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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Jeff Greene, the eccentric billionaire running for Senate in Florida, has released a new ad calling for an investigation of his opponent in the Democratic Primary, Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL), over the earmarks the Congressman sought for a developer now facing fraud charges. The ad isn't targeted at voters, however. It's up in the DC market, making the case for Congress to look into the matter.

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President Obama delivered a statement following today's White House meeting with BP executives, where the company agreed to establish a $20 billion escrow fund to help pay for spill claims, and he offered some details about the fund and how it will work.

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Officials say that the man arrested trying to enter MacDill Air Force Base on Monday was an AWOL serviceman, but they are still trying to find out what he and the woman with him were up to when they tried to drive into the base in a blue Honda CRV stocked with three hand guns, three rifles, ammunition, military clothing and equipment.

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If you've been following any Forbes staffers' tweets lately, you might notice a uniform push to help their famous CEO Steve Forbes get more Twitter followers.

That's because the company is actually asking its employees to advertise their boss's account, hoping to drum up a readership. (He currently has 1,300 followers -- not terrible for a new user, but not great for an ex-presidential candidate!)

Here's the memo that was sent to employees, which Business Insider has obtained:

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