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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'Kentucky Kickback:' The Only Public Works Earmark in Debt Limit Deal

The recent debt limit deal negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) included only one earmark for a major public works project--an additional $2.1 billion authorization for the Olmsted Dam Project in McConnell's home state of Kentucky. Oct 21, 2013 12:31 PM PT

Washington Post Endorses Terry McAuliffe in VA Governor's Race

On October 12, the editorial board of the Washington Post endorsed Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia. Calling the endorsement a clear choice between "pragmatic and moderate or polarizing and provocative," the editorial board acknowledged that "many Virginia voters have expressed disappointment with both major party candidates for governor on next month’s ballot." Oct 21, 2013 10:12 AM PT

Cory Booker Wins New Jersey Senate Election

Newark's DemoNewark's Democratic mayor, Cory Booker, won the special election to succeed the late Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) in the United States Senate on Wednesday when Booker's Republican opponent, Steve Lonegan, conceded at 9:50 pm. Oct 16, 2013 7:25 PM PT

Hillary Clinton to Campaign for Scandal Plagued McAuliffe in Virginia

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is using her star power and communication skills to bolster the political chances of her long time ally, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, at a "Women for Terry" event in Northern Virginia this Saturday. Oct 16, 2013 7:26 AM PT

RNC Chair Priebus to Campaign for GOP's Lonegan in New Jersey Special Senate Election

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will campaign tonight at a get-out-the vote rally in Morristown, New Jersey with Steve Lonegan, the GOP candidate in tomorrow's special election to replace the late Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) in the United States Senate. Lonegan's aggressive campaign has thrown the error prone Democratic candidate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, off his game. Most recent polls suggest Lonegan has closed the gap in what was supposed to be a virtual coronation of Booker as Lautenberg's successor in the traditionally liberal Garden State. Oct 15, 2013 11:00 AM PT

Healthcare.gov Website Failure Contrasts with Obama Campaign's Tech Superiority

Less than a year after the Obama campaign's mastery of technology helped him to a re-election victory, his administration spent $634 million on the Healthcare.gov website. Its fiasco of a launch on October 1 is already considered by experts to be one of the greatest technological failures in recent memory. Oct 11, 2013 5:07 PM PT

Bloomberg Sends $1 Million to Floundering Booker NJ Senate Campaign

Recent polls in the New Jersey special Senate election, which will be held next week, indicate that Republican Senate nominee Steve Lonegan's hard charging attacks on Democratic Senate nominee and Newark Mayor Cory Booker have caused Garden State voters to re-examine the inevitable coronation of Booker as the successor to the late Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). Oct 7, 2013 4:46 PM PT

NYT Scolds Red States for Choosing Not to Expand Medicaid

The reporters and editors at the New York Times, which is rapidly losing its influence and market value, have decided it is time to tell all the flyover states in the country how they should be run. This comes as no surprise, nor does the policy battle chosen as the latest ideological hammer with which to bat the unenlightened rubes over the head: health care. Oct 4, 2013 2:17 PM PT

OFA Admits Polls Show Obamacare Unpopular

One of the featured speakers on an Organizing for Action (OFA) conference call Wednesday night designed to generate enthusiasm for President Obama's signature health care legislation among community organizers around the country, admitted on the call that Obamacare is unpopular in polls. The speaker, identified as David Cutler, advised those on the call to "help people" by banishing the term Obamacare and using the program's formal title, the Affordable Care Act, when encouraging friends and family to enroll. The Affordable Care Act, he explained, polls much better than Obamacare. Oct 3, 2013 5:58 AM PT

Polls Indicate Harry Reid's Government Shutdown Could Give GOP Control of Senate in 2014

Confident that the mainstream media will help place the blame for the looming government shutdown on the Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) refusal to negotiate with GOP leaders to avert that possibility may well be seen, in retrospect, as the turning point that lost the Senate for the Democrats in the 2014 mid-term elections. Oct 2, 2013 8:41 AM PT

McAuliffe Officially Joins Obama's War on Coal

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor in Virginia, has officially joined President Obama's war on coal. On Tuesday the Washington Post reported that McAuliffe said for the first time "that he supports EPA rules on coal-fired plants." Oct 1, 2013 4:11 PM PT

Poll: Cuccinelli Tied With McAuliffe in Race for Virginia Governor

A Newsmax/Zogby poll released on Monday that shows Republican Ken Cuccinelli has tied former Democratic front runner Terry McAuliffe sent shock waves through the Virginia political establishment that had until now written off Cuccinelli' chances of victory. The poll of likely Virginia voters conducted between September 27 and 29 shows that McAuliffe's lead over Cuccinelli has been cut to one tenth of one percent, 32.5 percent to 32.4 percent. In essence, the two candidates are in a virtual dead heat. Sep 30, 2013 7:20 PM PT

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