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Morning Announcements

Morning Announcements is a daily show brought to you by the Betches Sup, here to help you make sense of the world in the wake of 2020’s chaos. Every morning, Betches co-founder and host Sami Sage gives you quick daily updates with the most important info you need to know about politics and current events.

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Sami Sage

Sami Sage is a cofounder and Chief Creative Officer at Betches. She’s the host of the @ Betches, Betches Sup and Morning Announcements podcasts and in her spare time likes to scroll on her phone and stare at her dogs, Bruce Bader Ginsburg and Larry David.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Today's headlines: Lawyers for Trump stated that they’ve found at least two more items that were marked classified in Trump’s storage unit. The House Jan. 6 committee plans to issue criminal referrals along with its final report later this month. Dozens of people have been arrested for plotting to violently overthrow the government in Germany. President of Peru Pedro Castillo was ousted yesterday after he sought to dissolve the government and take unilateral control. The rental car company Hertz announced they will pay about $168 million dollars to settle disputes with hundreds of customers that were falsely accused of vehicle theft. Finally for today, representative Madison Cawthorn has been told to pay over $14,000 thousand dollars to charity. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Items with classified markings found at Trump storage unit in Florida NBC: Jan. 6 committee plans to issue criminal referrals along with its final report this month AP News: Suspected German coup plot spawns dozens of arrests AP News: Peru’s president ousted by Congress in political crisis CBS: New Hampshire man arrested aboard cruise ship is latest to be accused of stealing Hertz rental car: "Most horrific experience of my life" NY Times: Hertz to Pay $168 Million to Customers Accused of Auto Theft NPR: Rep. Madison Cawthorn broke rules over a 'meme' crypto, a House panel finds Host: Sami Sage Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing by Brandon Lee Bjornson

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

Today's headlines: Democratic senator Raphael Warnock was elected as Senator yesterday night. Rep Andy Biggs announced that he will be challenging Kevin McCarthy for the speakership. Congress has awarded the congressional gold medal to the law enforcement officers who defended the capitol on January 6th. Jack Smith subpoenaed officials in multiple counties where Trump tried to reverse the election results in 2020. A New York jury reached a verdict in the trial against the Trump Organization, finding them guilty on all 17 counts yesterday. Finally for today, the state of Maryland is banning the use of TikTok and any China and Russia-based platforms within the state’s executive branch of government. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Axios: Rep. Andy Biggs challenges McCarthy for speaker Washington Post: Congress awards gold medals to police who defended Capitol on Jan. 6 Washington Post: Justice Dept. subpoenas Ariz., Mich., Wis. officials in Trump Jan. 6 probe NBC: Jury finds Trump Organization guilty of tax fraud scheme AP News: Maryland bans TikTok in state agencies, latest state to act NY Times: Putin Signs Law Banning Expressions of L.G.B.T.Q. Identity in Public Host: Sami Sage Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing by Brandon Lee Bjornson

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

Today's headlines: Today is the final day of voting in the Georgia senate runoff race between current democratic senator Raphael Warnock and abortion provider Herschel Walker. A Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples is arguing before the Supreme Court that a ruling against her would force artists to do work that’s against their beliefs. Approximately forty-thousand residents in Moore County, North Carolina have been without power since Sunday. A new report from the National Association of Real Estate Brokers has new data on persistent discrimination against Black Americans in the home buying industry. Dominion Voting Systems is suing Fox for 1.6 billion dollars. Finally for today, Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning any expressions of LGBTQ identity in public. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: When to expect results from Georgia’s Senate runoff AP News: Justices spar in latest clash of religion and gay rights AP News: North Carolina blackouts caused by shootings could last days NY Times: Discrimination Seeps Into Every Aspect of Home Buying for Black Americans Washington Post: Rupert Murdoch to be deposed in $1.6 billion defamation case against Fox NY Times: Putin Signs Law Banning Expressions of L.G.B.T.Q. Identity in Public Host: Sami Sage Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing by Brandon Lee Bjornson

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I love getting a quick hit of news each day. Sami is smart speedy and informative. So glad I can become more informed without listening to news all day.

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