Michael Patrick Leahy

Michael Patrick Leahy

Michael Patrick Leahy is a Breitbart News contributor, Editor of Broadside Books’ Voices of the Tea Party e-book series, and author of Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.

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Buffett Drops Out of California Fundraiser for Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate

Less than 24 hours after Breitbart News first reported that Warren Buffett was scheduled to participate via conference call at Wednesday night's California fundraiser for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Grimes campaign confirmed the billionaire investor has dropped out of the event. Sep 17, 2014 6:43 PM PT

Maness: Landrieu Must Provide 'Full Disclosure' or Refund All Flights to Taxpayers

One of Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) Republican challengers, Colonel Rob Maness, has called on her to "produce specific details of each flight" included in the 11 page spreadsheet of "mixed-purpose" charter flights she took between 2002 and 2014 released by her campaign on Friday and described as a "full report." Sep 14, 2014 12:58 PM PT

Landrieu Travel Report Raises More Questions than It Answers

Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) release on Friday of the findings from an internal report that admitted taxpayers paid $33,727 for chartered flights she took to campaign events between 2002 and 2014 has raised more questions than it answers. Sep 13, 2014 2:50 PM PT

Mary Landrieu Admits Taxpayers Funded $33k of Campaign Travel, RNC Says It's More

Hours after the Republican National Committee released a report Friday that claims Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) took nine more charter flights between 2000 and 2008 to campaign events that cost taxpayers an additional $130,527, Landrieu released her own report in which she admitted that taxpayers spent $33,700 on 43 charter flights to political events. Sep 12, 2014 3:31 PM PT

Landrieu Fails to Produce Promised Air Charter Travel Report on Time

When the controversy surrounding Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) use of taxpayer funds to pay for campaign travel first broke back in August, her Senate office spokesperson Matthew Lehner promised Landrieu would produce a full report of her travel activities "by the time" the Senate returned from its August recess and returned to session in September. Sep 11, 2014 3:14 PM PT

Federal Judge Berates Kansas Senate Candidate Greg Orman in Boxing Equipment Lawsuit

On Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenneth G. Gale issued an order in a Wichita, Kansas Federal Court compelling Combat Brands, LLC, a firm organized and controlled by Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman, "to file a memorandum to show cause as to why sanctions should not be awarded," because the firm "wholly failed to provide the Court with any--let alone substantial--justification for their inaction in regard to discovery at issue" in a lawsuit filed against it by Everlast World's Boxing Headquarters Corporation. Sep 10, 2014 3:19 PM PT

'Push Poll' Shows Kansas Senate Race is Tied

A poll conducted by Survey USA for Wichita, Kansas television station KSN released Monday shows incumbent Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and independent challenger Greg Orman are virtually tied, but the questions that produced the result are fairly suggestive. Sep 9, 2014 7:45 PM PT

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Objecting to Landrieu Candidacy

Louisiana 19th Judicial District Court Judge Wilson Fields "quickly dismissed a lawsuit against US Sen. Mary Landrieu related to her residency that was filed by former US Senate candidate and current Louisiana Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington,"on Friday morning. Sep 5, 2014 11:13 AM PT

Lackluster Senate Debate in North Carolina

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Republican challenger Thom Tillis met in a lackluster one hour debate moderated by liberal CBS news personality Norah O'Donnell Wednesday night in North Carolina. The debate failed to move the needle in favor of either candidate. Sep 4, 2014 7:42 PM PT

Mary Landrieu Subpoenaed to Defend Residency Claims in Court

The civil processing department of Louisiana's 19th Judicial District issued two subpoenas Wednesday to Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) compelling her appearance in court on Friday, September 5 in the case of Paul Hollis versus Mary L. Landrieu and Tom Schedler, Louisiana Secretary of State, according to several sources in the 19th Judicial District. Sep 3, 2014 5:03 PM PT

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