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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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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

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Today's headlines: Kansas voters rejected a measure that would remove the right to an abortion from the state constitution, while a bipartisan group of senators have introduced legislation that would codify the right to an abortion into federal law. Then, The DOJ has filed its first lawsuit since Roe was overturned against a state abortion ban, Florida’s abortion plan is being challenged in new lawsuits by 7 religious leaders in the state, and the senate voted last night to pass legislation expanding health care benefits the millions of veterans. Finally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to take her trip to Taiwan against China’s wishes. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NPR: Voters in Kansas decide to keep abortion legal in the state, rejecting an amendment NY Times: Bipartisan Abortion-Rights Bill Sets Up a Midterm Debate Washington Post: Justice Dept. sues Idaho over near-total abortion ban coming Aug. 25 Washington Post: Clerics sue over Florida abortion law, saying it violates religious freedom CNN: Senate passes long-sought bill to help veterans affected by burn pits Washington Post: White House scrambles to avoid crisis amid Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Today's headlines: President Biden announced last night that the current leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman Al-Zawahri was killed by a US counterterrorism drone strike in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, new reports reveal that Prince Charles accepted £1m from Osama Bin Laden's family, while Pelosi's upcoming trip to Taiwan may test relations with China. A former high level Russian official who had been a former mentor and now critic of Putin has been hospitalized in Europe. Finally, Senator Lindsey Graham is fighting the subpoena he was served by the grand jury in Georgia, while the White House Digital Service, which is responsible for matching sick patients with potential organ donations, is severely flawed. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: Live Updates: U.S. Drone Strike in Kabul Kills Top Qaeda Leader BBC: Prince Charles accepted £1m from Osama Bin Laden's family - report NY Times: A Pelosi Trip to Taiwan Would Test China’s Appetite for Confrontation CNN: Former high-level Russian official who left Putin's government reportedly hospitalized AP News: Sen. Graham challenges 2020 Georgia election probe subpoena Washington Post: Thousands of lives depend on a transplant network in need of ‘vast restructuring’

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