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 suddenly hot immigration debate has inspired its fair share of out-there rhetoric in just a short time. Last night, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), tried out a new line on the House floor.

Lamenting the state of border security, Poe asked why we can catch and contain invasive species like Brazilian grasshoppers before they get into the U.S., but not illegal immigrants. Nice, right?

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At a bond appeal hearing for members of the Hutaree militia on Wednesday, a federal judge questioned prosecutors about the evidence being used to justify holding all nine defendants until trial, according to a report in The Detroit News.

U.S. District Judge Victoria A. Roberts said that the seditious conspiracy charge requires proof of "imminent lawless action ... against the United States."

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