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 drama involving Ana Alliegro finally resulted in federal charges this week. The close associate of former Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) pleaded not guilty in court on Monday to charges of making a false statement, conspiring, and making illegal campaign contributions, according to The Miami Herald. Prosecutors asked a judge to deny bond for Alliegro, arguing that she was a flight risk.

The charges came after a years-long saga, involving a federal case brought against a longshot Democratic congressional candidate with reported ties to both Alliegro and Rivera, Alliegro bouncing back and forth from Nicaragua, in apparent attempts to evade the Feds, and Rivera himself losing his congressional seat and then going quiet.

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Chris Christie's scandals have crossed the Hudson.

The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that federal prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed records from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. They're looking for information related to the business interests of David Samson, the agency's chairman and an appointee of Christie's. Samson's ties to the governor's various scandals have already come under scrutiny in the press.

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Ted Cruz: Thanks, Obama

Ted Cruz's career in Washington has been defined thus far by his efforts to dismantle President Obama's signature legislation. On… Read More →