Pat Leahy

Type: Person
Name: Pat Leahy
Title: VAT - Finance Department Tax Contacts (Ireland)
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. embargo backfires by bolstering Cuban regime

On a drive across Cuba a few weeks ago, my family and I decided to make a quick detour to the Bay of Pigs. It was hot, and the beach at Playa Giron - where 53 years ago a tragicomic CIA-sponsored invasion force stormed ashore - seemed like a good place ... [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Why the Cuba Embargo Is Such a Bad Idea

On a drive across Cuba a few weeks ago, my family and I decided to make a quick detour to the Bay of Pigs. It was hot, and the beach at Playa Giron -- where 53 years ago a tragicomic CIA-sponsored invasion force stormed ashore -- seemed like a good place ... [Published Bloomberg - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

McCutcheon decision is destroying politics

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court justices on the right have said for years that a corporation is like a person and should be treated accordingly. This notion of corporate political cash as humanoid was conceived deep in the bowels of the court four decades ... [Published Buffalo News - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US

"The stark, simple truth is this: The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago," Obama said in a fiery speech at civil rights activist and television talk host Al Sharpton's ... [Published York Dispatch - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Hooray for Snooping!

Our president is back with one of his grand conceptions, ideal compromisesand works of staggering political genius. This one, like the others, isdesigned to please every special interest involved, though it may leaveout a minor matter or two. Like national ... [Published Town Hall - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Obama to call for fewer voting restrictions in second civil rights address in 2 days

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama — a day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency — is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act, the ... [Published Prince George Citizen - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Senators grill Comcast over proposed merger

Federal lawmakers grilled Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives on Wednesday during a 3-hour hearing that hinted at the regulatory turbulence the companies face in their quest to merge.With the $45 billion deal hanging in the balance, the Senate Judiciary ... [Published USA Today - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

The case for profanity in print

APR 07 -Last month, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland made some impolitic comments about the European Union during a phone call with the ambassador to Ukraine. The phone call was leaked, leading to an embarrassing diplomatic incident that was ... [Published Kathmandu Post - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Cruz: Iran’s UN Ambassador Nomination ‘Absurd’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said Iran’s recently appointed ambassador to the United Nations is “absurd” and called on the Senate to pass legislation to bar the delegate from entering into the U.S. “Iran has named Hamid Aboutalebi to be their U.N. Ambassador ... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Fair elections and the high court

Democrats in high places all across the country groaned collectively last week when the United States Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a 5-4 decision that anyone could give as much money as they desired to federal election candidates as long as no candidate ... [Published Milford Daily News - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Final patent bill must strengthen end-user protections: CUNA

WASHINGTON (4/4/14)--Effective protections for the end users of technologies like ATMs must be a part of any patent reform legislation enacted into law, the Credit Union National Association wrote in a Thursday joint letter to members of Congress.The ... [Published CUNA News Now - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Statement of Cisco VP, Intellectual Property, Dan Lang on Senate Judiciary Committee Consideration of Patent Reform

By beginning consideration of patent reform legislation, the Senate Judiciary Committee today took a significant step toward ending the abusive patent assertion entity business model.  Yet, there is still a great deal of hard work necessary to get a strong, ... [Published Cisco - Mar 28 2014]

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...Not only did the U S government conceal from Cubans its role in creating the service, which put at risk, as Senator Pat Leahy said , "young, unsuspecting cuban cellphone users who had no idea that this was a u s government-funded activity" . It also sought to conceal it from Congress and the American people; and then, as the secrets tumbled out, its addiction to secrecy allowed the press...
...A spokeswoman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy said the Vermont senator "is working with the missouri senators to move forward with a bipartisan path toward confirmation."

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U.S. embargo backfires by bolstering Cuban regime [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Apr 21 2014]
USAID's Twitter Trojan Horse [Published Huffington Post - Apr 15 2014]
Why the Cuba Embargo Is Such a Bad Idea [Published Bloomberg - Apr 14 2014]
McCutcheon decision is destroying politics [Published Buffalo News - Apr 14 2014]
It Begins: Pumped Up GOP Grassroots Rally in Ne... [Published Breitbart.com - Apr 13 2014]
It Begins: Pumped Up GOP Grassroots Rally in Ne... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 13 2014]
Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US [Published York Dispatch - Apr 11 2014]
Hooray for Snooping! [Published Town Hall - Apr 11 2014]
Obama to call for fewer voting restrictions in ... [Published Prince George Citizen - Apr 11 2014]
Senators grill Comcast over proposed merger [Published USA Today - Apr 10 2014]
The case for profanity in print [Published Kathmandu Post - Apr 08 2014]
Cruz: Iran’s UN Ambassador Nomination ‘Absurd’ [Published Washington Free Beacon - Apr 07 2014]
Maine House passes patent troll bill [Published CUNA News Now - Apr 07 2014]
Ronnie White's Nomination Recalls Past Battles ... [Published St. Louis Public Radio - Apr 07 2014]
Fair elections and the high court [Published Milford Daily News - Apr 06 2014]
Proposed War Spending Bills, Separate House Bil... [Published IDFA - Apr 04 2014]
Final patent bill must strengthen end-user prot... [Published CUNA News Now - Apr 04 2014]
At Berkeley, experts mine questions of Big Data... [Published UC Berkeley - Apr 04 2014]
Rand Paul Eats Obama and Clinton for Lunch on G... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 01 2014]
It's Time to Start Quoting Our Public Figures A... [Published Kevin Drum Feed | Mother Jones - Mar 31 2014]
Statement of Cisco VP, Intellectual Property, ... [Published Cisco - Mar 28 2014]
Obama Tells Congress of Central Africa Deployme... [Published Pajamas Media - Mar 25 2014]
White House feeling blue over blue slips [Published MSNBC - Mar 24 2014]
Team Enda lacks subtle diplomacy [Published Irish Independent - Mar 23 2014]
Patent troll bill will get March 27 Senate Judi... [Published CUNA News Now - Mar 17 2014]
Lies, Spies, Leaks, and DiFi [Published American Spectator - Mar 17 2014]
Will Scott Brown Have A Fred Tuttle Problem? [Published Talking Points Memo - Mar 14 2014]
Undocumented Irish frustrated with US lawmakers... [Published Irish Times - Mar 14 2014]
Debo’s Downfall [Published Washington Free Beacon - Mar 13 2014]
Sergio Munoz: Wall Street Journal Bravely Comes... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Feb 04 2014]
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It Begins: Pumped Up GOP Grassroots Rally in Ne... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 13 2014]
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—The intra-GOP bloodshed that followed the 2012 elections is far from over, but the activists and officials who came together for an energetic day of speeches from top Republicans here showed an increasing clarity of purpose ...
Cruz: Iran’s UN Ambassador Nomination ‘Absurd’ [Published Washington Free Beacon - Apr 07 2014]
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said Iran’s recently appointed ambassador to the United Nations is “absurd” and called on the Senate to pass legislation to bar the delegate from entering into the U.S. “Iran has named Hamid Aboutalebi to be their U.N. Ambassador ...
It's Time to Start Quoting Our Public Figures A... [Published Kevin Drum Feed | Mother Jones - Mar 31 2014]
Jesse Sheidlower makes a point near and dear to my heart today: it's time to get rid of the dashes. You know the ones: f---, n-----, s---, etc. This is not a plea for reporters to write like Hunter S. Thompson, it's a plea to fully report the obscenities ...
Debo’s Downfall [Published Washington Free Beacon - Mar 13 2014]
Seven Senate Democrats joined 44 Republicans on March 5 to oppose the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division—a vote President Barack Obama labeled a “ travesty ” and pundits denounced as “ racist .” The bipartisan ...
Sergio Munoz: Wall Street Journal Bravely Comes... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Feb 04 2014]
Abandoning any pretense at understanding civil rights precedent or the bipartisan-supported Voting Rights Act (VRA), The Wall Street Journal condemned as "racial mischief" Congress' recent attempt to update this historic law pursuant to the Supreme ...
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