington waves a rainbow flag, a symbol of gay pride, behind supporters of traditional marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington as the justices began hearing two days of arguments in cases involving gay marriage on March 26, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)**FILE** Franco Ciammachilli (right) of Washington waves a rainbow flag, a symbol of gay pride, behind supporters of traditional marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington as the justices began hearing two days of arguments in cases involving gay marriage on March 26, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
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  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks during a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex on Dec. 20, 2012. (Associated Press)Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks during a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex on Dec. 20, 2012. (Associated Press)
  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden posted this photo of summer fun on his twitter feed in 2012.Vice President Joseph R. Biden posted this photo of summer fun on his twitter feed in 2012.
  • Dr. Ben Carson. (Image from CarsonScholars.org)Dr. Ben Carson. (Image from CarsonScholars.org)
  • **File photo** Starbucks will begin offering free unlimited Wi-Fi at most of its locations starting July 1. **File photo** Starbucks will begin offering free unlimited Wi-Fi at most of its locations starting July 1.
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that there are times when an individual’s rights should be infringed upon, and the Obama administration came under fire as the Supreme Court heard arguments in landmark gay marriage cases.

On the international stage, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un vowed to strike Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Texas.

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

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is vowing to hit specific points on America’s mainland: Washington, Los Angeles — and Austin, Texas.

He’s also promised to strike Hawaii, Guam and South Korea, Fox News reports.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday: Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights.

“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban — just shot down by the courts — and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.

Gay marriage is on trial but it was the Obama administration facing the heat as the Supreme Court began the second of two days of landmark oral arguments on the constitutionality of gay marriage.

Michael Moore said “fear and racism” fuels Americans’ insistence that the government uphold their Second Amendment rights to own firearms.

We’re “an afraid people, and we have been an afraid people for some time,” Mr. Moore said during a recent NBC broadcast, buttressing his statement with historical references to America’s treatment of blacks and Native Americans.

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