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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, NewYorker.com, GlobalPost and other publications. He can be reached at ericl@talkingpointsmemo.com

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Donald Hall was born in Hamden, Connecticut in 1928. He has published books of poetry, non-fiction, essays, and children's stories. He has edited textbooks and anthologies. He has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the Caldecott Medal, two Guggenheim fellowships, and the Poetry Society of America’s Robert Frost Silver medal. In 2006, he was appointed the Library of Congress’s fourteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. He lives in Wilmot, New Hampshire. And he does not like Scott Brown.

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Dave Brat, who stunned Washington, D.C. by upsetting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in a primary Tuesday, is a college professor. At Randolph-Macon College, a small Virginia liberal arts school, Brat chairs the economics and business department.

But he does more than that.

Brat is also the director of the school's BB&T Moral Foundations of Capitalism Program, a bank-branded program intended to give "free-market principles" -- and Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism in particular -- a leg up in the classroom.

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Another member of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration raised issues Monday with the work done by lawyers who cleared the governor of any role in the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

Specifically, chief of staff Kevin O'Dowd distanced himself from a characterization of the former administration official at the heart of the scandal.

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