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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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Monday, August 8th, 2022

Today's headlines: The Senate has approved the Inflation Reduction Act, a long-delayed health and climate bill, while Friday’s jobs report exceeded expectations by showing that the US economy added 528 thousand jobs in July, and unemployment is down to 3.5 percent. Then, Alex Jones was sentenced to pay an additional 42.5 million dollars in punitive damages, North Carolina announced on Friday that it plans to put AR-15 guns in every school in Madison County, and Indiana has officially become the first state to pass a new abortion ban since Roe was struck down. Finally, Hungary's Viktor Orban fired up Texas conservatives at CPAC this weekend, and President Biden is cleared to come out of isolation since he tested negative for covid yesterday. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Senate approves Inflation Reduction Act, clinching long-delayed health and climate bill CNBC: Payrolls increased 528,000 in July, much better than expected in a sign of strength for jobs market NPR: A jury tags Alex Jones with $45.2 million in punitive damages for 2 Sandy Hook parents Axios: North Carolina school district plans to put AR-15s in every school Washington Post: Abortion law in Indiana leads to fallout for state, politics BBC News: Hungary's Viktor Orban fires up Texas conservatives CNN: President Joe Biden officially cleared to emerge from isolation following rebound Covid-19 case

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Today's headlines: Alex Jones is charged $4 million in damages to two Sandy Hook parents following his defamation case. Then, the Louisville police officers that killed Breonna Taylor have been federally charged, while Brittney Griner has been found guilty of drug smuggling in Russia and sentenced to 9 years in prison. Finally, the White House has officially declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: CNN: Jury finds Alex Jones caused $4 million in damages to two Sandy Hook parents CNN: Four current, former Louisville police officers federally charged in Breonna Taylor's death NY Times: Brittney Griner Is Sentenced to 9 Years in a Russian Penal Colony CNBC: Biden administration declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency in the U.S.

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Today's headlines: Representative Peter Meijer became the second House Republican who voted for Trump impeachment to lose the primary. New election results have arrived out of Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Washington. Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski has died in a car accident that also killed two staffers. According to new reports, Phones of top Pentagon officials were wiped of January 6th messages. Finally, Alex Jones' lawyer accidentally sent the contents of Jones' phone revealing InfoWars' financials and texts he claimed didn't exist, while the Jan. 6 Committee Prepares to Subpoena those texts as well as other emails. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: CNN: Rep. Peter Meijer becomes second House Republican who voted for Trump impeachment to lose primary NY TImes: Live Primary Results: Last Night’s Key Races CNN: Indiana Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski dies in car accident that also killed 2 staffers Washington Post: Phones of top Pentagon officials were wiped of Jan. 6 messages Insider: Alex Jones' lawyer accidentally sent the contents of Jones' phone, revealing InfoWars' financials and texts he claimed didn't exist: Sandy Hook parents' attorney Rolling Stone: Exclusive: Jan. 6 Committee Prepares to Subpoena Alex Jones’ Texts, Emails

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