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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Within days of the Boston Marathon bombing last year, Tamerlan Tsarnaev used a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun to kill an MIT security officer and to critically wound a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officer. He had the gun, a black Ruger P95, in his hands during a shoot-out with police in Watertown, Mass. on April 19, 2013, and he ultimately threw it at officers before he was killed.

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Gov. Chris Christie's (R) top spokesperson, Michael Drewniak, testified on Tuesday before the New Jersey legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, and told lawmakers about a conversation he had with Christie in early December, during which the two men discussed David Wildstein. At that time, Wildstein was still an executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. But one day later, Wildstein announced his resignation. And he has since been named as the person who orchestrated the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

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