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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First Responders, Medical Personnel Save Lives in Boston 'War Zone'

As the search for suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday that caused three deaths and 175 casualties continued, the superb performance of first responders, medical professionals, and Boston’s hospital personnel appears to have saved the lives of many of those who were severely wounded in the explosions. Apr 17, 2013 6:33 AM PT

Alleged McConnell Eavesdropper Was 2012 DNC Delegate

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Shawn Reilly, Executive Director of Progress Kentucky and one of two left wing activists alleged by Jacob Conway to have made the surreptitious recording of aides to Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention representing Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District. Apr 12, 2013 4:18 PM PT

DC Consultants Honor Romney On-line Media Consultants for 2012 Campaign

Last Friday, the American Association of Political Consultants honored Targeted Victory, the consulting firm that was paid more than $96 million by the Republican National Committee and the Romney campaign during the 2012 election cycle. The AAPC is the largest association of political consultants in the country. Apr 12, 2013 2:36 PM PT

Alleged McConnell Eavesdropper Organized Occupy Louisville

Curtis Morrison, one of two left wing activists associated with Progress Kentucky that Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee member Jacob Conway alleges made the surreptitious recording of a private campaign meeting of Senator Mitch McConnell, was one of the organizers of the 2011 Occupy Louisville protests. Apr 12, 2013 10:16 AM PT

Stepdaughter of Slain DA: Murder Was 'Domestic Terrorism'

On Monday, local Dallas television station CBS 11 reported that Christina Foreman, stepdaughter of slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and daughter of his murdered wife Cynthia McLelland, called their killings "domestic terrorism." Apr 10, 2013 12:57 PM PT

Steep Decline in Wisconsin Public Union Membership

When public employees are given the freedom to choose, the Wisconsin experience indicates that the private sector trend of diminished union membership will also extend into the public sector. Apr 9, 2013 6:37 AM PT

RNC Spokesman: Chief of Staff Was Really Criticizing 'Consultants Whose Only Goal Is to Make Money'

In his comments on Tuesday, Breitbart News reported that "[a]ccording to our source, Shields stated that he is totally eager and willing to remove 'the professional right' from the GOP. 'They won’t come to us and ask. They just send out lies and ask for money. I have to tear up mailings at my own parents’ house and tell them which emails to delete,' he said, according to the source." Apr 8, 2013 7:58 AM PT

RNC Spokesman: Chief of Staff's Remarks 'Inartful'

Sean Spicer, Director of Communications at the Republican National Committee, told Breitbart News Friday that the comments RNC Chief of Staff Mike Shields made on Tuesday about "the professional right" and the conservative grassroots were "inartful." Apr 5, 2013 2:58 PM PT

RNC Declares War on Conservative Grassroots

At a meeting of the Ripon Society held in Washington, D.C.'s exclusive Capitol Hill Club on Tuesday, new Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Mike Shields effectively declared war on the conservative grassroots. In a strong attack, Shields coined a new derogatory term, "the professional right," to refer to groups that have publicly criticized the recent RNC "Autopsy" report. Apr 4, 2013 2:45 PM PT

West Virginia Sheriff Shot Dead While Eating Lunch in Patrol Car

On Wednesday, Walter Eugene Crum, Sheriff of Mingo County, West Virginia, was shot dead while eating lunch in his patrol car just a few blocks from the Mingo County Courthouse. The suspect, Tennis Melvin Maynard, age 37, fled the scene after shooting the sheriff twice at point blank range. He was captured and arrested a few miles away after being injured in a gunfight with police officers. He is expected to survive his injuries. Apr 4, 2013 12:36 PM PT

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