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, NewYorker.com, GlobalPost and other publications. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Los Angeles Clippers' star point guard, Chris Paul, issued a statement Saturday reacting to reports of racist comments made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Paul, who is also the president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), called the comments a "very serious issue which we will address aggressively."
NBA legend Magic Johnson used his Twitter account on Saturday to offer additional criticism of racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Johnson vowed not to attend another Clippers game as long as Sterling remains the owner.
Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, told his girlfriend during a recorded argument that he did not want her bringing black people to his basketball games, according to audio obtained and put online Friday by TMZ.
The New York Times reported Friday that the federal criminal charges soon expected to be brought against Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) will "focus largely on his conduct in connection with a health food restaurant he owned on the Upper East Side of Manhattan," according to two people familiar with the case. The charges were expected to include mail fraud and wire fraud, along with obstruction of justice.
The feds have been after Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) for a long time. Now they're ready to pounce.
Grimm's attorney confirmed to TPM on Friday that federal prosecutors are preparing to bring criminal charges against the Staten Island Congressman. According to CNN, the charges could come as soon as next week.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge (R) is stepping down from his role as an advisor with with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new gun control umbrella group, according to The Daily Caller.
National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre delivered a speech at the group's annual meeting in Indianapolis on Friday, and warmed up the crowd with his trademark bombastic rhetoric in defense of the Second Amendment.