Ringside Politics

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere Today’s Hot Topics: 1) Disturbing bodycam video released after public outcry over the Chicago police shooting of a 13-year-old boy shows the youth appearing to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands less than a second before an officer fires his gun and kills […]

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere Today’s Hot Topics: 1) The cause of George Floyd’s death should be considered “undetermined”, rather than a murder by police, a forensic pathologist testified in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Wednesday. A confluence of different factors – fentanyl intoxication, pre-existing heart disease, potential exposure to carbon monoxide […]

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere Today’s Hot Topics: 1) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday tried to redefine “infrastructure” — and got torn down on social media for it. Infrastructure is generally defined as “basic physical and organizational structures and facilities,” such as buildings, roads and power supplies. But in a […]

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere Today’s Hot Topics: 1) The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent fundraising appeals that portray him […]

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere Today’s Hot Topics: 1) The panel on ABC’s This Week got particularly heated over the new Georgia election law, with former New Jersey governor Chris Christie going off on President Joe Biden in particular. Christie told George Stephanopoulos that Biden’s “broken his own rule” about stating the truth, saying the president is “lying […]

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere Today’s Hot Topics: 1) “60 Minutes” is facing backlash for a story it aired Sunday on Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis — including from the supermarket chain Publix and two prominent Democrats in the state. As part of a larger story about Florida’s vaccine rollout, the renowned […]

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere Today’s Hot Topics: 1) U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo asserted that tariffs previously applied to metal goods produced abroad “helped save American jobs” in certain related industries on Wednesday, as federal officials determine their next steps amid ongoing trade tensions with China. “I would […]

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere Today’s Hot Topics: 1) Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to relocate its 2021 All-Star Game could cost Georgia’s economy more than $100 million, a county tourism official has said. Local hotels were already hit hard by the pandemic, Holly Quinlan, chief executive of Cobb Travel & Tourism, told […]

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere Today’s Hot Topics: 1) U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is signaling it currently has no plans to bar American athletes’ participation in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, despite mounting calls for the Games to be moved over China’s human rights record. Rights advocacy groups and […]

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere Today’s Hot Topics: 1) President Joe Biden again reiterated he intends to raise taxes for the most wealthy Americans in an ABC News interview aired Wednesday, saying “anybody making more than $400,000 a year will see a small to significant tax increase.” He also pledged that […]


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