Tom Kludt

Tom Kludt is a reporter for Talking Points Memo based in New York City, covering media and national affairs. Originally from South Dakota, Tom joined TPM as an intern in late-2011 and became a staff member during the 2012 election. He can be reached at tom@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Tom

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.

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