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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NY Dem Bill Owens to Retire, House GOP Eyes Seat

In a shocking blow to the Democratic Party's hope to regain control of the House of Representatives, upstate New York Congressman Bill Owens (D-NY) announced on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in 2014. Jan 14, 2014 3:00 PM PT

Report: Commissioners Evaded 'Open Meeting' Laws to Accelerate Approval of Braves Stadium

According to the article, "[a]t least twice in November, Braves boosters briefed Cobb commissioners privately on plans to help build the ball club a $672 million stadium, officials who were in the meetings say. Lawyers, department heads, Braves bigwigs, and chamber-of-commerce types attended at various times—but the taxpayers who will foot much of the bill were kept in the dark." Jan 13, 2014 9:20 AM PT

Darrell Issa Demands Answers from Eric Holder on 'Operation Choke Point' Bank Shakedown

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the Economic Growth Subcommittee, sent a harsh letter to Attorney General Holder Wednesday accusing the Department of Justice of abusing its power and intimidating banks through its "Operation Choke Point." Jan 9, 2014 2:10 PM PT

South Carolina Tea Party Slams Huckabee for Supporting Lindsey Graham

Joe Dugan, executive producer of the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention that will be held in Myrtle Beach from January 18th to the 20th, criticized former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee for supporting incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in an ad that ran on television networks in South Carolina during the Capital One Bowl Game Wednesday. Jan 4, 2014 8:00 AM PT

Did Shoeless Joe Jackson Take the Money?

The end of the calendar year is typically the time that Presidents and other authorities grant pardons to convicted criminals or reinstatements to those deemed "ineligible." More than ninety years after the most famous lifetime ban in history, it seems unlikely that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will ever reinstate "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball. Jan 1, 2014 7:28 PM PT

Pope Francis Blesses Pro-Life Mass in Spain

On Sunday, Pope Francis delivered a blessing to a huge crowd of Roman Catholics attending an open air mass and rally in Madrid. The event was organized to show support for a recent proposal, made by Spain's conservative government, to restrict abortions. Dec 30, 2013 5:14 PM PT

DC Mayor to Nationals: Build Your Own $300 Million Roof

In late November media reports surfaced that Washington Nationals majority owner Ted Lerner met with Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray over the summer and made an outlandish pitch. Lerner asked the District of Columbia, which financed and owns the $611 million state-of-the-art Nationals Park that opened in 2008, to spend an additional $300 million on the facility to provide it with a retractable roof. Gray, who waited four months to make the details of the meeting public, said that he rejected the request made during a brief 15-minute meeting held at city offices in July. Dec 27, 2013 2:15 PM PT

City of Memphis Delays Vote on Baseball Stadium Bailout

Financial realities and public opposition could delay the proposed deal indefinitely. According to the state of Tennessee, the city of Memphis does not enjoy sound financial health even before undertaking a problematic additional $15 million in debt to purchase the financially troubled stadium. If the Memphis City Council refuses to approve the plan to issue $15 million in bonds to purchase AutoZone Park when it meets on January 7th, the St. Louis Cardinals are expected to withdraw their offer to purchase the Memphis Redbirds. Dec 26, 2013 5:18 PM PT

Four Tea Party Challengers to Lindsey Graham Vie for One-on-One in Runoff Election

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Joe Dugan, the executive producer of next month's South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, said that the gathering of more than 600 Tea Party activists will play a critical role in efforts to defeat incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in June's Republican primary. Dec 20, 2013 12:10 AM PT

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