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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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

Citizens Protest US Attorney's Attempt to Curb Free Speech

William Killian, the U.S. Attorney for East Tennessee appointed by Barack Obama in 2010, proved to be an unpopular speaker at an event held in Manchester, Tennessee on Tuesday by the recently formed American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee. An overflow crowd of 1,000 local conservative and Tea Party activists greeted Killian's presentation, which one attendee dismissed as "canned," with cries of "traitor," "resign," and "go home." Jun 6, 2013 9:33 AM PT

An Angry Weiner Bristles When Dem Activists Question Mayoral Run

On Wednesday, an angry Anthony Weiner bristled when voters and Democratic political activists questioned the propriety of his campaign for Mayor of New York City, in light of the notorious Twitter scandal that forced him to resign from Congress in disgrace two years ago. Jun 6, 2013 6:22 AM PT

Gomez Puts Markey on Defensive in Massachusetts Senate Debate

Gomez began the evening by attacking Markey as a Washington insider unfamiliar with Massachusetts. "After 37 years in D.C., welcome back to Boston." he said. "You are basically Washington, D.C. I'm sorry, sir, but you are." Jun 6, 2013 5:51 AM PT

Evangelical Leader Provides Voice for Pro-Immigration Soros Front Group

Lynne Hybels, co-founder of the well respected Willow Creek Community Church, an often copied Chicago area evangelical mega-church, has become a national voice for the front group for the George Soros funded National Immigration Forum, a leading advocate for the crony capitalist laden Schumer-Rubio "Gang of Eight" immigration bill. Jun 5, 2013 9:43 AM PT

Cook Political Report Moves Markey-Gomez Senate Race to 'Toss-Up'

On Thursday, the well respected Cook Political Report moved the Massachusetts special Senate election that pits Democratic Congressman Ed Markey against Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez from "leans Democratic" to "toss-up." Jun 2, 2013 4:52 PM PT

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