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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Paul Krugman Moves Down the Academic Food Chain from Princeton to CUNY

In a surprising move, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman announced in his New York Times blog last week that he is moving his academic home from Princeton University to the City University of New York (CUNY) in 2015. Though the two campuses are physically separated by less than 100 miles, the prestige and reputation gap between the two is enormous. Mar 6, 2014 1:03 AM PT

Federal Judge Denies Bail to Russian National Bombing Suspect

Federal District Judge Kim Gibson denied bail late Friday to Vladislav Miftakhov, the 18-year-old Russian national arrested January 24 on bomb-making charges in Altoona, Pennsylvania. WEAR TV reported Gibson "ruled that Vladislav Miftakhov will not be going home with his parents" and will instead "remain in jail until his trial." Feb 28, 2014 5:09 PM PT

Dem Congressional Candidate Too 'Sick' to Work but Not to Campaign

The Congressional campaign of Maine State Senator Emily Cain (D-Orono) acknowledged Wednesday that she spoke at a fundraiser for her campaign Tuesday night after missing a meeting of the State Senate Appropriations Committee on which she serves earlier the same day – an absence one of her colleagues attributed to her being "sick." Feb 27, 2014 2:56 PM PT

Rand Paul Touches the Stove

"Conservatives still like Rand Paul, but they're disappointed that he's supporting Mitch McConnell. It goes against everything Rand Paul says he stands for," said Matt Hoskins, the head of Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee formerly helmed by Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. Feb 24, 2014 10:20 AM PT

UAW Asks NLRB to Void Union Loss at Tennessee Volkswagen Plant

The United Auto Workers (UAW) filed a legal challenge late Friday with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to the certification of the organizing vote it lost last Friday at Volkswagen's auto plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The challenge was submitted just hours before the seven day post-election filing deadline expired. Feb 22, 2014 1:13 AM PT

Matt Bevin Struggles to Explain Pro-TARP Letter

A new document obtained by Breitbart News undermines another facet of Matt Bevin's explanations for his signature on a 2008 pro-TARP bailout letter sent from an investment firm he served as president. Bevin is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary. Feb 19, 2014 5:40 PM PT

UAW President: Sen. Bob Corker 'Intimidated' Volkswagen Workers to Reject Union

On Monday, UAW President Bob King, embittered at his union's 712 to 626 loss in Friday's election among workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, blamed Tennessee Republican politicians for the stinging defeat. King told MSNBC's Ed Schultz, "Sen. [Bob] Corker [R-TN] entered into the fray just to intimidate workers." Feb 19, 2014 1:22 PM PT

Federal Judge Orders Russian National WMD Suspect Released on Bail

Vladislav Miftakhov, the 18-year-old Russian national who was arrested on January 24 and charged by Pennsylvania authorities with several state felonies for possessing "weapons of mass destruction," was granted his release on bail Tuesday by a federal judge. Feb 15, 2014 2:31 AM PT

Experts Pan Bevin TARP Support Excuse

Matt Bevin, campaigning for Kentucky's Senate seat in the Republican primary, said his signature on a document expressing support for the 2008 Wall Street bailouts was just a formality. But legal experts -- including Bevin's own lawyer -- are dismissing the excuse. Feb 14, 2014 8:17 AM PT

Atlanta Braves Full Speed Ahead With New Stadium Despite Potential Lawsuits

Despite the threat of lawsuits from several Cobb County grassroots organizations who believe Cobb County should not provide $300 million of public funding for the proposed new $672 million Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County, the Braves and the county are proceeding full speed ahead. Feb 11, 2014 1:17 PM PT

Presidential Historian: Coca-Cola's Revised Ad Shows Americans Still See Country as 'Melting Pot'

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, presidential historian Craig Shirley said that Coca-Cola's decision to revise their controversial "America the Beautiful" ad and specifically reference America's unofficial motto, "E Pluribus Unum," in the ad's opening segment shows that the company quickly understood their original ad missed the mark with the majority of Americans. Feb 8, 2014 8:14 PM PT

Tea Party Activists Cheer Coca-Cola Surrender

Several Tea Party activists are cheering Coca-Cola's decision to add a patriotic disclaimer to its controversial "America the Beautiful" ad that features children singing the deeply patriotic anthem in foreign languages. Feb 8, 2014 5:34 PM PT

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