POLITICS
08/22/2014 09:13 am ET Updated Aug 22, 2014

Revved Up: How Sharpton Became Obama's Go-To Man On Race

A few days after 18-year-old Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, White House officials enlisted an unusual source for on-the-ground intelligence amid the chaos and tear gas: the Rev. Al Sharpton, a fiery activist who became a household name by provoking rather than pacifying.

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