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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Today on MSNBC, Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) told Andrea Mitchell that Christmas bombing suspect Umar Abdulmutallab should not have been read his Miranda rights.

Specter also went a step further, saying that the FBI should not, in general, read Miranda rights to terror suspects.

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Scott Brown may boast about driving a truck -- but it took YouTube to make those boasts go viral. And of the many lessons being drawn from Brown's victory in the Massachusetts special election last month, here's one being kicked around the tech world: Brown closed the GOP's online strategy gap.

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Former Republican House Majority Leader and tea party organizer Dick Armey made the cable news rounds this morning, appearing on CNN and MSNBC and taking questions about this weekend's National Tea Party Convention and the relationship between the tea party movement and the GOP.

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Speaking to House Republicans at their retreat in Baltimore today, President Obama expressed frustration with the argument that the Democrats' health care reform effort is creeping socialism. Obama pointed to support from people such as former Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Howard Baker, plus former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and insisted that the proposed reforms have more moderate goals than some GOPers contend.

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