Tag: Patrick Leahy

Senators Introduce Bill to Declassify FISA Court Rulings

Senators Introduce Bill to Declassify FISA Court Rulings

Eight senators sponsored a bill on Tuesday that would declassify rulings made by courts that operate under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) were joined by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dean

Senate committee takes up immigration bill

Senate committee takes up immigration bill

(AP) Senate committee takes up immigration billBy ERICA WERNERAssociated PressWASHINGTONA bill to enact dramatic changes to the nation’s immigration system and put some 11 million immigrants here illegally on a path to citizenship is facing its first congressional test. The

Gay Rights Amendment May Kill Immigration Bill

Gay Rights Amendment May Kill Immigration Bill

A gay rights provision Democrats want to insert in the Senate’s immigration bill may ultimately kill the legislation. According to Politico, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has told gay rights groups that he will introduce an amendment next

Progress Kentucky Accuser Backs Off One Target

Progress Kentucky Accuser Backs Off One Target

The Democratic Party official who accused two Progress Kentucky activists of recording a conversation between Sen. Mitch McConnell and campaign aides is now retracting his allegations against one of the two men, saying his memory may have been faulty, according

RNC Chief Apologizes to Grass-Roots

RNC Chief Apologizes to Grass-Roots

Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an email, sent by RNC Chief of Staff Mike Shields on Monday. The email, to the leadership of the RNC, apologizes for any misunderstanding about remarks Shields made last week to a meeting of the

Levin On GOP: 'Clean It Out'

Levin On GOP: 'Clean It Out'

On his radio show Friday, conservative host Mark Levin praised a Breitbart News article by Michael Patrick Leahy titled “RNC Declares War on Conservative Grassroots”

Seanators Kirk, Durbin Working On Bipartisan Gun Control

Seanators Kirk, Durbin Working On Bipartisan Gun Control

Senator Kirk Press Release: WASHINGTON – Illinois’ two Senators, Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), unveiled a new bill today to combat straw purchasing and gun

US Senate Gun Bill Addresses Mental Health

US Senate Gun Bill Addresses Mental Health

Republicans teamed up with Democrats Wednesday to introduce gun control legislation in the US Senate that aims to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. It is one of a handful of new bills, including a beefed-up

DOJ Memo Undercuts Gun Trafficking Bill Justification

DOJ Memo Undercuts Gun Trafficking Bill Justification

A bipartisan group of Senators are coalescing around a bill against gun trafficking, but the reasoning they present for supporting the legislation has been undercut by an internal DOJ memo uncovered two weeks ago. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin

Democrats Double Down on Universal Background Checks

Democrats Double Down on Universal Background Checks

On Feb. 28, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) will bring up four pieces of gun control legislation for a vote–an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, a measure against gun trafficking, and a universal expansion of the current background

Campaign Finance Shenanigans Uncovered In Maine Senate Race

Campaign Finance Shenanigans Uncovered In Maine Senate Race

Watch this at WRKO Three Wall Street billionaires, Michael Bloomberg, Peter Ackerman, and John Burbank III, have funded Americans Elect, an organization that has spent more than $800,000 in the past three weeks in support of Independent Angus King’s campaign

Why CNN Is Failing

Why CNN Is Failing

CNN published an article by Shannon Travis yesterday,“Has the Tea Party ‘Sold Out’ to the Mainstream GOP?,” that illustrates why that once dominant media company is now failing. I received a phone call from Mr. Travis at 11 pm Saturday night

Henry Waxman Hits Obama over Transparency

Henry Waxman Hits Obama over Transparency

Senator Patrick Leahy had no comment about a new House GOP report that shows member of the White House staff conducting official business with private email accounts in order to sidestep the law. Neither did the Citizens for Responsibility and

New Study Crushes Global Warming Data Claims

New Study Crushes Global Warming Data Claims

Global warming skeptic and meteorologist Anthony Watts, whose wattsupwiththat.com website has been called the “world’s most viewed climate website,” released a scientific discussion paper yesterday that crushes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s [NOAA’s] “global warming” data claims. The study, co-authored with

Obama Campaign Spent More Than it Raised in June

Obama Campaign Spent More Than it Raised in June

During the month of June, the Obama campaign ran a $12 million deficit. The President’s campaign committee, Obama for America, spent $58.1 million, but it raised only $45.9 million. In contrast, Mitt Romney’s campaign committee, Romney for President, had a

Unions Threaten Strikes at London Olympics

Unions Threaten Strikes at London Olympics

With the Summer Olympic Games set to open in London next week, several unions have announced plans to strike or engage in “industrial actions.” The Daily Mail is reporting that a union representing London area train drivers announced its members are

For Shelley Berkley, Humble Beginnings

For Shelley Berkley, Humble Beginnings

When Democratic Congressman Shelley Berkley spoke to a crowd of supporters at the Painters Union hall in Henderson, Nevada on Friday, she shrugged aside the serious charges of ethical misconduct being investigated by her colleagues in the House of Representatives.