The Alyona Show Season: 2012 Episode: 40 Tonight we give our tool time award to Senator Patrick Leahy the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for being to buddy buddy with Hollywood... and putting forth legislation to oppress the internet so Hollywood would make more money.
Bob Schieffer spoke with Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (R-Vt.) and the ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) to discuss the nomination hearings for Sonia Sotomayor.
Eric Holder mingled with members of Congress, warmly greeted by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), at a picnic at the White House on Wednesday, the night before the full House is scheduled to vote to cite the Attorney General in contempt.
In response to Judiciary Committee chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) question about her "wise-Latina" comments, Sonia Sotomayor said that her words were taken out of context.
CBS News projects Senate wins for Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Dan Coats (R-Ind.)
In an interview with CBS News Capitol Hill producer John Nolen on Monday, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the White House "has it right" in handling investigations into those involved in the Secret Service scandal.
Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday swore in Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., as president pro tempore of the Senate - third in the line of presidential succession - following the death of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii.
At Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on gun violence, committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said, "At the outset of this hearing, I note that the Second Amendment is secure, and it will remain secure," adding that while Second Amendment rights "are not at risk...what is at risk are lives."
Convening the Senate Judiciary Committee for its second hearing on immigration reform, committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on Monday urged his Senate colleagues to stop using the Boston Marathon bombings as an excuse to slow down immigration reform.
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act "affirms my belief that the Constitution protects the rights of all Americans," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., expressing his hope that the "anti-discrimination" decision "will apply to our immigration laws" as well.
"I think there was sheer negligence on the part of some in the NSA who would allow a 29-year-old subcontractor to come in have access to all this information," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. "If we are going to have all this information what are we doing to protect it? Obviously, they didn't do an awful lot."
In light of a report detailing numerous privacy violations in the government's surveillance programs, "I want to know if [the National Security Agency] has made a mistake," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., vowing to hold more congressional hearings on the subject.