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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Report: IRS Official Who Targeted Tea Party Groups Retiring

The Daily Caller reported on Sunday that Carter C. Hull, an Internal Revenue Service official based in Washington "who oversaw improper targeting of tea party groups... is retiring this summer." Breitbart News spoke with Mr. Hull on Tuesday, but he would neither confirm nor deny the report. Jun 11, 2013 10:02 AM PT

Rasmussen Poll: Virginia Governor's Race a Dead Heat

On Monday, Rasmussen Reports released a poll that shows the race to become Virginia's next governor is a dead heat. Likely Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe has the support of 44% of voters, while Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli has the support of 41% of voters. Jun 10, 2013 12:45 PM PT

Citizens Protest US Attorney's Attempt to Curb Free Speech

William Killian, the U.S. Attorney for East Tennessee appointed by Barack Obama in 2010, proved to be an unpopular speaker at an event held in Manchester, Tennessee on Tuesday by the recently formed American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee. An overflow crowd of 1,000 local conservative and Tea Party activists greeted Killian's presentation, which one attendee dismissed as "canned," with cries of "traitor," "resign," and "go home." Jun 6, 2013 9:33 AM PT

An Angry Weiner Bristles When Dem Activists Question Mayoral Run

On Wednesday, an angry Anthony Weiner bristled when voters and Democratic political activists questioned the propriety of his campaign for Mayor of New York City, in light of the notorious Twitter scandal that forced him to resign from Congress in disgrace two years ago. Jun 6, 2013 6:22 AM PT

Gomez Puts Markey on Defensive in Massachusetts Senate Debate

Gomez began the evening by attacking Markey as a Washington insider unfamiliar with Massachusetts. "After 37 years in D.C., welcome back to Boston." he said. "You are basically Washington, D.C. I'm sorry, sir, but you are." Jun 6, 2013 5:51 AM PT

Evangelical Leader Provides Voice for Pro-Immigration Soros Front Group

Lynne Hybels, co-founder of the well respected Willow Creek Community Church, an often copied Chicago area evangelical mega-church, has become a national voice for the front group for the George Soros funded National Immigration Forum, a leading advocate for the crony capitalist laden Schumer-Rubio "Gang of Eight" immigration bill. Jun 5, 2013 9:43 AM PT

Cook Political Report Moves Markey-Gomez Senate Race to 'Toss-Up'

On Thursday, the well respected Cook Political Report moved the Massachusetts special Senate election that pits Democratic Congressman Ed Markey against Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez from "leans Democratic" to "toss-up." Jun 2, 2013 4:52 PM PT

Total White House Visits By Former IRS Head Shulman Now at 157 and Climbing

The total number of Obama White House visits made by Mr. Shulman is likely to be greater than the 157 reported by the Daily Caller. The White House has yet to release its visitor log during the eight months beginning on January 20, 2009, when President Obama was inaugurated, and September 16, 2009, when it began publicly reporting visitor access. May 30, 2013 12:32 PM PT

Trump Fuels 2016 Speculation with Campaign Research

More than three years before either major party selects a nominee, speculation about potential 2016 Presidential candidates has already begun, fueled in part by the camp of one potential candidate, New York City real estate magnate and television personality Donald Trump. May 28, 2013 9:40 AM PT

Gomez on 'Pond Scum' Remark: 'Higher Approval Rating than Congress'

Republican Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez, who made headlines by calling his opponent in next month's Massachusetts special Senate election Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) "pond scum" for running an internet ad that compared Gomez to Osama bin Laden, doubled down by repeating the insult Friday afternoon on Boston's Howie Carr radio program. May 24, 2013 5:55 PM PT

ACLJ: Lerner Signed Invasive IRS Letters Sent to Tea Party Groups

On Thursday, Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), claimed that Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS's tax exempt unit, personally signed invasive letters sent to 15 Tea Party groups represented by the ACLJ. May 24, 2013 11:03 AM PT

IRS to Take Sequester 'Furlough Day'

Blaming the sequester, the IRS is "furloughing" employees for a day on Friday. In an internal email sent out on Monday, the IRS's Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support, Beth Tucker, told all IRS employees that "the IRS as an organization and all of us as employees are going through some difficult days." May 23, 2013 6:22 PM PT

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