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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A powerful Democratic California state Senator is facing charges of wire fraud of honest services and conspiracy to traffic firearms, according to court documents obtained by KPIX. State Sen. Leland Yee (D), who is currently running as a Democratic candidate for California secretary of state, was arrested Wednesday during a series of federal raids that took place early in the day.

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The College of Charleston received more than 100 applications from people interested in being the 22nd president of the 13th oldest educational institution in the United States. The applicants included current university presidents, chief academic officers, deans, and leaders from both the public and private sectors.

On Saturday, the college's Board of Trustees announced that it had voted to offer the job to Glenn McConnell, the current Republican lieutenant governor of South Carolina.

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