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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Prosecutors Defend Decision to Charge Zimmerman

After George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin, Angela Corey, State Attorney in Florida's 4th Circuit Court, defended the decision to bring charges against Zimmerman at a press conference. Jul 13, 2013 8:22 PM PT

IRS Official Lois Lerner Wants Immunity to Testify Before Congress

On Tuesday, William W. Taylor III, attorney for Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal who invoked her Fifth amendment rights before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22, set forward his client's hard line conditions to return and testify openly before the committee. Jul 6, 2013 6:57 AM PT

McConnell 'What Rymes with Alison Lundergan Grimes?' Video Goes Viral

On July 2, the campaign of 71-year-old Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a YouTube video attacking his 34-year-old Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. The unusual campaign ad has already gone viral, attracting more than 400,000 views in just two days. Jul 5, 2013 12:40 PM PT

McAuliffe Supports Obama's 'War on Coal' Despite New Campaign Rhetoric

On July 1 the Democratic Party's candidate for governor in Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, attempted to rhetorically distance himself from President Obama's war on coal last week. But McAuliffe is returning to his anti-coal industry themes. McAuliffe was joined on the campaign trail in Charlottesville and Blacksburg by former University of Virginia professor Michael Mann, the academic whose controversial global warming research is relied upon by liberals who want to kill coal and subsidize "clean energy." Jul 3, 2013 8:38 AM PT

Coburn: Immigration Bill 'Border Stimulus for Contractors,' Not Border Security

When the Senate passed the 1,200 page immigration bill last week (officially called the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act") less than six days after receiving the final version, its unlikely any of the 68 Senators who voted in favor of it had read the entire bill. As the details of what the bill actually contains become known to the general public, its supporters are now scrambling to defend the huge financial rewards they've given to several politically well connected defense contractors in the hastily passed legislation. Jul 3, 2013 7:04 AM PT

Politico: GOP Wins in Congress Make It 'Too Conservative' for Presidency

On Monday, Alex Isenstadt of Politico offered some unsolicited advice to Republicans. Like so many elected Democrats in Congress these days, Mr. Isenstadt expressed concern for the long term political prospects of the Republican party. Not surprisingly, Mr. Isenstadt's advice to Republicans can be summed up in three words: stop being conservative. Jul 2, 2013 6:46 AM PT

Inspector General: 'No Indication' IRS Targeted Progressives Like Tea Party

J. Russell George, the Treasury Department's inspector general for tax administration and author of the May 14 TIGTA report on Tea Party targeting by the IRS, sent a letter dated Wednesday to Congressman Sandy Levin (D-MI) in which he stated, "Our audit did not find evidence that the IRS used the ‘progressives’ identifier as selection criteria for potential political cases between May 2010 and May 2012." Jun 28, 2013 3:12 PM PT

Soros-Backed Evangelical Front Group Prays for Amnesty at Capitol

On Wednesday morning, a dozen supporters of the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT) gathered to pray at the Peace Circle adjacent to the West Lawn of the Capitol building in support of the passage of the Gang of Eight immigration bill. The prayer session, which lasted for half an hour, took place in front of a large parked truck whose side panel was a sign that said "Praying for Immigrants. Praying for Congress." Jun 26, 2013 2:04 PM PT

Markey Defeats Gomez in Massachusetts Senate Race

Massachusetts voters selected Democratic Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) to replace John Kerry in the United States Senate in a special election on Tuesday. Markey beat Gabriel Gomez, his Republican challenger, by a tighter than expected 8 point margin, 54% to 46% with 90% of the precincts reporting. Jun 25, 2013 6:45 PM PT

Scott Brown Stumps for Gabriel Gomez

On the eve of the Massachusetts special election to replace John Kerry in the United States Senate, former Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) stumped for Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez at a rally in Quincy. Most polls show Democratic candidate Ed Markey, a 37 year incumbent Congressman, holds a comfortable lead over Gomez. Jun 25, 2013 5:01 AM PT

Soros-Backed Evangelical Front Group Prays for Rushed Passage of Gang of 8 Bill

Representatives of the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), a group whose recent $250,000 ad campaign was paid for in part by the George Soros funded National Immigration Forum, have announced that they will be praying near the steps of the Capitol for the immediate passage of the Gang of Eight immigration bill when the Senate votes on the Corker Amendment on Monday. Jun 23, 2013 1:33 PM PT

Polls Show Markey Leads in MA, Low Democrat Turnout Could Help Gomez

Every recent poll shows Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) holds a lead over his Republican opponent, former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, in the Massachusetts special election to replace John Kerry in the Senate next Tuesday, but all hope is not lost for Gomez. Jun 22, 2013 12:26 PM PT

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