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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Watch: Eric Cantor Booed By Tea Party Activists

On Saturday, while the votes were being counted in Tea Party-backed Fred Gruber's  685 to 636 vote victory over Linwood Cobb for the important job of district chairman of the 7th Congressional District Republican Committee, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) delivered a seven minute speech that may go down as one of the classic meltdowns of the 2014 Republican primary season. May 13, 2014 6:40 AM PT

Boehner Allies Look to Take Out Justin Amash

Brimming with confidence after Tuesday's primary election victories, key leaders of the Republican establishment in Michigan are targeting Tea Party Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) in August's Republican primary in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District. May 9, 2014 10:30 AM PT

Tea Party Grapples With Tuesday Losses

In the war between the GOP Establishment and the Tea Party, Tuesday was a bloody day for the Tea Party, and some activists and national conservative leaders are already discussing what went wrong. May 8, 2014 2:37 PM PT

Tillis Wins, Avoids Runoff In Establishment Victory

North Carolina state house speaker Thom Tillis vanquished two conservative opponents in the state's GOP Senate primary, and according to early returns is above the 40 percent threshold he needs to avoid a runoff. May 6, 2014 6:33 PM PT

Will Tillis Clear 40 Percent In NC GOP Senate Primary?

The GOP Senate primary in North Carolina Tuesday is the first real test of the battle between the Republican Establishment and the Tea Party of the 2014 election cycle, but the Establishmen's pick, North Carolina state House Speaker Tillis, is heading into election day the firm favorite. May 5, 2014 5:42 PM PT

In NC, Incumbent Dem Senator Wades Into GOP Primary

An unexpected new player has entered the advertising wars in advance of tomorrow's North Carolina Republican U.S. Senate primary. The campaign of incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), who voted for Obamacare and continues to support it, has paid for radio ads and direct mailers attacking Republican establishment backed Thom Tillis because he once called Obamacare "a good idea." May 5, 2014 10:14 AM PT

Pro-Amnesty Evangelicals Swarm Capitol Hill

Two hundred fifty left-wing Evangelicals, part of a coalition that calls itself the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), swarmed Capitol Hill Monday to lobby an estimated 100 Republican Congressmen in support of amnesty for illegal aliens. May 5, 2014 8:57 AM PT

Oklahoma Grassroots Activists Register Discontent With T.W. Shannon

A group of 32 local Oklahoma Tea Party, 9-12, and liberty movement activists have written an open letter disagreeing with a series of high-profile Tea Party affiliated individuals and groups who have endorsed the candidacy of former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon in the GOP Senate primary there. Apr 29, 2014 3:17 PM PT

John Boehner's Tea Party Whopper

Politicians may be known for stretching the truth, but Speaker John Boehner's claim he's attended “hundreds of Tea Party events” over the past four years apparently pulled it well past the point of breaking. Apr 25, 2014 7:46 PM PT

McConnell Pounces on Video of Bevin at Cockfighting Rally

Citing an explosive undercover video taken at a March 29 cockfighting rally that aired Thursday in a Louisville television station's investigative report, a spokesperson for Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday called his primary opponent, Matt Bevin, a pathological liar. Apr 25, 2014 12:24 PM PT

Warren Ancestry Scapegoat Leads Back To Her

As Elizabeth Warren tells it in her new book, A Fighting Chance, it all began with a single question from the press about a long-ago forgotten Harvard Crimson story. Apr 24, 2014 5:52 PM PT

Tea Party Scores Another Victory in FL GOP Congressional Primary

The Tea Party scored another electoral victory in a Republican Congressional primary in Florida on Tuesday. In a special election caused by the resignation of disgraced former Rep Trey Radel (R-FL), Tea Party-backed Curt Clawson, a relatively unknown businessman, won a decisive victory that makes him the odds-on favorite to be the next member of the House of Representatives from Florida's 19th Congressional District. Apr 24, 2014 8:27 AM PT

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