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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, June 1st, 2023

Today’s Headlines: The House of Representatives passed a debt ceiling agreement, delaying the consequences of a potential US default until 2025. Federal prosecutors obtained a recording of Trump discussing a classified document on Iran policy. Trump waved the document, claiming it could undermine statements made by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley. Minnesota legalized recreational cannabis for adults over 21. It will take about 12 to 18 months for legal products to become available. Mike Pence is expected to launch his 2024 presidential campaign on June 7th, joining at least nine other candidates, including Chris Christie. Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: The Hill: House passes bill to raise debt ceiling Independent: Trump caught on tape discussing classified documents he kept after leaving White House, reports say  CBS News: Gov. Tim Walz signs recreational cannabis bill into law   Wa Post: Pence, Christie to launch presidential bids next week  Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Edited by Grace Hernandez-Johnson

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Today’s Headlines: Debt ceiling deal causes division in politics, with threats to remove House Speaker. Mass shooting in Hollywood Beach leaves nine dead. Study shows increased heart attack deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among young adults. New York City sinking due to subsidence and rising sea levels. The Sackler family granted immunity in the opioid crisis, paying $6 billion for addiction programs. Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: WA Post: Debt ceiling deal faces first hurdle in Republican-led House  AP News: Florida police search for 3 gunmen who wounded 9 at crowded beach on Memorial Day Today: Young people are more likely to die of heart attacks post-COVID, study finds. But why?  AP News: As rising oceans threaten NYC, study documents another risk: The city is sinking NY Times: Sacklers Can Be Shielded From Opioid Liability, Appeals Court Rules  Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Edited by Grace Hernandez-Johnson

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

Today’s Headlines: President Biden and House Republicans have reached a deal to suspend the debt limit through 2025, preventing a federal default. The agreement includes spending limits, work requirements for SNAP recipients, and expanded benefits for veterans and others. The deal also ends the pause on student loan repayments. In Texas, the state House has impeached Attorney General Ken Paxton over bribery allegations. Turkey's President Erdogan has been reelected, and Russia has issued an arrest warrant for Senator Lindsey Graham. France threatens to block Twitter in Europe if it doesn't comply with new rules. Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: AP News: Debt ceiling deal: What’s in, what’s out of the bill to avert US default CBS News: Debt ceiling deal's next steps — getting it through Congress  CNBC: Treasury now says it could run out of money June 5, buying time for debt ceiling talks  Texas Tribune: Texas AG Ken Paxton impeached, suspended from duties; will face Senate trial  BBC News: Erdogan wins five more years as Turkey's president  AP News: Russia issues arrest warrant for Lindsey Graham over Ukraine comments The Wrap: France’s Digital Minister Threatens to Ban Twitter in Europe After Site Ditches Disinformation Rules  Morning Announcements is produced by Sami Sage alongside Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Edited by Grace Hernandez-Johnson

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Best way to start my day!

I listen to this podcast first thing every morning and love it! It’s the perfect thing to start my day with and it gives a great rundown of the news without being overly dense or hard to follow.

Easy breezy and smart

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.

Instantly part of my routine

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