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Tonight on The Independents: Cops vs. Ferguson Residents, Hillary vs. Obama, Russia vs. Ukraine, Bloomberg vs. the NRA, Kentucky LP Candidate vs. Mitch McConnell, and the President vs. his Lobbyist Promise

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Tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three hours later), like all good drama, is fundamentally about conflict. First up Party Panelists Charles W. Cooke (National Review) and Jehmu Greene (co-founder, Define American), will jump right into the ongoing fallout from the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri. The panelists are also scheduled to discuss Hillary Clinton's distancing of herself from President Barack Obama's foreign policy, Michael Bloomberg's political action committee dropping $150,000 to unseat a National Rifle Association-backed sheriff in Milwaukee County, and the latest news about Robin Williams's apparent suicide.

Michael Weiss of The Interpreter is back on to talk about whether the Russia convoy headed to eastern Ukraine is about helping besieged Ukrainians or sneaking across a Trojan horse. David Patterson, the 42-year-old Libertarian Party candidate who is currently polling around 7 percent in the neck-and-neck race between incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, will discuss his campaign and its potential to alter the national political debate. And I'll close the show with some japery about the White House's new rules making it even easier for registered lobbyists to sit in on policymaking decisions.

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