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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The man suspected of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 other people at an event in Tucson, Arizona today may not have acted alone, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told reporters at a news conference this evening. Five people died at the scene of the shooting, and a nine-year old girl later died at a hospital.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has issued a statement in response to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) at an event in Tucson today. Reid called the Congresswoman "one of our most dynamic members of Congress."

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Capitol Police have sent an email to all members of Congress updating them on the Arizona shooting in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was critically wounded, TPM has learned. The email confirms that a suspect is in custody and urges Members of Congress to take reasonable security precuations for themselves.

The text of the email obtained by TPM:

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Ah, memories. It seems like only yesterday that we were speculating on what the 112th Congress would be like. In fact, it was four days ago. But in a very short span of time, the 112th has already offered us some memorable and telling moments.

Here's a run-down of the best (so far) of the new Congress:

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