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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, November 28th. 2022

Today's headlines: Reports emerged over the weekend that Donald Trump had dinner at Mar-a-Lago with, Kanye West, a famous 24 year old neo-Nazi named Nick Fuentes, and a former Trump strategist named Karen Giorno. Kanye West has announced his 2024 Presidential Bid, Calling for Christian Theocracy. Early voting began this weekend in the Georgia senate runoff race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker. Half of twitter’s top 100 advertisers are no longer advertising on the platform. Mike Pence is considering answering to the Justice Department in their investigation into January 6th. Finally for today, France has taken the first steps to enshrine the right to abortion into their constitution. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Axios: Trump talks with white nationalist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner Rolling Stone: Kanye West Announces 2024 Presidential Bid, Seems to Call for Christian Theocracy CNN: Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker getting tax break in 2022 on Texas home intended for primary residence NPR: Twitter has lost 50 of its top 100 advertisers since Elon Musk took over, report says NY Times: Justice Dept. Seeking to Question Pence in Jan. 6 Investigation Washington Post: France takes 1st step to add abortion right to constitution 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, November 23rd, 2022

Today's headlines: The Biden administration announced yesterday that they’re extending the pause on federal student loan payments until June 30th, 2023. The Supreme Court has denied Donald Trump’s request to block the House Ways and Means Committee from accessing his tax returns. Senator Lindsey Graham testified yesterday for about two hours before a grand jury in the Georgia probe regarding election interference in 2020 - reportedly answering all the questions which he had previously spent months fighting all the way to the Supreme Court to avoid. Finally for this week, Some of the country’s top law schools including Yale, Harvard, Berkeley, Columbia, Georgetown and Stanford, have all decided to drop out of the US News and World Report rankings. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: White House Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments Washington Post: Supreme Court clears way for Trump tax returns to go to Congress Washington Post: Lindsey Graham testifies before Georgia grand jury in election probe Inside Higher Ed: Law Schools Reject ‘U.S. News’ Rankings 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, November 22nd, 2022

Today's headlines: The Colorado Springs shooter will face 5 murder charges, and 5 additional hate crime counts of causing injury with bias motivation for each person he murdered. A court in Georgia ruled that voters will be able to vote in the senate runoff election between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is reportedly returning to his investigation into Donald Trump’s hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels. Finally for today, an “anti-woke” Texas startup called GloriFi is shutting down. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Guardian: Colorado Springs shooting: suspect faces murder and hate crime charges NY Times: Army Veteran Went Into ‘Combat Mode’ to Disarm the Club Q Gunman Democracy Docket: Georgia Runoff Nov. 26 Early Voting Challenge NY Times: Manhattan Prosecutors Move to Jump-Start Criminal Inquiry Into Trump WSJ: Anti-Woke Bank GloriFi to Shut Down 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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