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US Sen. Grassley: Legislation to promote greater public access to federal ...IowaPolitics.com (press release)The legislation has the support of the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy of Vermont. “Our judicial system is one of the best kept ...and more »
CBS NewsNJ Sen. Menendez working on new immigration reform measureCherry Hill Courier PostCharles Schumer and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy. The proposal comes on the heels of a controversial immigration law in Arizona, ...GOP Skeptical Of Immigration TalksHuffington Post (blog)Immigration issue difficult to postponeUSA TodayAlternate Plan Devised for ImmigrationRoll Call (subscription)all 1,314 news articles »
Obama nominates Holmes for federal judgeshipThe City WireJudiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., issued an April 21 release to express his frustrations about the delays. “The Senate has confirmed ...and more »
Vermont senators seek tougher financial reform billBurlingtonFreePress.comDemocratic Sen. Patrick Leahy wants to increase penalties for bank and securities fraud. He also will propose an amendment to remove an antitrust exemption ...and more »
The Bill Is Still FlawedNational Review Online (blog)In a letter to Sen. Patrick Leahy, the group pointed out that under the Senate bill, some firms already in bankruptcy would be forced out, and into FDIC ...and more »
Public hearing due on Morses Line disputeBurlingtonFreePress.comSen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday that he has a promise from US Department of ...and more »
AOL NewsThe Final Word on Carl Levin's S-Bomb TiradeAOL NewsDick Cheney caught significant flack for telling Sen. Patrick Leahy to go fornicate with himself inside the Senate chamber; Vice President Joe Biden was ...and more »
The GuardianAG: Court Challenge Possible On Immigration LawNPREnlarge Associated Press Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., escorts Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Capitol Hill ...Napolitano: Border security much improvedKTAR.comObama Administration Officials, GOP Senator Graham Criticize Arizona ...ABC News (blog)AG: Court challenge possible on immigration lawThe StateAtlanta Journal Constitutionall 7,740 news articles »
Don Sawyer sends a message to the Troops from the VFW Post 782. This video is part of a video message project called "Postcards From Home." Senator Patrick Leahy urges fellow Vermonters to send their thoughts via video message to Vermont National Guard troops and Vermonters in the armed services who are currently serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations across the globe.
CBS NewsLevin Repeatedly References "Sh**ty Deal" at Goldman HearingCBS NewsAnd in 2004, Sen. Patrick Leahy walked over to the Republican side of the Senate chamber, where then-Vice President Dick Cheney was chatting with ...and more »
TPM LiveWire (blog)Cheney: Many Were Pleased I Cursed Out LeahyFOXNews... overhaul last month -- former Vice President Dick Cheney laughed off his verbally explicit confrontation with Sen. Patrick Leahy six years ago. ...Dick Cheney proud of telling off Patrick LeahyPoliticoCheney chortles over Leahy confrontationUPI.comCheney: Cursing at Leahy 'sort of the best thing I ever did'Washington Post (blog)Huffington Post (blog) -TPM LiveWire (blog) -Raw Storyall 26 news articles »
TIMEMore Names Of Supreme Court CandidatesLos Angeles TimesAdvisers to the process, such as Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Vice President Joe Biden, have long called for a ...GOP warns Obama over SCOTUS litmus test on Citizens UnitedThe HillWhite House Floats Diverse List for CourtWall Street JournalThe new line on the courtPolitico (blog)TPM LiveWire (blog) -Newser -LifeNews.comall 37 news articles »
Seattle Post Intelligencersenators urge action now on Obama's judicial nomineesCNNSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, is urging an up or down vote on judicial nominees. Sen. Patrick Leahy ...PRESS CONFERENCE WITH SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY (D-VT); SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY)Federal News Service (subscription)Democratic Senators Bemoan Delays for Judicial NomineesFOXNews (blog)Judiciary chair Leahy to miss Holder hearingWashington Post (blog)Talk Radio News Service -Main Justice -The BLT: Blog of Legal Timesall 210 news articles »
TPMDC (blog)Graham: GOP Should Press SCOTUS Nominee On Health Care ConstitutionalityTPMDC (blog)... Republican or Democrat would answer that question if it's going to come up," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy told me this morning. ...and more »
Celebrating the birth of copyright (Sen. Patrick Leahy)The Hill (blog)It was 300 years ago this week that the British Parliament enacted the Statute of Anne, the original ...and more »
Globe and MailObama Supreme CourtWIBWPatrick Leahy of Vermont and Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the White House said in a statement. The meeting to discuss the opening created by the upcoming ...Leahy: No filibuster for high court nomineeWCAXSenators, Interest Groups Weigh In on Possible Stevens SuccessorLaw.comObama To Meet With Senate Leaders To Discuss Supreme Court VacancyRTT NewsAFP -FOXNews -Huffington Post (blog)all 5,149 news articles »
What do Retiring Justice Stevens, Senator Patrick Leahy and Sarah Palin Have ...ThePopTort (blog)The Blog of the Legal Times had an interesting piece about Senate Judiciary Chair Pat Leahy (D-VT)'s comments on a couple TV news shows his week. ...Leahy Targets Exxon Valdez Ruling From 2008The BLT: Blog of Legal Timesall 2 news articles »
White nose syndrome takes toll on NH batsWCAXVermont Sen. Patrick Leahy recently urged the US Interior Department to increase funding for research into white nose syndrome. He said there's danger the ...and more »
Clinton, Gates, Leahy and Sessions on "Meet the Press"RealClearPolitics (blog)SEN. PATRICK LEAHY (D-VT): Thank you. Good to be here. MR. GREGORY: Senator Leahy, you've conferred with the president, with the White House, ...and more »
ABC NewsWild-Card Candidates Emerge in Supreme Court Guessing GameFOXNewsSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., added that "she's done a good job for the country, not just for Democrats. ...GUESTS: SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY (D-VT); SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS (R-AL); SECRETARY ...Federal News Service (subscription)Psst: Sec'y Hillary Rodham Clinton for court?The Associated PressTPMDC Sunday RoundupTPMDC (blog)Washington Examiner -UPI.com -Politics Daily (blog)all 221 news articles »
FOXNewsLeahy Refuses to Delay Hearing for Controversial Judicial NomineeFOXNewsSen. Patrick Leahy comments as Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack answers questions during a meeting in Burlington, Vt. , on Feb. 13. ...Leahy Won't Delay Liu Hearings, Despite WithholdingsNational Review Online (blog)Leahy Insists on Hearing Over Judicial Choice LiuBusinessWeekLeahy won't delay hearing for appeals court pickThe Associated PressLos Angeles Times -ABC News -Huffington Post (blog)all 438 news articles »
Senator Leahy urges fellow Vermonters to send their thoughts to Vermont National Guard's via video messages. To send your message to the men and women of the 86th Brigade are currently serving in Afghanistan, and other Vermonters all over the globe, please visit leahy.senate.gov You can also view an instructional video on how to submit your video at www.youtube.com
On March 23, 2010, Senator Leahy joined other members of Congress and health care reform advocates at the White House to watch as President Obama signed into law the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This legislation is the most comprehensive health care reform since the creation of the Medicare program in 1965. This will provide health insurance for more than 32 million uninsured Americans and improve our national health care system. Later that afternoon, Senator Leahy spoke on the Senate floor.
...-- Two recent polls conducted in Vermont by Rasmussen Reports indicate Sen. Patrick Leahy has a commanding lead in the state’s U.S. Senate race, while Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie leads all of his Democratic rivals in the state’s gubernatorial race. Rasmussen...
...poll conducted March 18 indicated that 58 percent of likely voters would back U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy for re-election. Leahy, a six-term Democrat, and his Republican challenger both took the Rasmussen poll as good news. The ability to get things done for...
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Chris and Beth attend Sen. Patrick Leahy's photo show at ECHO
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee today on Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request. Senator Leahy is chairman of this subcommittee and asked about Iran's satellite jamming of broadcasts by BBC, Voice of America and Deutsche Welle. Senator Leahy asked Secretary Clinton about the Electronic Curtain the Iranian regime is using to cut Iranians access to the outside world and to each other, over social media and other communications links.
radioequalizer.blogspot.com - Senator Patrick Leahy's (D-VT) rather bizarre denunciation of the US Supreme Court's decision to ease government control of campaign contributions has syndicated conservative talker Mark Levin wondering is he slurring his speech? You be the judge.
On January 28, 2010, Senator Patrick Leahy spoke on the Senate floor about the recent Supreme Court decision in Citizen's United v Federal Election Commission. The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision last week that reversed long-standing precedent and declared government restrictions on corporate independent expenditures on elections to be unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment.
On January 22, 2010, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) spoke on the Senate floor on the widespread devastation in Haiti, ten days after a deadly earthquake rattled the hemispheres poorest country. Just as Haiti was moving towards political stability and increased economic development, the hope of a new future was buried in rubble. Now is an opportunity to help rebuild Haiti better than it was before. Despite the massive loss of life and the destruction of thousands of homes, the response from around the world has been one of compassion and generosity.
On December 1, 2009, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Cartagena Landmine Ban Treaty Review Conference. Last week, the Obama Administration announced that the United States would not be signing the landmine ban treaty. The United States is one of only 37 countries that have not joined the treaty, including Russia and China. You can learn more about Senator Leahy's efforts regarding landmines here: leahy.senate.gov
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of that committee, said that arguments raised by Republican senators about whether bin Laden would be afforded Miranda rights if he were captured amount to a "red herring." "The red herring that my friend [Sen.] Lindsey Graham [RS.C.] was covering is not realistic," Leahy said during an appearance on "Washington Journal" on C-SPAN.
Sen. Patrick Leahy remarks on the Vermont Democratic Partys delivery of 67 percent of Vermonts votes to Barack Obamas election, the Senate confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court and the recently announced $67 million federal funding for a smart grid project in Vermont.
On Wednesday, November 4, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) spoke on the Senate floor about health insurance reform and Vermont. While Vermont has been a model in coordinating care and offering wider health coverage through public programs, it is time to move forward on national health insurance reform. You can read Senator Leahy's statement as prepared online at: leahy.senate.gov
We used to think that Senator Patrick Leahy would lead the way in ending George W. Bush's attacks against the Constitution of the USA. Now, we see that Senator Leahy is leading the way in protecting the infamous laws, such as the Patriot Act, that enabled Bush to violate Americans' constitutional rights. Sadly, most of the Democratic Party is going the way of Leahy - embracing the Bush agenda even after Bush has left the White House.
On October 21, 2009, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) spoke on the Senate floor about the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which will be included as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate is expected to vote on the Defense bill later this week. Read the full statement here: leahy.senate.gov
On October 14, 2009, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) held a hearing to examine the health insurance industry antitrust exemption. Since 1945, the insurance industry has been exempt from our nation's antitrust laws, which is anticompetitive and wrong. Senator Leahy introduced the Health Insurance Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009 to end this exemption. This bill would give doctors and consumers the confidence that the price they pay for insurance is fair and the product of a competitive marketplace. Read more here: www.judiciary.senate.gov
The two leading members of the Senate Judiciary Committee spar over Judge Sonia Sotomayor on the Sunday following the conclusion of Senate Confirmation Hearings. Sen. Patrick Leahy accuses Sen. Jeff Sessions of "racial politics" when Sessions cites Sotomayor's past in "a Puerto Rican legal defense fund."
MONTPELIER – Sen. Patrick Leahy is accustomed to being in the spotlight.
The Vermont Democrat has been at the forefront of many national issues, but this week saw Leahy holding court as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee during Judge Sonia
During the first round of questions at the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked Sotomayor about some of her remarks she made earlier in her career and how her experiences have impacted her. Sotomayor responds that "no words that I have ever spoken or written have received so much attention." For more information on the confirmation hearings, please visit leahy.senate.gov
Even Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) could not get to finish Judge Sotomayor outrageous remarks. This video show how he actually puts quotes on a censored version of Judge Sotomayor's comments. It is amazing how a Senator can sit there on national television and mislead the country with a clear conscience.
From the first day of Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor
On the first day of Sonia Sotomayor's Senate Confirmation Hearings, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy responds to comments Sen. Jon Kyl made attacking President Obama for choosing her. "He thinks President Obama is up for confirmation," he tells Ed Schultz. He also predicts: "There will be Republicans that vote for her."
Senator Patrick Leahy opens the confirmation hearing of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, nominee to the United States Supreme Court. Leahy is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senator Patrick Leah asks questions at the Senate hearings for the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spoke to the press following a meeting with Judge Sotomayor President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court.
Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) - Why does Jay Bybee refuse to testify at torture hearing? 05_13_09 visit: firedoglake.com
At a press conference earlier today, Leahy made the following comments about the decision of Senator Arlen Specter to change political parties. Specter is the senior Senator from Pennsylvania. To read more, click here: leahy.senate.gov
Senator Leahy explains why he has called for the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate abuses by the Bush-Cheney Administration. Sign his petition at www.BushTruthCommission.com
Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont defended the work of the United Nations Population Fund against an amendment from Senator Wicker that would strip all funding from the organization based on the debunked accusation that UNFPA funds coercive abortions. Leahy said "Why we would want to prohibit funds to save the lives of women who could otherwise die or be debilitated the rest of their lives? I cannot understand. There are none of us here who would hesistate for a moment to provide funds to help a woman in our family who might be in this condition but this amendment does just that." For more: www.rhrealitycheck.org