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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Issa Calls Gruber to Testify About Health Law Deceptions Before Oversight Committee

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, sent a letter on Thursday to controversial MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, calling on Gruber to testify before the committee at its December 9 hearing in Washington, D.C. about health law deceptions. Nov 21, 2014 1:34 PM PT

North Carolina Terminates Contract with Gruber

Citing the "appearance of an independence impairment," North Carolina's Democratic state auditor Beth Wood terminated the state's contract with MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber in a phone conversation with him on Wednesday. The official letter terminating his contract was executed on Thursday. Nov 21, 2014 10:49 AM PT

Despite Claims It Cut Payments to Gruber, Vermont Contract Apparently Unchanged

Lawrence Miller, Vermont's health care reform chief, says the state of Vermont is going to cut Jonathan Gruber's pay, but keep his $450,000 contract, according to the Burlington Free Press. Miller said that he had informed Gruber over the phone about the changed terms of the contract, and that Gruber had agreed to those terms. Nov 21, 2014 8:58 AM PT

Smoking Gun: Obamacare Subsidies For States Without Exchanges Invented 2 Years After Law Passed

A new paper by businessman and finance expert Scot Vorse throws an evidentiary grenade into the pending Supreme Court Case on Obamacare, King v. Burwell. The new information, published in a white paper from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, "highlight[s] a growing body of evidence indicating government officials originally planned to offer Obamacare tax credits only on state-established insurance exchanges," according to the accompanying CEI press release. Nov 20, 2014 3:09 PM PT

Gruber Earned $5.2 Million from Obamacare Deception

MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect who bragged about deceiving the “stupid” American people to secure passage of the bill, has been paid an estimated $5.2 million by the federal government and 12 state governments for consulting services to assist in the design and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Nov 19, 2014 4:50 PM PT

Experts: Demographics Favor Cassidy over Landrieu in Louisiana Runoff

An internal poll shows incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) trails her Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) ahead of December's runoff by 16 points. This confirms what demographer Elliot Stonecipher has known for some time: the demographics of Louisiana strongly favor Cassidy over Landrieu in next month's election. Nov 14, 2014 12:44 PM PT

Club for Growth Jumpstarts 2016 Senate Races

The Club for Growth is ringing the starting bell for the 2016 campaign by endorsing six incumbent Republican senators who are up for re-election in two years. On the the list of those endorsed by the Club are conservative Republican Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Marco Rubio (R-FL). Nov 13, 2014 9:02 AM PT

Obama: 'With or Without Help from Congress, I'm Not Done Making Real Change'

Organizing for America is letting Americans know that President Obama remains in denial about the Republican tidal wave that soundly rejected his policies last week. "With or without help from Congress, I'm not done making real change for the American people," the president wrote in a new email, just three days after a similar email from the Democratic National Committee. Nov 12, 2014 4:30 AM PT

Democratic Operative: 'This Was Not a Turnout Election... It Was a Wave Election'

Guy Cecil is the executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the driving force behind the vaunted $60 million Bannock Street project that fizzled on election day. On Thursday, at the CQ Roll Call Election Impact Conference he said, "This was not a turnout election in the sense that another door knock would have mattered or another half-million would have mattered. It was a wave election." Nov 7, 2014 9:14 PM PT

Tea Party Support May Put GOP over the Top in 'The Hold Your Nose Election of 2014'

From Kansas to Kentucky, North Carolina to Alaska, Tea Party supporters who saw their endorsed candidates lose to establishment Republicans in U.S. Senate primaries are holding their noses as they prepare to put endangered Republican candidates over the top with their votes in closely fought U.S. Senate races. Nov 1, 2014 6:54 AM PT

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