Tag: Patrick Leahy

LISTEN: Breitbart's Michael Patrick Leahy on NRA News 'Cam & Company'

LISTEN: Breitbart's Michael Patrick Leahy on NRA News 'Cam & Company'

Breitbart News contributor and “Covenant of Liberty” author Michael Patrick Leahy appeared on NRA News’ “Cam & Co.” earlier this week. Leahy reported that House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) has demanded answers from Attorney General Eric Holder

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

Senator: Obama Administration Covertly Cuts Military Aid to Egypt

Senator: Obama Administration Covertly Cuts Military Aid to Egypt

According to Sen. Patrick Leahy, (D-VT), the head of the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, the United States has covertly cut off direct military aid, delivery of weapons and some economic aid to the present Egyptian government in the

Senator Leahy: Mayor Bloomberg Destroyed Gun Control Push

Senator Leahy: Mayor Bloomberg Destroyed Gun Control Push

During an August 4 appearance on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said gun control failed in April and “has no chance of passage now” because of “some on the left like the mayor of New York City.” As reported

Liberals Attack 'March for Jobs' Rally, Label BALA Front for 'Hate Groups'

Liberals Attack 'March for Jobs' Rally, Label BALA Front for 'Hate Groups'

After the Black American Leadership Alliance (BALA) organized “March For Jobs” rally against amnesty for illegal aliens, forces on the institutional left banded together on Monday in an attempt to smear the organization and event as racist. The National Immigration

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

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

Sources: Suspected Bomber's Family Received $100K+ in Public Benefits

Sources: Suspected Bomber's Family Received $100K+ in Public Benefits

The family of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers reportedly received over $100,000 worth of state, local and federal benefits over the past decade.  Sources told News Center 5 in Boston that they had seen 500 pages of documents and that the Tsarnaev

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”

Congress Considers More Privacy for Emails, Limiting for Texts

Congress Considers More Privacy for Emails, Limiting for Texts

On Tuesday Congress considered two revisions to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 that took opposing approaches to the privacy of different types of electronic communications. In the Senate, liberal Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) joined forces with Tea Party

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

Assault Weapons Ban Could Get Senate Committee Vote Thursday

Assault Weapons Ban Could Get Senate Committee Vote Thursday

The wide ranging gun ban bill introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein (D, CA) could be voted out of committee and passed on to the full Senate as early as Thursday. A schedule posted for the upcoming February 28 executive business

Senators Introduce Mental Health Bill in Wake of Sandy Hook

Senators Introduce Mental Health Bill in Wake of Sandy Hook

A group of Senators from both sides of the aisle joined forces on Feb. 7 to introduce a mental health act as part of a broad approach to preventing another Aurora theater or Sandy Hook Elementary-style shooting. The Excellence in

Senate Bill Expands Warrantless Federal Searches of Private Online Info

Senate Bill Expands Warrantless Federal Searches of Private Online Info

Senator Patrick Leahy has rewritten the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2011 to allow more than 22 agencies to access a citizen’s Internet accounts, after law enforcement agencies criticized far more consumer-friendly legislation.  The bill authorizes access to email, Google

Administration Defends Obama Trips to Tyrannical Regimes

Administration Defends Obama Trips to Tyrannical Regimes

Barack Obama’s peaceful overtures to the repressive Islamist world have proved so successful in breeding a kinder, gentler world that he’s taking that same act on the road – to Asia. Obama is scheduled to visit the countries of Burma

The Ground Game Battle: Volunteer Grassroots Activists Vs. Paid Union Workers

The Ground Game Battle: Volunteer Grassroots Activists Vs. Paid Union Workers

In key swing states, the vaunted Obama ground game is being out-worked and out-organized by a loosely knit coalition of volunteer grassroots activists (both local and out-of-state), traditional conservative organizations like Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks, and the local and

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

British Security Firm Stonewalls Press Inquiries on Benghazi Mission

British Security Firm Stonewalls Press Inquiries on Benghazi Mission

On Wednesday, Breitbart News spoke with an employee of Blue Mountain Group, the British firm that was hired by the State Department to provide security at the American mission in Benghazi where four Americans were murdered on September 11, 2012.

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