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Written by on April 26, 2021

Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere

Today’s Hot Topics:

1) Vice President Kamala Harris — who has been slammed for not visiting the southern border amid the surge of unaccompanied migrant children arriving in the US — on Sunday said she can’t get to Mexico and Central America “soon enough” to meet with leaders there.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” she said has talked virtually with the presidents of Mexico and Guatemala — Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Alejandro Giammattei — but so far has not met them face-to-face.

“And we have a plan to actually have another meeting coming up soon. We’re working on the plan to get there. We have to deal with COVID issues, but I can’t get there soon enough, in terms of personally getting there,” Harris said.

2) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised President Joe Biden for adopting a much more liberal agenda than even those on the progressive wing of his party could have expected.

The New York Democrat, who identifies as a socialist, said during a virtual town hall on Friday that the Democratic president has already “exceeded expectations that progressives had.”

“You know, I’ll be frank. I think a lot of us expected a much more conservative administration,” she said.

Biden’s “active invitation and willingness and collaboration with progressives in his first 100 days, or almost 100 days, has been very impressive,” she added.

3) Officers did not issue any tickets after the preacher at a southeast Calgary church holding a religious gathering thought to be in violation of public health orders drove them away.

A Calgary police officer attended the Street Church, at 4315 26th Ave. S.E., alongside Alberta Health Services and city bylaw officials on Saturday afternoon.

There, they were met by controversial street preacher Artur Pawlowski, who began yelling at officers to leave the church.

“Immediately go out and don’t come back,” Pawlowski yelled at the six attending officers.

“I don’t care what you have to say. Out! Out! Out of this property, you Nazis.”

4) Comments Sunday from top White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci indicated a possible shift in federal recommendations on masks outdoors, representing a departure from his past comments on when people should wear masks.

Fauci said on ABC’s “This Week” that it’s “common sense” there’s a lower risk of spreading the virus outdoors and foreshadowed a potential change in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to that effect. He said the agency would make its recommendations, coming as a larger portion of the population gets vaccinated, after ensuring it looks “at the data and the data backs it up.”

“We’re seeing more and more talked about, I know the CDC is looking at perhaps revising their guidance about wearing masks outdoors at this time,” host George Stephanopoulos said. “What’s your best guidance on that at this point?”

“I don’t want to get ahead of them… but I think it’s pretty common sense now that outdoor risk is really, really quite low. Particularly, I mean if you are a vaccinated person wearing a mask outdoors, I mean obviously the risk is minuscule,” Fauci responded.

Today’s Guests:

1) Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States

2) Chad Rogers, Publisher of TheDeadPelican.com; Ringside All-Star – joins the show to take callers and share his unique, pessimistic outlook on the future.

3)  Bill Martinez, host of Bill Martinez Live – simulcasts with Jeff in the second hour to discuss the hot topics of the week and share their unique commentary.

4)  Steve Pomper, Author of “The Obama Gang”