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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City of Memphis Purchases Minor League Baseball Stadium for $19.5 Million

The City of Memphis has agreed to purchase AutoZone Park, home of the minor league baseball Memphis Redbirds, for $19.5 million from Fundamental Advisors, the Wall Street firm that purchased both the team and the stadium for the bargain price of $24 million in 2010. Jan 29, 2014 11:30 AM PT

Feds Reviewing Case Against Russian National Charged with WMD Possession

On Monday, the FBI and federal prosecutors were still reviewing the case against Vladislav Miftakhov, the 19-year old Russian national who was arrested Friday in Pennsylvania and charged with "possessing a weapon of mass destruction," according to the Associated Press. Jan 28, 2014 2:06 PM PT

Russian National Facing WMD Charges Represented by Private Attorney

Vladislav Miftakhov, the 19-year old engineering student charged with "possessing weapons of mass destruction" by the Altoona, Pennsylvania Police Department on Friday, will be represented by a private defense attorney and not a public defender, Breitbart News confirmed on Monday. Jan 27, 2014 8:21 AM PT

Wendy Davis Gave Up Custody of Youngest Daughter in 2005 Divorce

It's one of the most striking details in Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's life uncovered by Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater: in 2005, Davis, apparently eager to advance her career, relinquished custody of not just her child with her second husband, Jeffry Davis, but also her first child from another marriage. Jan 22, 2014 10:17 AM PT

NY Dem Bill Owens to Retire, House GOP Eyes Seat

In a shocking blow to the Democratic Party's hope to regain control of the House of Representatives, upstate New York Congressman Bill Owens (D-NY) announced on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in 2014. Jan 14, 2014 3:00 PM PT

Report: Commissioners Evaded 'Open Meeting' Laws to Accelerate Approval of Braves Stadium

According to the article, "[a]t least twice in November, Braves boosters briefed Cobb commissioners privately on plans to help build the ball club a $672 million stadium, officials who were in the meetings say. Lawyers, department heads, Braves bigwigs, and chamber-of-commerce types attended at various times—but the taxpayers who will foot much of the bill were kept in the dark." Jan 13, 2014 9:20 AM PT

Darrell Issa Demands Answers from Eric Holder on 'Operation Choke Point' Bank Shakedown

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the Economic Growth Subcommittee, sent a harsh letter to Attorney General Holder Wednesday accusing the Department of Justice of abusing its power and intimidating banks through its "Operation Choke Point." Jan 9, 2014 2:10 PM PT

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