Eric Lach

Eric Lach is a reporter for TPM. From 2010 to 2011, he was a news writer in charge of the website?s front page. He has previously written for The Daily,, GlobalPost and other publications. He can be reached at

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Before dawn on Labor Day, a 24-year-old Springtown, Texas man named Arron Keahey began chatting with another young man named Brice Johnson through a mobile app called MeetMe. The two had never spoken before, and after they had chatted for a little while, the conversation turned sexual. Keahey's MeetMe page indicated that he was gay. Johnson's page did not.

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Chris Christie on Thursday held his first town hall event since the George Washington Bridge lane closures became a national scandal last month. At the event, the New Jersey governor talked about Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. He talked about family law reforms. He talked about Bruce Springsteen.

He didn't talk about the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday offered a public apology for the George Washington Bridge lane closures, which were orchestrated by former agency officials and caused a multi-day traffic jam in the town of Fort Lee, N.J.

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