Tag: Patrick Leahy

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

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