The House Judiciary Committee held a “Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan” hearing Monday on District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s approach to the city’s rising crime. House Republicans claimed Bragg’s progressive policies have made New York unsafe, allowing crime to flourish while negatively impacting the city’s communities. The hearing comes just weeks after Bragg charged former President Trump of falsifying business records. Attorney and retired NYPD inspector Paul Mauro joins the Rundown to discuss Bragg’s soft-on-crime policies, the politics surrounding the hearing, and what factors contribute to rising crime rates in major cities.

On Monday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy spoke before the New York Stock Exchange, saying Republicans would soon vote to raise the debt limit for one year on the condition that this comes with spending cuts to corral the nation’s over 30 trillion dollars of debt. President Biden has already spoken on the issue, calling for Congress to raise the debt limit without conditions and keep negotiations on the budget free from the threat of the looming debt ceiling. President of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Maya MacGuineas, joins the podcast to discuss how both political parties have contributed to America’s current massive national debt, the importance of raising the debt ceiling without making the debt burden worse, and the consequences of a potential default.

Plus, commentary by 12-time NCAA All-American swimmer, Riley Gaines.