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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New Group, Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration, Opposes Gang of 8 Bill

On Friday, Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration, an informal group of well-respected evangelical Christians announced its opposition to the Gang of Eight immigration bill. The group, recently organized by Kelly Monroe Kullberg, founder of the Veritas Forum and co-author and editor of Finding God at Harvard, featured a letter written to members of Congress by Kullberg outlining the Biblical principles on which opposition to the bill is based on its website and Facebook page. Jun 19, 2013 5:39 AM PT

Glenn Beck to Speak at Steve King's Immigration Event at Capitol Wednesday

On Friday Congressman Steve King (R-IA) announced he will be hosting a day long press conference/Lincoln-Douglas style debate on the "Gang of 8" immigration bill this Wednesday on the East Lawn of the Capitol grounds. King's event will begin at 9 am, break at noon so participants can walk to the West Lawn to join the two hour "Audit the IRS" rally hosted by the Tea Party Patriots at noon that day, then will resume at 2 pm and continue until 5 pm. Jun 17, 2013 12:07 PM PT

Attack on Gomez's Business Career by Democrats Backfires

Last Thursday, the Boston Globe published a critical article about Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez's business career that was immediately picked up and repeated by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. But the central claim of the charge--that Advent International, the company that Gomez worked for, had shipped jobs from one Massachusetts company to China--backfired. Jun 17, 2013 5:05 AM PT

AFP Blasts Boehner over Farm Bill

On Thursday, Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity, blasted Boehner's support for the farm bill. "It is disappointing to see Speaker Boehner express support for the 2013 Farm Bill, which has become little more than a bloated spending bill stuffed with $940 billion in welfare and corporate cronyism," Phillips said in a released statement. Jun 17, 2013 5:02 AM PT

Bill Clinton Props Up Lackluster Markey; Gomez within Striking Distance

On Saturday Bill Clinton appeared at a campaign rally in Worcester, Massachusetts to prop up the lackluster campaign of Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA), the Democratic nominee in next Tuesday's special election to replace John Kerry in the Senate. Recent polls show that Markey's Republican opponent, former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez, is within striking distance. Democratic party officials, concerned that Gomez could pull off a Scott Brown style upset victory, have called in all the big names of the party and revved up their attack ads on Gomez in recent weeks. Jun 16, 2013 9:58 AM PT

Gomez Calls Fellow Republican a 'Moron' for Rape Remark

On Wednesday, Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate in the Massachusetts special election to replace John Kerry in the Senate, called fellow Republican Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) "a moron" for comments he made in a House committee hearing on Wednesday about abortions of pregnancies that result from rape. Jun 13, 2013 3:37 PM PT

MA: Markey Stumbles On Budget Deficit: 'It's Not Math, It's Arithmetic'

On Tuesday night Gabriel Gomez, the ex-Navy Seal and Republican nominee for Senate, successfully painted his opponent, 37 year Democratic Congressman Ed Markey, as a Washington insider in the second debate between the two candidates competing to win John Kerry's seat in the Senate from Massachusetts. Markey re-enforced that characterization when he offered a defense for his decades of Washington service and his role in generating massive federal budget deficits and a huge national debt. Jun 12, 2013 7:08 AM PT

Rubio Invokes Bible to Defend Immigration Bill

On Tuesday Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) cited "Biblical compassion" as a reason to support the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill. Rubio told CBN that he supports the bill because “[o]ur faith has always been about compassion and it compels you to do something." Jun 12, 2013 5:04 AM PT

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

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