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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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Monday, December 5th, 2022

Today's headlines: Trump posted on Truth Social this weekend stating that the Constitution should be terminated due to "massive" election fraud. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the DOJ is seeking access to all of the interviews and evidence that has been collected by the January 6th committee. The DOJ announced that they have both reached an agreement and filed a new complaint with the city of Jackson, Mississippi over mismanagement of its water system. A new report by the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis has revealed that tech firms that were contracted by the government were complicit in facilitating aid fraud. Members of the Democratic National Committee voted on Friday to change the order of its primary calendar. Finally for today, Alex Jones has filed for Chapter 11 personal bankruptcy. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Axios: Trump: Constitution should be terminated due to "massive" election fraud CNN: DOJ wants ‘all’ transcripts and evidence in House January 6 probe, Garland says ABC: DOJ reaches agreement, files new complaint against Jackson, Mississippi, over water crisis Washington Post: ‘The more you submit, the more we get paid’: How fintech fueled covid aid fraud Politico: DNC moves forward with dramatic change to presidential primary calendar NY Times: Alex Jones Files for Bankruptcy Host: Sami Sage Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing by Brandon Lee Bjornson

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Today's headlines: The Senate voted legislating a labor agreement that would give railway workers 7 days of paid sick leave, and passed legislation that will prevent a strike but only give workers one day of paid sick leave. The House Committee has obtained access to Trump’s Tax Returns. An appeals court in Georgia has struck down the special master who is reviewing the Trump documents that the FBI seized in August. Another court of appeals in Texas has rejected the Department of Education’s request to reinstate its student debt plan. French president Emmanuel Macron and President Biden gave a joint press conference and shared a state dinner at the White House yesterday. Finally for this week, Neuralink announced that they are working towards implanting a computer chip in a human brain within six months. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: With Senate Vote, Congress Moves to Avert Rail Strike NY Times: House Committee Obtains Access to Trump’s Tax Returns, Ending Long Fight Washington Post: Trump Mar-a-Lago special master struck down by appeals court NPR: Legal losses keep coming for Biden's student loan relief plan AP News: Biden, Macron vow unity against Russia, discuss trade row Bloomberg: Musk’s Neuralink Hopes to Implant Computer in Human Brain in Six Months Host: Sami Sage Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing by Brandon Lee Bjornson

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Today's headlines: Democrats in the House of Representatives held their leadership elections yesterday, with representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York coming out as the first Black person to lead a political party’s caucus in either chamber. The House of Representatives held a vote on legislation to avert a nationwide railroad strike yesterday. Police are now cracking down on protestors over the widespread protests in China over the zero-covid policy. Five cars that were rented by Biden’s secret service burst into flames in the Nantucket Airport parking lot around 5am on Monday morning. The crypto firm BlockFi filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy following the collapse of FTX on Monday. Finally for today, Twitter announced that they will no longer enforce their policy against Covid misinformation.  Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NBC: House Democrats elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as leader, the first Black person to lead a congressional caucus Axios: House passes legislation to avert economically devastating rail strike BBC: China plans 'crackdown' after Covid protests Daily Beast: 5 Cars Rented by Biden’s Secret Service Burst Into Flames CNBC: Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX fallout spreads Prospect: Congressmembers Tried to Stop the SEC’s Inquiry Into FTX AP News: Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy 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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