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Pat Leahy

Truth or Reconciliation?

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Russ Baker

Official investigations of the Bush administration are on the way. Politicians will appear heroic. The media will get a hot story they won't have to do a bit of digging for. And the rest of us?

Leahy Lays Out Case For Truth Commission In Time

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 30 years ago, a special Senate investigation peered into abuses that included spying on the American people by their own government. The fi...

Truth and Healing

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

By using the term "Truth Commission," Senator Leahy has defined the seriousness of the crimes of the past eight years and linked his proposal to an international movement to examine out-of-control governmental power.

Georgian Lobbyist Has KGB Ties, AP Reveals

AP | DESMOND BUTLER and MATT SIEGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A foreign activist lobbying in Washington to draw American attention to a war over a Russian-backed breakaway region has had freque...

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

Ted Stevens Trial Witness List Features Kennedy, Powell And Leahy

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As many as five senators and a former secretary of state may take the stand at the corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens in coming w...

Leahy: Anthrax Suspect Did Not Act Alone

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the of Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he does not believe that Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in the deadly...

Seth Colter Walls

Sen Leahy On Iraq: Maliki Realizes Obama Will Win [VIDEO] | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday afternoon, Vermont Senator Pat Leahy spoke with the Huffington Post on the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention. Addressing the b...

Why is No One Calling the Anthrax Suspect a Terrorist?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

If you don't believe that they're not calling him a terrorist because he's white, let me ask you this question -- what if his name was Sheik al-Abdullah Muhammad?

Sen. Leahy Has Cameo In New Batman Movie

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The late Heath Ledger, who by all accounts gives a phenomenal performance as the Joker in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight" which opens today, d...

Why Clinton Must Stay In The Race

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

The worst thing for Obama right now would be to win by default. A win by forfeit only weakens the winner in the realm of politics. By contrast, Obama's victory over Clinton would establish momentum showing his ability to defeat a powerful political machine.

Obama: Clinton Can Run "As Long As She Wants"

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Barack Obama refused Saturday to go along with other Democrats who are calling for Hillary Rodham Clinton to step away from the...

Gap In GOP Candidates' Healthcare Plans Would Hit Cancer Patients

LA Times | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Rudolph W. Giuliani was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the spring of 2000, one thing he did not have to worry about was a lack of medical insu...

Leahy Wants Wiretapping/U.S. Attorney Documents Before Confirming New AG

TPM Muckraker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the man who will preside over Michael Mukasey's confirmation hearing, signals hard that Mukasey's not ...