Tag: Patrick Leahy

Chuck Schumer Latest Democrat to Donate Campaign Cash from Harvey Weinstein

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) will donate campaign contributions he received from Harvey Weinstein to charity, his spokesman said Friday, joining at least three other Democrats who have pledged to donate their contributions after a New York Times exposé published Thursday detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood super-producer and Democratic Party power player.

Neil Gorsuch, shown here on March 20, faces a confirmation vote in the Senate on his Supreme Court nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee Sends Gorsuch Through for Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee, in a party-line 11-9 vote Monday, has passed Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace conservative stalwart Justice Antonin Scalia, setting up a full Senate confirmation vote for April 7.

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Senate Democrats Condemn Obama for Anti-Israel UN Vote

Some Senate Democrats have issued scathing statements against President Barack Obama and his administration’s decision to break with longstanding tradition to veto anti-Israel resolutions, choosing, instead, to abstain from voting in a United Nations Security Council vote. The vote called for

The chair of Justice Antonin Scalia is draped in black following his death on February 13, 2016

White House and Senate Republicans Wrangle over Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is quietly strategizing with Senate Democrats about how to push a Supreme Court nominee to confirmation this year, while Republicans show no sign of flinching in their promise to let the American people decide this issue in November.

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EB-5 Immigration Program Susceptible To Fraud

The immigration program for wealthy investors — the Employment-Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Investor Program or EB-5 — is vulnerable to fraud, new a Government Accountability Office report reveals.

Free Speech Is Winning, Thanks to Citizens United

Free Speech Is Winning, Thanks to Citizens United

In the nearly five years since Citizens United v. FEC was decided, more Americans than ever are exercising their First Amendment rights and engaging in political speech. The results are in: political speech and spending are up. While spending is

Feds Move to Replace Lenders With the Post Office

Feds Move to Replace Lenders With the Post Office

The Office of Inspector General released a white paper in January, advocating for the United States Post Office to offer alternative financial services (AFS) such as bill payment, check cashing, and small-dollar loans. The timing of the paper’s release suggests

Traditional USA Wins with Coca-Cola's 'E Pluribus Unum' Disclaimer

Traditional USA Wins with Coca-Cola's 'E Pluribus Unum' Disclaimer

Michael Patrick Leahy appeared on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125. He declared that Coca-Cola’s inclusion of the “E Pluribus Unum” disclaimer in its “America the Beautiful” ad, broadcast during the opening ceremony of the Sochi Games last Friday,

Colbert Mocks Breitbart's Leahy over Coca-Cola Super Bowl Ad

Colbert Mocks Breitbart's Leahy over Coca-Cola Super Bowl Ad

Comedian Stephen Colbert took a swing at Breitbart’s own Michael Patrick Leahy on Monday evening, setting him up as the target in a liberal pushback against conservatives who criticized Coca-Cola’s commercial during the Super Bowl. The 60-second spot features children

Schumer Seeks to Extend Ban on 3D Guns

The federal law that bans 3D guns is set to expire on December 9, and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is seeking an extension of the law.  Schumer is alarmed that anyone with $1000 and access to the Internet can obtain

NSA Scandal: Keep Fighting for Civil Liberties

NSA Scandal: Keep Fighting for Civil Liberties

The American people are in an uproar over the revelation that the National Security Agency (NSA) has gathered billions of phone and Internet records from millions of American citizens. In response, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has now

Immigration Bill Riddled with Pork

Immigration Bill Riddled with Pork

Lobbyists for resorts, au pair agencies, and the seafood industry successfully slipped special-interest perks into the Senate immigration bill, reports USA Today. And Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) successfully fought to include in the bill a $1.5 billion taxpayer-funded set aside