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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DHS Official Blocked McAuliffe, GreenTech Fundraising as 'Impermissible' in 2010

Four months after Terry McAuliffe became chairman of GreenTech Automotive in March 2010, a decision by the California regional director of the Department of Homeland Security’s US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) found that the manner the firm was raising money from investors was "impermissible," which crippled the company's ability to solicit funds from foreign investors. Aug 11, 2013 4:06 PM PT

Where Did $37 Million Invested in McAuliffe's GreenTech Go?

Based upon published reports, GreenTech Automotive, the company the Democratic Party of Virginia's gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe served as chairman from 2010 to 2012, received at least $37.5 million in cash investments before McAuliffe resigned as chairman in December 2012. Aug 10, 2013 1:21 PM PT

Value of McAuliffe GreenTech Stock Could Play Role in SEC investigation

Last week, the Washington Post reported that the SEC was investigating Terry McAuliffe's GreenTech automotive company over the manner in which it solicited foreign investors. The paper reported that the SEC investigation centers "on alleged claims that the company 'guarantees returns' to the investors, according to government documents." A key part of this investigation will be to determine how McAuliffe valued his stock in the company. Aug 9, 2013 12:02 PM PT

Left Wing Evangelicals Invoke Gospel to Denounce All Amnesty Opponents

Predictions that the United States is in danger of becoming a religious theocracy took an interesting turn on Monday when a supporter of the George Soros backed Evangelical Immigration Table invoked the Gospel in a Washington Post op-ed denouncing opponents of the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill. Aug 8, 2013 11:40 AM PT

DHS Email: 'We Absolutely Gave Special Treatment to GreenTech' Visa Requests

An April 2013 email from a career Department of Homeland Security official released on Friday by the office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) stated that the Department of Homeland Security "absolutely gave special treatment" to green card visa applications filed by foreign national EB-5 investors in GreenTech Automotive, the company Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe served as chairman of from 2010 to 2012. Aug 3, 2013 2:42 PM PT

SEC Investigating McAuliffe's GreenTech Automotive

On Friday, a spokesman for GreenTech Automotive, the company Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe served as chairman from 2010 to 2012, confirmed to Breitbart News in an emailed statement that the company is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. "GreenTech Automotive," the official statement read, "has received a document subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is cooperating fully with the SEC staff." Aug 2, 2013 11:58 AM PT

Major Virginia Paper: 'Fast Terry' Film Rocks McAuliffe Campaign

The top political columnist at a major Virginia newspaper not known to favor conservative candidates wrote on Thursday that "Fast Terry," the new documentary film from Citizens United that portrays Clinton pal and former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe in a highly unfavorable light, "has come at a tough time for the Democratic nominee for governor." Aug 2, 2013 6:49 AM PT

Report: 'Fast Terry' Film Could Change Virginia Gubernatorial Election

"Fast Terry," the documentary film released by Citizens United less than a week ago, appears to have the potential to change the outcome of the Virginia gubernatorial election between the film's subject, Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe, and Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli. That is the conclusion of a report on a focus group conducted of likely Virginia voters by the respected Republican opinion research firm McLaughlin and Associates obtained by Breitbart News. Jul 31, 2013 3:11 PM PT

McAuliffe, GreenTech Investor Pitch Relies on Stricter Emission Standards

A 2009 Private Placement Memorandum designed to raise $50 million for GreenTech Automotive, the company where Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe served as chairman from March 2010 until December 2012, stated that the startup company's electric and hybrid vehicle operations are a "good business opportunity" due to the expectation that stricter emission standards will be enacted in the United States. Jul 30, 2013 10:34 AM PT

Virginia Democrats Organize Press Call, McAuliffe Takes No Questions

A heavily promoted press call organized by the Democratic Party of Virginia on women's issues designed to support the gubernatorial campaign of Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe lasted less than 15 minutes on Tuesday. It ended when the moderator closed the call without taking any questions from the press. Breitbart News was on the call and attempted to ask a question, but the system apparently did not recognize our attempt to pose an inquiry. Jul 30, 2013 10:16 AM PT

Major Virginia Paper: Film 'Fast Terry' Flays McAuliffe

On Monday the Virginian-Pilot published the first review of Fast Terry, the new documentary film produced by the conservative non-profit group Citizens United, and it is not good news for the film's subject, Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia. Jul 30, 2013 7:30 AM PT

Poll: Weiner Drops to Fourth Place in Mayoral Race

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner's bid to become mayor of New York City took another hit Monday when a poll released by Quinnipiac University showed that he has dropped to fourth place in the Democratic primary. Jul 29, 2013 3:57 PM PT


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