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Fresh off his reporting assignment in Ferguson, Mo., CNN anchor Don Lemon said Tuesday that one of his producers heard a member of the National Guard using a racial epithet while serving in the troubled St. Louis suburb.
Invoking his experience as a big city mayor earlier in his career, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) argued Tuesday that the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. was caught off guard by the fallout from a local police officer's killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
But it didn't take long for Rendell to receive a rebuttal from a lawmaker on the ground.
Mike Huckabee on Sunday became the latest conservative to criticize ESPN's Colin Cowherd for suggesting that the circumstances surrounding a fatal sprint car racing crash are endemic to southern culture.
Forensic experts will hold a news conference Monday alongside the family of Michael Brown to discuss the preliminary autopsy findings of the Ferguson, Mo. teenager. It is expected to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET. Watch live here.
Politico's Mike Allen apparently found it odd when the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery, one of two reporters arrested this week in Ferguson, Mo., went after "talking heads" like MSNBC's Joe Scarborough.