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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Tea Party Patriots Sues IRS

On Tuesday, the fifth anniversary of the 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies that forced the mainstream media to acknowledge the existence of the Tea Party movement, Tea Party Patriots filed a lawsuit in federal court against the IRS and the Department of Treasury. The suit demanded the release of key documents the group has requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) related to the treatment of Tea Party groups. Apr 17, 2014 6:46 AM PT

On 5th Anniversary Of Tax Day Rally, Tea Party Looks To Influence Elections

Five years after an estimated one million Tea Party activists turned out at more than 900 rallies across the country on April 15, 2009 to participate in the historic national Tax Day Tea Party, there are only a few such rallies on tax day, 2014. But leading Tea Party activists say the movement has moved on to a more sophisticated strategy of playing in local and national elections. Apr 15, 2014 11:55 AM PT

South Carolina Tea Party Leader Endorses One of Lindsey Graham's Challengers

The possibility that opponents of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will coalesce around a single challenger in the June Republican U.S. Senate primary in South Carolina took an interesting turn on Monday when an influential Tea Party leader in the state endorsed attorney Bill Connor, who has lagged in both the polls and fundraising. Apr 15, 2014 7:52 AM PT

Professor Hopes To Be Tea Party's David To Eric Cantor's Goliath

David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, is hoping to play the role of David to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Goliath in this June's Republican primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District. But he's got his work cut out for him. Apr 13, 2014 8:32 PM PT

Al Franken Issues Dire Warning over Palin Endorsement of GOP Rival

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is having a bit of a freak out out over Sarah Palin's endorsement on Thursday of state senator Julianne Ortman, the leading candidate to win the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in Minnesota and challenge him in the November general election. Apr 7, 2014 7:07 PM PT

Glenn Beck: Matt Bevin 'Called of God'

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky--Speaking at Saturday's FreePAC Kentucky gathering sponsored by FreedomWorks, talk radio host Glenn Beck said of Matt Bevin, the Tea Party-endorsed challenger to Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in next month's Kentucky GOP primary, "I believe that man was called of God." Apr 5, 2014 9:09 PM PT

Tea Party: Paul Ryan's New Budget A Work of April Fool's Day Fiction

On Tuesday, Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, released his proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which increases spending in 2015 and 2016 but would balance the budget within ten years with planned cuts in out years that are more speculative. Apr 1, 2014 9:29 AM PT

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