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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Did Shoeless Joe Jackson Take the Money?

The end of the calendar year is typically the time that Presidents and other authorities grant pardons to convicted criminals or reinstatements to those deemed "ineligible." More than ninety years after the most famous lifetime ban in history, it seems unlikely that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will ever reinstate "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball. Jan 1, 2014 7:28 PM PT

Pope Francis Blesses Pro-Life Mass in Spain

On Sunday, Pope Francis delivered a blessing to a huge crowd of Roman Catholics attending an open air mass and rally in Madrid. The event was organized to show support for a recent proposal, made by Spain's conservative government, to restrict abortions. Dec 30, 2013 5:14 PM PT

DC Mayor to Nationals: Build Your Own $300 Million Roof

In late November media reports surfaced that Washington Nationals majority owner Ted Lerner met with Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray over the summer and made an outlandish pitch. Lerner asked the District of Columbia, which financed and owns the $611 million state-of-the-art Nationals Park that opened in 2008, to spend an additional $300 million on the facility to provide it with a retractable roof. Gray, who waited four months to make the details of the meeting public, said that he rejected the request made during a brief 15-minute meeting held at city offices in July. Dec 27, 2013 2:15 PM PT

City of Memphis Delays Vote on Baseball Stadium Bailout

Financial realities and public opposition could delay the proposed deal indefinitely. According to the state of Tennessee, the city of Memphis does not enjoy sound financial health even before undertaking a problematic additional $15 million in debt to purchase the financially troubled stadium. If the Memphis City Council refuses to approve the plan to issue $15 million in bonds to purchase AutoZone Park when it meets on January 7th, the St. Louis Cardinals are expected to withdraw their offer to purchase the Memphis Redbirds. Dec 26, 2013 5:18 PM PT

Four Tea Party Challengers to Lindsey Graham Vie for One-on-One in Runoff Election

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Joe Dugan, the executive producer of next month's South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, said that the gathering of more than 600 Tea Party activists will play a critical role in efforts to defeat incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in June's Republican primary. Dec 20, 2013 12:10 AM PT

Leftist Catholics Wary of Koch $1M Donation to Catholic University

On Friday, a group of left-wing Catholic academics bashed the Tea Party in a letter to John Garvey, President of Catholic University. They objected to the school's recent acceptance of a $1 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation to help fund a new school of business. Dec 17, 2013 3:44 AM PT

Pope Francis Clarifies: 'Marxist Ideology Is Wrong'

In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa published Sunday, Pope Francis offered a clarification of the economic views he articulated in his November 24th apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. "The Marxist ideology is wrong," he told La Stampa. The pontiff added that "I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people." Dec 16, 2013 3:10 PM PT

Astrodome Gave Birth to Modern Crony Capitalism in Sports

The Astrodome was the first domed stadium. It blazed the path for the modern sports stadium. No earlier sports stadium contained its previously unknown levels of opulence, both on and off the field. The Astrodome also set a new standard for the role of public financing in the construction of professional sports stadiums. Dec 14, 2013 12:30 PM PT

Catholic Hospital Spokesman Thanks Breitbart News for Role in ESPN's Reversal on Ad

In an exclusive statement made to Breitbart News on Thursday, Dan Buck, Vice President of Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation, thanked Breitbart News for the role its reporting played in ESPN's reversal on Thursday of its initial decision to reject a Foundation ad that mentioned "God" and "Jesus." Dec 12, 2013 3:20 PM PT

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