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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TIME: Tsarnaev's Islamist Cousin Acted as Guide During Russia Trip

On Wednesday, TIME Magazine reported that Tamerlan Tsarnaev's third cousin, Magomed Kartashov, served as his guide during his six month stay in the Dagestan region of Russia from January to July of 2012. The magazine refers to Kartashov as "one of the region's most prominent Islamists." May 10, 2013 5:28 PM PT

VA Lt. Gov. Race Turns Into Debate Over Opera House and Role of Government

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart, one of seven candidates for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor in Virginia, hit back at one of his opponents who questioned his support for the $46 million taxpayer funded Hylton Performing Arts Center, replete with an 1,100 seat opera house. On Thursday, Breitbart News reported that Virginia Delegate Scott Lingamfelter, also a candidate for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor, criticized Stewart for supporting the project funded mainly by the county government he heads. May 10, 2013 5:05 AM PT

Gomez Calls on State Department to Release Rules of Engagement for Libya

Gabriel Gomez, the Republican nominee in the June 25th Massachusetts special Senate election, told Boston radio talk show host Howie Carr on Wednesday that he will "absolutely" call on the State Department to release the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya. May 8, 2013 4:42 PM PT

Tea Party Supported Victorious Sanford; GOP Bosses Abandoned Him

Fresh from his stunning victory in Tuesday's special election to represent South Carolina's First Congressional District, Mark Sanford (R-SC) is poised to emerge as a thorn in the side to the members of the Washington Republican establishment who abandoned him. May 8, 2013 9:56 AM PT

Poll: Markey Only 4 Points Ahead of GOP's Gomez in MA Senate Race

PPP, the left leaning polling organization, released a poll on Friday that showed Democratic nominee Ed Markey clinging to a 44% to 40% lead over Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts special election to select a new Senator to take the place of now Secretary of State John Kerry. May 4, 2013 6:31 AM PT

Poll: Democrat Markey Leads GOP's Gomez by 6 in MA Senate Race

Two days after the Massachusetts primary election in which Ed Markey won the Democratic nomination and Gabriel Gomez won the Republican nomination, the Emerson College Polling Society released a poll that shows Markey has only a 42% to 36% lead over Gomez in the contest to select who will replace John Kerry in the Senate. Voters will make their choice in the special election on June 25. May 3, 2013 8:41 AM PT

Giuliani: Charge 3 College Suspects As Accessories to Murder of MIT Police Officer

On Thursday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told CNN that the three University of Massachusetts Dartmouth college students arrested Wednesday on charges related to the Boston Marathon bombings should also be charged as accessories to the murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier, who was allegedly killed by Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev on April 18. If they are liable for Officer Collier's murder, it is also possible that under the "felony murder" doctrine, Kadyrbayev ,Tazhayakov, and Phillipos may actually be responsible for two murders--that of Officer Collier and also alleged "Suspect #1," Tamerlan Tsarnaev. May 2, 2013 2:12 PM PT

CBS: Investigators Recover Bombing Suspect's Laptop Computer

On Thursday, CBS reporter Elaine Quijano told CBS This Morning that "sources tell CBS news the laptop [belonging to Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev] has been recovered." Investigators will be scouring through the contents of the laptop to determine if it contains any evidence related to the Boston Marathon bombings Dzhokhar and his now-deceased brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev are alleged to have committed. May 2, 2013 12:54 PM PT

Gomez, Markey Win Primaries in Massachusetts Senate Special Election

Gabriel Gomez, a 47 year old former Navy Seal turned business investor, won a convincing upset victory in Tuesday's Republican primary in the Massachusetts special election to replace Secretary of State John Kerry in the United States Senate. On the Democratic ballot, long time Congressman Ed Markey defeated fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch by a comfortable, though uninspiring, 58 to 42 margin. May 1, 2013 5:56 AM PT

Investigators Find Female DNA on Bomb Used in Boston Attack

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that "[i]nvestigators have found female DNA on at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks." It is unknown at this time whose DNA it may be "or whether that means a woman helped the two suspects carry out the attacks, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe." Apr 30, 2013 7:11 AM PT

FedEx CEO: 'Oil Has Become a Geopolitical Weapon'

On Thursday Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, a company that consumes "over 1.5 billion gallons" of gasoline per year, told a gathering at the libertarian oriented Cato Institute that "oil has become a geopolitical weapon of choice, both for U.S. interests and against U.S. interests." Apr 28, 2013 2:13 PM PT

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