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Morning Announcements
Friday, September 30th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 6:20


Today's headlines: More news from Hurricane Ian, which turned out to be one of the worst hurricanes in America's history, continues to pour in. After months of will she/won't she, Ginni Thomas finally voluntarily testified to the House January 6th committee yesterday. Aileen Cannon overruled the special master Raymond Dearie's request that Trump's lawyers don't have to clarify Mar-a-Lago document claims. Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration over his student loan plan. Finally for this week, The FDA has approved a new treatment for ALS. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: AP News: Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina Axios: Ginni Thomas cooperative in Jan. 6 committee interview Federalist: Ginni Thomas Shuts Down Misconduct Claims In Voluntary Testimony Before J6 Panel Washington Post: Judge rules Trump lawyers don't have to clarify Mar-a-Lago document claims AP News: GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan CNN: ALS drug gets FDA approval despite uncertainty about effectiveness   Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 5:15


Today's headlines: Hurricane Ian hit southwestern Florida as a category 4 storm near Cayo Costa, knocking out the power of over 1.8 million people and leaving people trapped in flooded homes. Universities and colleges in Idaho are warning staffers not to refer students to abortion providers or tell them how to get emergency contraception. The founder of the Oath Keepers Stewart Rhodes, along with 4 other members of the extremist group, have just begun their trial for seditious conspiracy. The US embassy in Moscow is encouraging Americans with dual citizenship to leave immediately, or else they could be drafted by Putin's mandatory military conscription order. Finally for this week, the Senate is enacting an attempt to protect the 2024 election through the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: Live Updates: Hurricane Ian Takes Aim at Florida After Leaving Cuba in the Dark PBS: Idaho universities disallow abortion, contraception referrals for students Washington Post: Jury selection underway in Oath Keepers seditious conspiracy trial New York Times: Latest U.S. Military Package for Ukraine Suggests Shift in Focus to Long, Open-Ended War Washington Post: The crumbling GOP opposition to electoral count reform bill Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 8:06


Today's headlines: Hurricane Ian has made its debut in Florida, with officials warning of dangerous storm surges, flooding, and powerful winds to come. A Texas process server attempted to serve the state's Attorney General Ken Paxton with a subpoena to appear in federal court in a lawsuit brought by nonprofit reproductive health groups who want to help Texans pay for abortions out of state. Mark Meadows did not show up yesterday in response to his subpoena in Fulton County, Georgia. Finally for today, Students at schools across Virginia participated in walkouts yesterday, in protest of Governor Glenn Youngkin's new policies restricting the rights of transgender students.Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: Live Updates: Hurricane Ian Takes Aim at Florida After Leaving Cuba in the Dark Texas Tribune: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home to avoid being served with subpoena, court record says The Hill: Riggleman says Mark Meadows text messages reveal ‘roadmap to an attempted coup' Washington Post: Va. students walk out of classes in protest of Youngkin transgender policy Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 5:04


Today's headlines: Italy's new prime minister will be Giorgia Meloni of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, who will lead the most right-leaning government since World War II. Vladimir Putin granted Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden. Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall in western Florida tomorrow as a category 4 storm, with winds exceeding 140 miles per hour. Finally for today, the House January 6th committee resumes after its midseason hiatus tomorrow. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NPR: What you need to know about Italy's new far-right leader Giorgia Meloni BBC: Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship AP News: Hurricane Ian nears Cuba on path to strike Florida as Cat 4 Axios: What we know going into the final Jan. 6 hearing Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Monday, September 26th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 7:11 Very Popular


Today's headlines: A Arizona judge ruled that a near-total abortion ban from 1901 can be enforced on Friday. A republican lawmaker named Denver Riggleman, who formerly served on the staff of the January 6th committee in the House, is publishing an unauthorized account of the committee tomorrow. Sidney Powell, “lawyer” to Trump, did not show up to her grand jury date last week In the Fulton County, Georgia investigation into 2020 election tampering. Four occupied regions of Ukraine declared staged elections to become part of Russia on Friday. Italy held a snap election yesterday, while protests against the Islamic Republic continued in Iran this past weekend. Finally for today, Hurricane Ian is expected to potentially hit western Florida later this week as a category 4 storm. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: CNN: Arizona judge rules state can enforce near-total abortion ban NBC: Jan. 6 panel is 'aware of' call between White House and rioter, Rep. Raskin says WSB: Former Trump attorney Sidney Powell a no-show for election probe grand jury Washington Post: Kremlin proxies stage referendums as Russia aims to seize Ukrainian land NPR: Italy's voters could pivot the country to the far right at a critical time for Europe Axios: Iran says internet crackdown will continue amid protests over Mahsa Amini's death Axios: Tropical Storm Ian to strengthen, storm watch issued for Florida Keys Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Friday, September 23nd, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 6:43


Today's headlines: The DOJ has been granted an appeal saying that they cannot continue to review the 100 classified documents that they seized in Mar-a-Lago; Raymond Dearie has separately ordered Trump lawyers to back up Trump's claims on record that the FBI lied about seized documents. The writer that stated that Trump raped her, E. Jean Carroll, plans to use a new law to prove it. Ginni Thomas, Clarence Thomas's wife, has come to an agreement with the January 6th House committee to voluntarily testify in the coming weeks. The House has passed a bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results. Anti-Government protests have exploded this week across dozens of cities in Iran, all initially sparked by the death of a woman named Mahsa Amini, a 22 year old who died in police custody. Finally for this week, a strict ban on most abortions in Indiana has been struck down after being in effect for just a week. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Axios: Federal appeals court grants DOJ classified records request in Trump case Washington Post: Dearie asks Trump lawyers whether they believe FBI lied about seized documents NY Times: Writer Who Says Trump Raped Her Plans to Use New Law to Prove It CNN: First on CNN: Ginni Thomas agrees to January 6 committee interview Washington Post: House passes bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results NY Times: Protests Intensify in Iran Over Woman Who Died in Custody Washington Post: Judge Temporarily Suspends Indiana Abortion Ban Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Friday, September 23nd, 2022`

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 6:43


Today's headlines: The DOJ has been granted an appeal saying that they cannot continue to review the 100 classified documents that they seized in Mar-a-Lago; Raymond Dearie has separately ordered Trump lawyers to back up Trump's claims on record that the FBI lied about seized documents. The writer that stated that Trump raped her, E. Jean Carroll, plans to use a new law to prove it. Ginni Thomas, Clarence Thomas's wife, has come to an agreement with the January 6th House committee to voluntarily testify in the coming weeks. The House has passed a bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results. Anti-Government protests have exploded this week across dozens of cities in Iran, all initially sparked by the death of a woman named Mahsa Amini, a 22 year old who died in police custody. Finally for this week, a strict ban on most abortions in Indiana has been struck down after being in effect for just a week. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Axios: Federal appeals court grants DOJ classified records request in Trump case Washington Post: Dearie asks Trump lawyers whether they believe FBI lied about seized documents NY Times: Writer Who Says Trump Raped Her Plans to Use New Law to Prove It CNN: First on CNN: Ginni Thomas agrees to January 6 committee interview Washington Post: House passes bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results NY Times: Protests Intensify in Iran Over Woman Who Died in Custody Washington Post: Judge Temporarily Suspends Indiana Abortion Ban Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 7:37


Today's headlines: New York Attorney General Letitia James announced yesterday that she has filed a $250 million dollar civil fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump, as well as his three oldest children. President Biden has signed a bill eliminating the statute of limitations for child sex abuse. The DOJ has announced criminal charges against forty seven people who allegedly engaged in the largest pandemic relief fraud scheme. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates again, taking rates to 3.25% in an effort to tame inflation by slowing the economy. Russian airlines have stopped selling plane tickets to Russian men between the ages of 18 and 65. Finally for today, Greg Norman (CEO of the new Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament) met with Capitol Hill lawmakers yesterday to discuss LIV's plans and business model. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Donald Trump, 3 of his children accused of business fraud by New York AG The Hill: Biden signs bill eliminating civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims NPR: DOJ charges 47 with stealing $250 million from a pandemic food program for kids USA Today: Fed hikes interest rate 0.75 percentage point to tame inflation, and sees aggressive increases ahead. What's it mean for you? Airlive: BREAKING Russian airlines ordered to stop selling tickets to Russian men aged 18 to 65 ESPN: LIV CEO, commissioner Greg Norman visiting Capitol Hill to share circuit's plans to change professional golf, address concerns over ties to Saudi Arabia Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 7:37


Today's headlines: New York Attorney General Letitia James announced yesterday that she has filed a $250 million dollar civil fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump, as well as his three oldest children. President Biden has signed a bill eliminating the statute of limitations for child sex abuse. The DOJ has announced criminal charges against forty seven people who allegedly engaged in the largest pandemic relief fraud scheme. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates again, taking rates to 3.25% in an effort to tame inflation by slowing the economy. Russian airlines have stopped selling plane tickets to Russian men between the ages of 18 and 65. Finally for today, Greg Norman (CEO of the new Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament) met with Capitol Hill lawmakers yesterday to discuss LIV's plans and business model. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Donald Trump, 3 of his children accused of business fraud by New York AG The Hill: Biden signs bill eliminating civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims NPR: DOJ charges 47 with stealing $250 million from a pandemic food program for kids USA Today: Fed hikes interest rate 0.75 percentage point to tame inflation, and sees aggressive increases ahead. What's it mean for you? Airlive: BREAKING Russian airlines ordered to stop selling tickets to Russian men aged 18 to 65 ESPN: LIV CEO, commissioner Greg Norman visiting Capitol Hill to share circuit's plans to change professional golf, address concerns over ties to Saudi Arabia Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 7:46 Very Popular


Today's headlines: Two major Mar-a-Lago-related updates have come to light, including information on the hearing of special master Raymond Dearie, and news that there was a year-long period before the FBI sought a search warrant to seize the documents at Mar-a-Lago. Florida Governor DeSantis has been sued for Flying Migrants to Martha's Vineyard; Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County, Texas announced that his office will be investigating this “abuse of human rights” yesterday. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre warned yesterday that the administration was coordinating with officials in Delaware to prepare for the possible arrival of a plane from Texas that would be carrying migrants. Hurricane Fiona has hit Turks and Caicos as a category 3 storm, and is expected to strengthen into a Category 4. Finally for today, four regions in Ukraine announced plans to start voting this week to become a part of Russia. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Special master prods Trump lawyers: ‘You can't have your cake and eat it' NY Times: Trump Was Warned Late Last Year of Potential Legal Peril Over Documents Bloomberg: Florida's DeSantis Sued for Flying Migrants to Martha's Vineyard Politico: Texas sheriff investigating DeSantis' role in flying migrants to Martha's Vineyard Axios: White House "coordinating" with Delaware for possible migrant plane AP News: Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces big cleanup AP News: 4 Ukrainian regions schedule votes this week to join Russia Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 7:46


Today's headlines: Two major Mar-a-Lago-related updates have come to light, including information on the hearing of special master Raymond Dearie, and news that there was a year-long period before the FBI sought a search warrant to seize the documents at Mar-a-Lago. Florida Governor DeSantis has been sued for Flying Migrants to Martha's Vineyard; Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County, Texas announced that his office will be investigating this “abuse of human rights” yesterday. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre warned yesterday that the administration was coordinating with officials in Delaware to prepare for the possible arrival of a plane from Texas that would be carrying migrants. Hurricane Fiona has hit Turks and Caicos as a category 3 storm, and is expected to strengthen into a Category 4. Finally for today, four regions in Ukraine announced plans to start voting this week to become a part of Russia. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Special master prods Trump lawyers: ‘You can't have your cake and eat it' NY Times: Trump Was Warned Late Last Year of Potential Legal Peril Over Documents Bloomberg: Florida's DeSantis Sued for Flying Migrants to Martha's Vineyard Politico: Texas sheriff investigating DeSantis' role in flying migrants to Martha's Vineyard Axios: White House "coordinating" with Delaware for possible migrant plane AP News: Fiona swipes Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico faces big cleanup AP News: 4 Ukrainian regions schedule votes this week to join Russia Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee BjornsonWednesday, September 21st, 2022

Morning Announcements
Monday, September 19th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 7:07 Very Popular


Today's headlines: Queen Elizabeth the 2nd is being laid to rest today in London. Judge Aileen Cannon not only granted his request for a special master to review the documents that were seized at Mar-a-Lago, but picked one of his two preferred candidates, Raymond Dearie, to review them. Mark Meadows has reportedly complied with the DOJ in their January 6th probe, making him the highest-ranking Trump official known to have responded to a subpoena. Matt Gaetz has sought a preemptive pardon in 2020 in the sex trafficking probe that the DOJ is currently conducting into his behavior. A category 1 storm, Hurricane Fiona, hit Puerto Rico yesterday, leaving the island of 1.5 million people entirely without power. Senate Democrats are punting a bill to ban members of Congress from trading stocks. Finally for today, the creator of Patagonia, 83 year old Yvon Chouinard, announced that he has transferred his 3 billion dollars worth of ownership to a specially designed trust and a nonprofit. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: A Detailed Rundown of Queen Elizabeth's Funeral Day The Hill: Who is Raymond J. Dearie, the special master in Trump case? Bloomberg: Trump Special Master Off to a Fast Start in Documents Review Washington Post: Gaetz sought pardon related to Justice Department sex trafficking probe CNN: Exclusive: Mark Meadows complied with DOJ subpoena in January 6 probe Business Insider: Senate Democrats are punting a bill to ban members of Congress from trading stocks to the lame-duck session: 'It's not going to happen before the election' NY Times: Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Monday, September 19th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 7:07


Today's headlines: Queen Elizabeth the 2nd is being laid to rest today in London. Judge Aileen Cannon not only granted his request for a special master to review the documents that were seized at Mar-a-Lago, but picked one of his two preferred candidates, Raymond Dearie, to review them. Mark Meadows has reportedly complied with the DOJ in their January 6th probe, making him the highest-ranking Trump official known to have responded to a subpoena. Matt Gaetz has sought a preemptive pardon in 2020 in the sex trafficking probe that the DOJ is currently conducting into his behavior. A category 1 storm, Hurricane Fiona, hit Puerto Rico yesterday, leaving the island of 1.5 million people entirely without power. Senate Democrats are punting a bill to ban members of Congress from trading stocks. Finally for today, the creator of Patagonia, 83 year old Yvon Chouinard, announced that he has transferred his 3 billion dollars worth of ownership to a specially designed trust and a nonprofit. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: A Detailed Rundown of Queen Elizabeth's Funeral Day The Hill: Who is Raymond J. Dearie, the special master in Trump case? Bloomberg: Trump Special Master Off to a Fast Start in Documents Review Washington Post: Gaetz sought pardon related to Justice Department sex trafficking probe CNN: Exclusive: Mark Meadows complied with DOJ subpoena in January 6 probe Business Insider: Senate Democrats are punting a bill to ban members of Congress from trading stocks to the lame-duck session: 'It's not going to happen before the election' NY Times: Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Friday, September 16th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 7:12


Today's headlines: A nationwide rail strike has been averted with about 2 days to spare, after railroad companies and their workers reached a tentative labor agreement yesterday. Another portion of the Mar-a-Lago affidavit that justified the search warrant has been unsealed, showing that federal agents subpoenaed more than six months worth of surveillance footage between January 10th and June 24th, 2022. Governor Ron DeSantis flew two planes full of immigrants from Florida to Martha's Vineyard in an effort to “transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations.” Senate Democrats have decided to postpone a vote on codifying same-sex marriage into law until after the midterm elections. The Supreme Court ruled that Yeshiva University in New York must comply with a state court's order that they recognize a gay rights organization on their campus. Finally for this week, new reporting from the Washington Post reveals that customs officials have copied Americans' phone data at a massive scale. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Freight rail strike threatens supply chains, prompting White House planning NPR: How an attendance policy brought the U.S. to the brink of a nationwide rail strike Independent: Judge unseals additional portions of Mar-a-Lago affidavit AP News: Florida flies migrants to ‘sanctuary' of Martha's Vineyard NY Times: Democrats Delay Senate Vote to Protect Gay Marriage as G.O.P. Balks Washington Post: Supreme Court reverses course on religious school's LGBTQ club in 5-4 vote Washington Post: Customs officials have copied Americans' phone data at massive scale Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Friday, September 16th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 7:12


Today's headlines: A nationwide rail strike has been averted with about 2 days to spare, after railroad companies and their workers reached a tentative labor agreement yesterday. Another portion of the Mar-a-Lago affidavit that justified the search warrant has been unsealed, showing that federal agents subpoenaed more than six months worth of surveillance footage between January 10th and June 24th, 2022. Governor Ron DeSantis flew two planes full of immigrants from Florida to Martha's Vineyard in an effort to “transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations.” Senate Democrats have decided to postpone a vote on codifying same-sex marriage into law until after the midterm elections. The Supreme Court ruled that Yeshiva University in New York must comply with a state court's order that they recognize a gay rights organization on their campus. Finally for this week, new reporting from the Washington Post reveals that customs officials have copied Americans' phone data at a massive scale. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Freight rail strike threatens supply chains, prompting White House planning NPR: How an attendance policy brought the U.S. to the brink of a nationwide rail strike Independent: Judge unseals additional portions of Mar-a-Lago affidavit AP News: Florida flies migrants to ‘sanctuary' of Martha's Vineyard NY Times: Democrats Delay Senate Vote to Protect Gay Marriage as G.O.P. Balks Washington Post: Supreme Court reverses course on religious school's LGBTQ club in 5-4 vote Washington Post: Customs officials have copied Americans' phone data at massive scale Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 8:39


Today's headlines: New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Delaware held their primaries on Tuesday, marking the final primaries of the 2022 season, with Daniel McKee coming out on top in Rhode Island. The House January 6th committee has finally sent out a save the date for their next televised hearing - September 28th. The DOJ has also reportedly sent upwards of 40 subpoenas to Trump aides in recent weeks, including Mike Lindell. The Senate Judiciary committee is opening up an inquiry into claims that were made in the upcoming memoir of ex US attorney Geoffrey Berman. R. Kelly has been found guilty by an Illinois jury on 6 counts of child pornography and enticement of a minor. EPA is now investigating the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, and has sent personnel to the city to collect data and conduct interviews. Finally for today, new texts reveal that former Gov. Phil Bryant helped Brett Favre secure welfare funding for the USM volleyball stadium. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: PBS: Democratic groups spend money on Republican primaries to nominate less appealing opponents NY Times: An Upset in N.H. House Primary; Senate Race Is Too Close to Call AP News: Rhode Island Gov. McKee narrowly wins Democratic primary CBS: House Jan. 6 committee chair says "goal" is to restart public hearings on Sept. 28 Daily Beast: Mike Lindell: Feds Seized My Cellphone at Hardee's CBS: Senate to probe claims of Justice Dept. political meddling under Trump NY Times: R. Kelly Convicted in Sex Abuse Case Involving Videos of a Teenage Girl CNN: The EPA is investigating the Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis as residents remain under a boil-water advisory. Here's what it would take to end it Mississippi Today: Former Gov. Phil Bryant helped Brett Favre secure welfare funding for USM volleyball stadium, texts reveal Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 8:39


Today's headlines: New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Delaware held their primaries on Tuesday, marking the final primaries of the 2022 season, with Daniel McKee coming out on top in Rhode Island. The House January 6th committee has finally sent out a save the date for their next televised hearing - September 28th. The DOJ has also reportedly sent upwards of 40 subpoenas to Trump aides in recent weeks, including Mike Lindell. The Senate Judiciary committee is opening up an inquiry into claims that were made in the upcoming memoir of ex US attorney Geoffrey Berman. R. Kelly has been found guilty by an Illinois jury on 6 counts of child pornography and enticement of a minor. EPA is now investigating the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, and has sent personnel to the city to collect data and conduct interviews. Finally for today, new texts reveal that former Gov. Phil Bryant helped Brett Favre secure welfare funding for the USM volleyball stadium. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: PBS: Democratic groups spend money on Republican primaries to nominate less appealing opponents NY Times: An Upset in N.H. House Primary; Senate Race Is Too Close to Call AP News: Rhode Island Gov. McKee narrowly wins Democratic primary CBS: House Jan. 6 committee chair says "goal" is to restart public hearings on Sept. 28 Daily Beast: Mike Lindell: Feds Seized My Cellphone at Hardee's CBS: Senate to probe claims of Justice Dept. political meddling under Trump NY Times: R. Kelly Convicted in Sex Abuse Case Involving Videos of a Teenage Girl CNN: The EPA is investigating the Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis as residents remain under a boil-water advisory. Here's what it would take to end it Mississippi Today: Former Gov. Phil Bryant helped Brett Favre secure welfare funding for USM volleyball stadium, texts reveal Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 4:48


Today's headlines: The National Archives state that they are still not sure if they have all the documents that they requested from Donald Trump, even after the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Lindsey Graham has introduced legislation that would federally ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Biden celebrates a new 'Inflation Reduction Act' as food and rent prices continue to climb. Finally for today, the Twitter Whistleblower stated that China and India had agents working for Twitter, and Twitter's shareholders voted yesterday to approve Elon Musk's offer to buy the company. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: AP News: Panel: Archives still not certain it has all Trump records NY Times: Graham Proposes 15-Week Abortion Ban, Splitting Republicans Reuters: Biden celebrates 'Inflation Reduction Act' as food, rent prices climb AP News: Whistleblower: China, India had agents working for Twitter Axios: Twitter shareholders approve Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover offer Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 4:48


Today's headlines: The National Archives state that they are still not sure if they have all the documents that they requested from Donald Trump, even after the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. Lindsey Graham has introduced legislation that would federally ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Biden celebrates a new 'Inflation Reduction Act' as food and rent prices continue to climb. Finally for today, the Twitter Whistleblower stated that China and India had agents working for Twitter, and Twitter's shareholders voted yesterday to approve Elon Musk's offer to buy the company. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: AP News: Panel: Archives still not certain it has all Trump records NY Times: Graham Proposes 15-Week Abortion Ban, Splitting Republicans Reuters: Biden celebrates 'Inflation Reduction Act' as food, rent prices climb AP News: Whistleblower: China, India had agents working for Twitter Axios: Twitter shareholders approve Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover offer Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 5:36 Very Popular


Today's headlines: King Charles addressed Scotland's parliament after escorting his mother's coffin to Edinburgh yesterday, while U.K.'s money, stamps and other objects to feature King Charles III after the queen's death. President Biden delivered remarks on America's plan to cut its death rate from cancer in half over the next 25 years. Ukraine has continued to make significant gains against the Russian invasion, retaking a wide swath of territory all the way back to the northeastern border in some places. Montana governor Greg Gianforte has passed a permanent rule that blocks transgender people from changing their birth certificates, even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery. Finally for today, Trump's legal team has filed an objection to the DOJ's proposed special master candidates. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: From Edinburgh to London, thousands queue to mourn the queen Washington Post: U.K.'s money, stamps and more to feature King Charles III after queen's death Washington Post: Evoking Kennedy, Biden heralds ‘moonshot' to fight cancer AP News: Ukraine reclaims more territory, reports capturing many POWs Daily Beast: Putin Bailed on Top Military Meetings After Crushing War Losses The Verge: The Humiliating History of the TSA Axios: Trump objects to DOJ's proposed special master candidates Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Tuesday, September 13th, 2022`

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 5:36


Today's headlines: King Charles addressed Scotland's parliament after escorting his mother's coffin to Edinburgh yesterday, while U.K.'s money, stamps and other objects to feature King Charles III after the queen's death. President Biden delivered remarks on America's plan to cut its death rate from cancer in half over the next 25 years. Ukraine has continued to make significant gains against the Russian invasion, retaking a wide swath of territory all the way back to the northeastern border in some places. Montana governor Greg Gianforte has passed a permanent rule that blocks transgender people from changing their birth certificates, even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery. Finally for today, Trump's legal team has filed an objection to the DOJ's proposed special master candidates. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: From Edinburgh to London, thousands queue to mourn the queen Washington Post: U.K.'s money, stamps and more to feature King Charles III after queen's death Washington Post: Evoking Kennedy, Biden heralds ‘moonshot' to fight cancer AP News: Ukraine reclaims more territory, reports capturing many POWs Daily Beast: Putin Bailed on Top Military Meetings After Crushing War Losses The Verge: The Humiliating History of the TSA Axios: Trump objects to DOJ's proposed special master candidates Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Monday, September 12th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 5:48 Very Popular


Today's headlines: Trump's team and the DOJ both submitted their preferred candidates on Friday for the special master position to review what was taken in the Mar-a-Lago search; the DOJ has also requested a deadline on the review for October 17th, while Trump predictably requested a longer deadline, asking for a full 90 days. Old video footage resurfaced this weekend, showing Trump and his team loading numerous bankers boxes onto a private plane from Palm Beach, home of Mar-a-Lago, bound for his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Stephen Miller has reportedly been subpoenaed by a DOJ grand jury to testify about the 2020 fake electors scheme, the Save America PAC, and his communications with numerous Trump aides and people from various states. New York has declared a state of emergency over the spread of Polio. Finally for today, Russia has hit multiple power stations after Ukraine's counteroffensive.  Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Trump swam in mob-infested waters in early years as an NYC developer NY Times: Justice Dept. and Trump Legal Team Clash Over Special Master Candidates Youtube: Video RESURFACES of Trump moving IDENTICAL BOXES from Mar-A-Lago to Bedminster in May 2021 CNN: Former Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller subpoenaed by Justice Department CNBC: New York declares state of emergency over polio to boost low vaccination rates AP News: Russia hits power stations after Ukraine counteroffensive Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Monday, September 12th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 5:48


Today's headlines: Trump's team and the DOJ both submitted their preferred candidates on Friday for the special master position to review what was taken in the Mar-a-Lago search; the DOJ has also requested a deadline on the review for October 17th, while Trump predictably requested a longer deadline, asking for a full 90 days. Old video footage resurfaced this weekend, showing Trump and his team loading numerous bankers boxes onto a private plane from Palm Beach, home of Mar-a-Lago, bound for his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Stephen Miller has reportedly been subpoenaed by a DOJ grand jury to testify about the 2020 fake electors scheme, the Save America PAC, and his communications with numerous Trump aides and people from various states. New York has declared a state of emergency over the spread of Polio. Finally for today, Russia has hit multiple power stations after Ukraine's counteroffensive. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Trump swam in mob-infested waters in early years as an NYC developer NY Times: Justice Dept. and Trump Legal Team Clash Over Special Master Candidates Youtube: Video RESURFACES of Trump moving IDENTICAL BOXES from Mar-A-Lago to Bedminster in May 2021 CNN: Former Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller subpoenaed by Justice Department CNBC: New York declares state of emergency over polio to boost low vaccination rates AP News: Russia hits power stations after Ukraine counteroffensive Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Friday, September 9th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 5:56 Very Popular


Today's headlines: Queen Elizabeth the 2nd has passed away at the age of 96. Multiple people were injured after a shooting at Uvalde Memorial Park in Uvalde, Texas last night. The DOJ has officially filed an appeal against Trump's request for a special master. Steve Bannon has been indicted on six counts tied to money laundering, fraud, and conspiracy. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that there will be a vote on the senate floor in the coming weeks to codify the right to same sex marriage. A 23 year old pregnant woman who was arrested in Alabama for carrying a small amount of marijuana and a pistol without a permit, has been held in jail without bond since May. Finally for this week, Michigan's Supreme Court has ordered that a question on abortion rights be put on the state's ballot in November. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: BBC: Queen Elizabeth II has died ABC: 2 hospitalized following shooting at Uvalde park, police say Washington Post: Justice Dept. seeks to regain access to classified Mar-a-Lago documents NBC: Steve Bannon charged with money laundering, conspiracy in ‘We Build the Wall' fundraising fraud case ABC: Schumer says Senate will vote on bill to codify same-sex marriage AL News: Pregnant women held for months in one Alabama jail to protect fetuses from drugs Washington Post: Michigan abortion ballot measure will be put to voters in November Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Original Music and Editing: Brandon Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 4:11


Today's headlines: Law enforcement officers, elected officials and military members can be found on the leaked Oath Keepers list. Steve Bannon is expected to be indicted by New York State prosecutors on a new criminal charge. A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas has ruled that a provision of the Affordable Care Act which mandates free coverage of drugs that prevent HIV infections, violates the religious beliefs of a Christian-owned company. Finally for today, the Obamas returned to the White House yesterday for the reveal of new his and hers portraits - a presidential unveiling that Trump skipped during his time in office. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: AP: Elected officials, police chiefs on leaked Oath Keepers list Washington Post: Steve Bannon faces state indictment in N.Y., will surrender Thursday Texas Tribune: Religious employers need not cover PrEP in their health plans, federal judge rules AP: Obamas return to the White House, unveil official portraits Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 7:19 Very Popular


Today's headlines: Material on foreign nation's nuclear capabilities was seized during the Trump Mar-a-Lago search. A New Mexico judge ordered that Otero County Commissioner and January 6th participant Couy Griffin be removed from office yesterday. Surveillance footage has been released that shows ex chairwoman of the Republican Party Kathy Latham bringing a group of data forensics experts into the county elections office the day after the insurrection. The UK has a new prime minister and leader of the Conservative party; Liz Truss. Four thousand cafeteria workers at Google have joined Unite Here, a union of over 300-thousand hotel and food service workers. Finally, Juul has agreed to a settlement with 34 states and territories over marketing its product to teenagers, and Investigators have seized 27 Antiquities from the Met. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Material on foreign nation's nuclear capabilities seized at Trump's Mar-a-Lago CREW: Judge removes Griffin from office for engaging in the January 6 insurrection Washington Post:Election deniers repeatedly visited Ga. county office at center of criminal probe, video shows BBC: Liz Truss: A quick guide to the UK's new prime minister Washington Post: 4,000 Google cafeteria workers quietly unionized during the pandemic Washington Post: Juul to pay $439 million in settlement over marketing to teens NY Times: Investigators, Citing Looting, Have Seized 27 Antiquities From the Met Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Music and Editing: Brandon Lee Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 6:11


Today's headlines: Judge Aileen Cannon has granted Trump's request for a special master to review the documents that were seized by the FBI. Among these were more than 100 classified documents, over 11 thousand non-classified government documents, and 43 empty classified folders. Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows turned over more texts and emails to the National Archives, which he had not previously turned over from his time in the administration. Federal agents were seen searching the Manhattan and Hamptons homes of the sanctioned Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg late last week. Finally, the state of Mississippi used welfare money to pay Brett Favre for speeches he never made, and the August jobs report indicates job and wage growth. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: US Courts: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA WEST PALM BEACH DIVISION Washington Post: What we know about Trump and the empty folders Insider: Empty 'classified' folder on display at Trump Tower's 45-themed bar, report says. The FBI retrieved 48 similarly empty folders from Mar-a-Lago. CNN: After Mar-a-Lago search, Meadows turns over more texts and emails to Archives NBC: FBI, Homeland Security search alleged properties of Russian oligarch in New York and Florida NBC: The nation's poorest state used welfare money to pay Brett Favre for speeches he never made NY Times: The Jobs Report Could Be Seen as Good News for Biden Host: Sami Sage Producers: Amanda Duberman and Bridget Schwartz Editor: Brandon Bjornson

Morning Announcements
Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 7:28


Today's headlines: Biden delivered a prime-time speech on the "battle for the soul of the nation" in Philadelphia. Ginni Thomas pressed Wisconsin lawmakers to overturn Biden's 2020 victory. A judge says Lindsey Graham must answer questions to the grand jury, but has also limited the scope of the testimony. The Jan. 6 Panel has called Gingrich to Testify, Saying he had a role in the ‘Trump Plot.' Oath Keepers attorney Kellye SoRelle has been arrested on Jan. 6 charges, while the NYPD veteran who assaulted police during the insurrection receives a 10 year sentence. Finally for this week, Trump's former accounting firm will turn over his financial documents to House Democrats, while the chairman of Russia's second-largest oil producer, Lukoil, died after reportedly “falling out of a hospital window.” Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: CBS: Biden delivers prime-time speech on the "battle for the soul of the nation" in Philadelphia Washington Post: Ginni Thomas pressed Wisconsin lawmakers to overturn Biden's 2020 victory CNN: Judge says Lindsey Graham must answer questions to grand jury but limits scope of testimony NY Times: Jan. 6 Panel Calls Gingrich to Testify, Saying He Had Role in Trump Plot Washington Post: NYPD veteran who assaulted police receives longest Jan. 6 sentence yet: 10 years NBC: Trump's former accounting firm to turn over financial documents to House Democrats Reuters: Top Russian oil official falls to death from hospital window - sources

Morning Announcements
Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 5:47 Very Popular


Today's headlines: Sarah Palin has lost the special election for Alaska's House seat. President Biden declared the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi an emergency. The Michigan Board of canvassers has rejected an initiative to put a constitutional amendment that would protect the right to an abortion on the ballot in November. The FTC is suing an Idaho-based data company called Kochava, accusing it of selling location data from hundreds of millions of mobile devices. The FDA has authorized new versions of both Pfizer and Moderna boosters, specifically tailored to target the highly contagious omicron variant. Finally, a Ku Klux Klan plaque is mounted at the entrance of West Point's science center, and the first A.P. African American studies class is coming this fall. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: CNN: Sarah Palin loses special election for Alaska House seat CBS: Biden declares state of emergency in Mississippi due to capital's water crisis CBS: Michigan election board rejects ballot initiative to protect abortion rights NBC: U.S. government sues Idaho data company it says tracks people at abortion clinics NBC: FDA authorizes Pfizer's and Moderna's updated Covid booster shots NBC: Ku Klux Klan plaque is mounted at the entrance of West Point's science center, congressional commission finds NY Times: The First A.P. African American Studies Class Is Coming This Fall

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 5:35 Very Popular


Today's headlines: The DOJ has released their legal response for why Trump's request for a special master to review the documents that were seized from Mar-a-Lago should not be granted. President Biden gave a big speech in Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon to campaign on behalf of democratic candidates Jon Fetterman for the Senate and Josh Shapiro to be governor. Tony Ornato, one of the most well known secret service agents to come out of the January 6th Insurrection), retired unexpectedly on Monday. Trump reportedly bragged to his aids that he had ‘Intelligence' on Emmanuel Macron's sex life. Finally, the entire city of Jackson, Mississippi has had no access to running water since Monday, and Google has removed the Truth Social app from the Google Play store. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: U.S. Courts: Official Response NY Times: Biden Calls Out Republicans on Guns and Crime in Pennsylvania Speech Intercept: ANTHONY ORNATO, TOP SECRET SERVICE OFFICIAL SOUGHT BY INVESTIGATORS FOR ROLE IN JAN. 6, RETIRES UNEXPECTEDLY Rolling Stone: Trump Bragged He Had ‘Intelligence' on Macron's Sex Life CNN: The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, has gotten so bad, the city temporarily ran out of bottled water to give to residents CNBC: Trump's Truth Social barred from Google Play store over content moderation concerns

Morning Announcements
Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 4:29


Today's headlines: The DOJ has reportedly already completed its review of the stolen documents that they seized from Mar-a-Lago more than 3 weeks ago. Senator Lindsey Graham appeared on Fox News Sunday night and predicted that “if there's a prosecution of Donald Trump for mishandling classified information, after the Clinton debacle … there'll be riots in the streets.” The GOP nominee for Pennsylvania governor Doug Mastriano was found wearing a Confederate uniform for a 2014 U.S. Army faculty photo. A new report from the Brookings Institute determined that long covid is responsible for about a third of unfilled jobs in America, with between 2-4 million people out of work possibly due to long covid. Finally for today, President Biden's approval rating is up to 45% in a recent CBS poll. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: AP News: US: Review of possibly privileged Trump papers already over Guardian: Graham predicts ‘riots in streets' if Trump is prosecuted over classified records CBS: GOP nominee for Pennsylvania governor Doug Mastriano wore Confederate uniform for faculty photo CNBC: Long Covid is responsible for about a third of unfilled jobs in the U.S., new research suggests CBS: GOP seat lead shrinks as Biden approval ticks up — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll

Morning Announcements
Monday, August 29th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 7:24 Very Popular


Today's headlines: a redacted version of the affidavit that provided evidence for the FBI search was released in the Trump Mar-a-Lago case. The affidavit also revealed that the original 15 boxes of documents that Trump returned to the National Archives contained classified documents casually mixed in with magazines and contain Trump's handwritten notes in the margins. The CIA has admitted to losing dozens of informants, having been captured, killed or compromised, while a Saudi Crown Prince has stated that Jared Kushner was “In his pocket.” A Florida judge has issued her response to Trump's motion to appoint a “special master” to review the FBI's search, while Truth Social is in financial trouble. An appeals court in Arkansas ruled against the state's ban on gender affirming medical care for transgender minors, and a Missouri school district has adopted a policy that will allow parents to opt in to their children receiving paddling as a form of punishment. Finally, extreme flash flooding in Pakistan has led to deaths of over at least a thousand people, and California's Air Resources Board has unanimously passed a rule banning the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles starting in 2035. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: VOX: Reading between the lines of the Mar-a-Lago affidavit Washington Post: Mar-a-Lago affidavit says many witnesses interviewed, 184 classified files returned in January NY Times: Captured, Killed or Compromised: C.I.A. Admits to Losing Dozens of Informants NY Times: Classified Material on Human Intelligence Sources Helped Trigger Alarm Intercept: SAUDI CROWN PRINCE BOASTED THAT JARED KUSHNER WAS “IN HIS POCKET” CBS: Judge states her "preliminary intent" to appoint special master requested by Trump, but schedules hearing Axios: Appeals court: Arkansas can't ban trans youth transition treatment CNN: Missouri school district adopts opt-in corporal punishment policy BBC: Pakistan floods: Sindh province awaits more deluges and devastation CNBC: California bans the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035

Morning Announcements
Friday, August 26th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 6:44


Today's headlines: A lesser known republican mega donor named Barre Seid stealthily made one of the largest political contributions ever last year — donating 1.6 billion dollars worth of shares of his company. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton issued a legal opinion last week that could potentially lead to mass chaos in November's election, including exposing election officials to potential criminal charges and threatening ballot security. Biden has announced Kim Cheatle as the new head of the Secret Service, while his administration has also moved to formalize DACA and shield it from legal challenges. A federal judge in Idaho blocked part of the state's abortion ban, and an English teacher in Oklahoma has resigned after being placed on leave for informing her class that the Brooklyn public library has access to free e-books online, as well as QR code to find them. Finally for this week, The school board in Uvalde Texas unanimously voted to fire school district police chief Pete Arredondo, and Harvey Weinstein has been granted an appeal in his convictions of third degree rape and two counts of predatory assault in New York. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: An Unusual $1.6 Billion Donation Bolsters Conservatives Texas Tribune: Paxton legal opinion giving public immediate access to ballots jeopardizes election security and invites lawsuits, experts say Politico: Biden announces new head of Secret Service CBS: Biden administration moves to formalize DACA and shield it from legal challenges FOX 25: NPS teacher resigns from district after sharing QR code for library access with classroom ABC: Uvalde school board unanimously approves Police Chief Pete Arredondo's termination NBC: More than two years after his rape conviction, Harvey Weinstein is granted an appeal

Morning Announcements
Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 5:52 Very Popular


Today's headlines: Val Demings won the democratic senate primary in Florida, while Matt Gaetz, who despite being investigated for sex trafficking, was victorious in his primary to run again for his Republican House seat. Pat Ryan has won a special congressional election for a seat in the Hudson Valley, while Jerry Nadler and Dan Goldman have won in the Upper East/West side district and the Brooklyn district. Yesterday President Biden announced that the federal government will cancel 10 thousand dollars in federal student debt for individuals who are making 125 thousand dollars or less in income. The Jan. 6 panel investigators have traveled to Copenhagen to view footage of Roger Stone's pardening, and the IRS has announced that they're launching a full security review of their facilities nationwide. Finally, Dinosaur tracks from 113 million years ago were uncovered due to severe drought conditions at Dinosaur Valley State Park. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: PK Journal: Pat Ryan defeats Marc Molinaro in 19th Congressional special election NY Times: Five Takeaways From Tuesday's Election AP News: Student loan forgiveness could help more than 40 million Politico: Jan. 6 panel investigators traveled to Copenhagen to view Stone footage Washington Post: IRS launches safety review after right-wing threats CNN: Dinosaur tracks from 113 million years ago uncovered due to severe drought conditions at Dinosaur Valley State Park

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 6:22


Today's headlines: Trump had more than 300 classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago, some of which were records that were clearly marked as classified, including documents at ‘top secret' level. Then, Trump's legal team has asked for a 'special master' to go through the Mar-a-Lago evidence and determine if some should be returned. The Justice Department has issued a new subpoena to the National Archives for more January 6 documents, while the Former security chief of Twitter claims that the platform buried ‘egregious deficiencies.' Finally, a new state law in Texas is requiring that schools hang posters in conspicuous locations that say “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and a state senator in Colorado is resigning from the Republican Party and becoming a Democrat. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: Trump Had More Than 300 Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago Washington Post: Some Trump records taken to Mar-a-Lago clearly marked as classified, including documents at ‘top secret' level CNN: Trump's legal team asks for 'special master' to go through Mar-a-Lago evidence and determine if some should be returned Washington Post: Files copied from voting systems were shared with Trump supporters, election deniers Washington Post: Former security chief claims Twitter buried ‘egregious deficiencies' Axios: Texas mandates donated "In God We Trust" displays in schools Instagram: Axios Post

Morning Announcements
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 5:07 Very Popular


Today's headlines: A new NBC poll has found that 57% of voters say investigations into Trump should continue, while Anthony Fauci plans to step down in December after half a century in government. Multiple Arkansas officers have been suspended after a video was posted that shows them beating a suspect during an arrest, while a Louisiana woman claims she was denied an abortion after fetus was diagnosed with a fatal condition. Finally, Singapore has put an end to its gay sex ban, and Dennis Rodman says he's going to Russia to seek a release for Brittney Griner. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NBC: NBC News poll: 57% of voters say investigations into Trump should continue Washington Post: Fauci plans to step down in December after half a century in government Washington Post: Arkansas officers suspended after video shows beating during arrest CNN: Louisiana woman claims she was denied an abortion after fetus was diagnosed with a fatal condition ABC: End of Singapore's gay sex ban is small step in Asia-Pacific NBC: Dennis Rodman says he's going to Russia to seek release of Brittney Griner

Morning Announcements
Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 7:09 Very Popular


Today's headlines: The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily saved Lindsey Graham from having to testify in the Georgia investigation into his actions on behalf of Trump, while Liz Cheney has told ABC News that the January 6th Committee has "been in discussions" with Mike Pence's legal team about him potentially testifying. Mitch McConnell stated at a Kentucky event that “there's probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate. Senate races are just different — they're statewide, candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.” The National Republican Senatorial Committee has canceled TV advertising worth about $10 million dollars. New highlights in House Discrimination cases, as a Johns Hopkins professor experienced an almost 300 thousand dollar appraisal discrepancy that was based on his race. The daughter of a very influential advisor to Putin, Daria Dugina, was killed when her car exploded outside Moscow this weekend. Finally, a school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has reportedly banned at least 40 books, including an Anne Frank adaptation. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NPR: Graham gets a temporary reprieve from an order to testify before a grand jury ABC: Liz Cheney to ABC News on Pence testifying: 'I would hope that he will do that' NBC: McConnell says Republicans may not win Senate control, citing 'candidate quality' Washington Post: ‘It's a rip-off': GOP spending under fire as Senate hopefuls seek rescue AP News: Car blast kills daughter of Russian known as ‘Putin's brain' Washington Post: Anne Frank adaptation, 40 more books pulled from Texas school district

Morning Announcements
Friday, August 19th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 5:00


Today's headlines: Trump's longtime CFO of the Trump organization pled guilty yesterday to 15 felonies, while a federal judge ordered the DOJ to propose redactions that would make it okay to release the affidavit that was used to justify the Mar-a-Lago search warrant. The Secret Service apparently knew of a threat to Nancy Pelosi on January 6th days before the insurrection, but did not pass it along until 5:55pm the day of. Scotland has passed legislation that would make all period products available in pharmacies and community centers free of cost. A federal judge ordered Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS to pay $650 million dollars to two Ohio counties that they were found to have flooded with prescription painkillers. Finally, the Director of the CDC Rachelle Wallensky delivered remarks yesterday where she rebuked her own agency's handling of the Covid pandemic. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: Plea Deal Requires Weisselberg to Testify at Trump Organization Trial NY Times: Judge May Release Affidavit in Trump Search, but Only After Redaction CREW: Secret Service held onto Pelosi threat until after insurrection NPR: Scotland becomes the first country to offer tampons and pads for free, officials say Washington Post: Walgreens, CVS and Walmart ordered to pay $650 million in opioid lawsuit NY Times: Walensky, Citing Botched Pandemic Response, Calls for C.D.C. Reorganization

Morning Announcements
Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 7:04


Today's headlines: Former VP Mike Pence said that he would 'consider' testifying before the Jan. 6 committee if asked, while Inspector General Joseph Cuffari said that he would not share investigative documents or allow his top lieutenants to sit for transcribed interviews before the House committee. The NBA has announced that it won't be holding any games on Election Day in an effort to encourage more fans to vote. Recent reporting has found that there has been a substantial increase in political spending by a right wing group called the Convention of States Action. An unprecedented shortage has forced new water constraints on the Colorado River, while climate change is putting California at risk for a potential month-long superstorm. Finally, the South Carolina state Supreme Court temporarily blocked the state's six week abortion ban, and the Biden administration is canceling all remaining federal student loans to borrowers that attended ITT Technical Institute. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: USA Today: Former VP Mike Pence says he would 'consider' testifying before Jan. 6 committee if asked Washington Post: Homeland Security watchdog Cuffari faces rebukes from lawmakers in missing texts case NPR: To encourage fans to vote, the NBA won't hold games on Election Day PBS: GOP spends big in state-level effort to change U.S. Constitution. Axios: Unprecedented shortage forces new water cuts on Colorado River NY Times: Why the ‘Big One' Could Be Something Other Than an Earthquake Axios: Court temporarily blocks South Carolina's six-week abortion ban CNBC: Biden administration cancels $3.9 billion in student debt for 208,000 borrowers defrauded by ITT Tech

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 7:36 Very Popular


Today's headlines: The DOJ has reportedly returned Trump's passports after the Mar-a-Lago search, while several media outlets and Trump himself are requesting that a court unseal the affidavit. The New York Times reported yesterday that Trump's White House counsel and January 6th hearing starlet Pat Cipollone, along with his deputy Patrick Philbin, have both been questioned by the DOJ. The Washington Post revealed that Trump's team of lawyers pursued voting machine data in more states than just Georgia, and Trump's longtime CFO Allan Weisselberg has a hearing scheduled for tomorrow in front of the Manhattan district attorney. Liz Cheney was defeated by election denier Harriet Hageman in the republican primary in Wyoming. Only 2 of the 10 republicans who voted to impeach Trump in 2020 will be moving onto their general elections in the upcoming midterms. Finally, an appellate court in Florida blocked a 16 year old girl from getting an abortion and President Biden announced yesterday that the FDA cleared the way for hearing aids to be sold online and in retail stores. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NBC: Trump's passports returned after Mar-a-Lago search, DOJ official says Washington Post: Justice Department opposes release of Mar-a-Lago affidavit NY Times: F.B.I. Interviewed Top White House Lawyers About Missing Trump Documents Washington Post: Trump-allied lawyers pursued voting machine data in multiple states, records reveal NY Times: Trump Executive Nears Plea Deal With Manhattan Prosecutors NBC: Rep. Liz Cheney loses her primary in Wyoming to Trump-backed challenger Washington Post: Election deniers march toward power in key 2024 battlegrounds Axios: Florida court blocks teen from getting abortion, must continue pregnancy

Morning Announcements
Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 4:28


Today's headlines: Giuliani is a target in the Trump Election inquiry, while Trump claims FBI agents took 3 of his passports during the Mar-a-Lago raid. Also, three people have been injured at a shooting at Six Flags, while The DOJ is investigating Southern Baptists following a sexual abuse crisis. Finally, Polio Has Been Detected in New York City Wastewater, Officials Say. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Giuliani is target in Ga. criminal probe of 2020 election, lawyer says NY Times: Giuliani Is Told He Is a Target in Trump Election Inquiry in Georgia Business insider: Trump claims FBI agents took 3 of his passports during the Mar-a-Lago raid Chicago Sun Times: Three people injured when shots are fired in parking lot of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee NPR: The DOJ is investigating Southern Baptists following sexual abuse crisis NY Times: Polio Has Been Detected in New York City Wastewater, Officials Say

Morning Announcements
Monday, August 15th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 5:03 Very Popular


Today's headlines: The most recent updates in the Mar-a-Lago Trump search have been revealed. Meanwhile, the FBI and DHS have warned that threats towards federal law enforcement have skyrocketed since the Mar-a-Lago search, as armed Trump supporters have staged a protest outside the FBI office in Phoenix. Finally, a man has fatally shot himself following a car crash into a barricade near the Capitol Building, and Trump's former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chaom (Mitch McConnell's wife) has reportedly met with the January 6th Committee. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: Read the Search Warrant for Trump's Mar-a-Lago Home NY Times: Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned NBC News: FBI and DHS warn threats to federal law enforcement have spiked since Mar-a-Lago search Business insider: Armed Trump supporters protest outside FBI office in Phoenix following Mar-a-Lago raid: reports CNN: Man fatally shoots self after crashing car into barricade near US Capitol Building Twitter: Kyle Griffin Status - NBC News confirms: Ex-Trump Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — who resigned the day after the Capitol riot — met this month with the Jan. 6 Committee. 

Morning Announcements
Friday, August 12th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 5:56


Today's headlines: Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke for about 2 minutes about the Mar-a-Lago search warrant, and announced that the DOJ has filed a motion to unseal the search warrant and FBI property receipt. The FBI has searched Trump's home to look for nuclear documents and other items, while Judge Bruce Reinhart has been consistently attacked and doxed by Trump's base since Monday. Finally, the C.D.C. has eased Covid guidelines, noting that the virus Is ‘Here to Stay,' while some school districts in rural Texas have been switching to 4 day weeks. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: Read the full transcript of Merrick Garland's comments on the F.B.I.'s search of Trump's home. Washington Post: FBI searched Trump's home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources say Forward: Judge who approved Trump search warrant attacked for synagogue involvement NY Times: C.D.C. Eases Covid Guidelines, Noting Virus Is ‘Here to Stay' Texas Tribune: Rural Texas districts struggling to attract teachers are switching to four-day school weeks

Morning Announcements
Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 4:44


Today's headlines: Inflation eased in July from a year ago, but energy prices have fallen. Donald Trump has invoked the Fifth Amendment rights and declines to answer questions from the New York attorney general. New reporting has revealed that they had been subpoenaed to turn over surveillance videos from Mar-a-Lago several months ago. Pennsylvania state senator Doug Mastriano met with the January 6th House committee earlier this week and reportedly did not answer a single question, cutting the virtual meeting off after 15 minutes. Finally, the Justice Department charged a member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, while Alex Jones has apparently shared a nude photo of his own wife with Roger Stone. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: Inflation eased in July from a year ago, as energy prices fell CNN: Former President Donald Trump invokes Fifth Amendment rights and declines to answer questions from NY attorney general Independent: Department of Justice obtained Mar-a-Lago surveillance tapes after subpoenaing Trump Organization Daily Beast: Trump Ally Doug Mastriano Cuts Off Jan. 6 Interview After Just 15 Mins NY Times: Justice Dept. Charges Iranian in Plot to Kill John Bolton Guardian: Alex Jones sent nude photo of wife to Roger Stone, Sandy Hook lawyer reveals

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 4:48


Today's headlines: FBI is searching Trump safe at Mar-a-Lago for possible classified documents, while Congressman and Trump ally Scott Perry is saying that the FBI has seized his cellphone. Then, A DC Circuit court of appeals ruled unanimously yesterday that the House Ways and Means Committee can access Trump's tax returns. The January 6th Committee met yesterday with Trump's former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, while Trump had dinner with 12 of his most loyal Republican lawmakers last night at Bedminster. Finally, President Biden signed the $280 billion bipartisan CHIPS bill into law, which is intended to boost domestic high-tech manufacturing. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: Washington Post: FBI searches Trump safe at Mar-a-Lago for possible classified documents Guardian: Congressman and Trump ally Scott Perry says FBI seized his cellphone Washington Post: House can view Trump's tax records, appeals court rules CNN: Mike Pompeo meets with January 6 committee Yahoo! News: A dozen House Republicans plan to dine with Trump in Bedminster on Tuesday, a day after the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago CNBC: Biden signs China competition bill to boost U.S. chipmakers

Morning Announcements
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 5:02 Very Popular


Today's headlines: Alex Jones' texts have been turned over to the January 6 committee. The FBI has executed a search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago for document investigation and has found files in Trump's toilet. Then, Trump apparently asked an aide why his generals couldn't be like Hitler's, while Paul Manafort has admitted he passed Trump campaign data to a suspected Russian asset. Finally, the UK is in for its second major heatwave of the summer. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: CNN: First on CNN: Alex Jones' texts have been turned over to the January 6 committee, source says CNN: FBI executes search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago in document investigation Axios: Exclusive photos: Trump's telltale toilet NY Times: Trump Asked Aide Why His Generals Couldn't Be Like Hitler's, Book Says Insider: Exclusive: Paul Manafort admits he passed Trump campaign data to a suspected Russian asset CNN: McMichaels sentenced to life terms, William 'Roddie' Bryan gets 35 years for federal hate crime convictions in Ahmaud Arbery's killing Sky News: UK weather: Second highest health alert level issued for England as another heatwave to last longer than one last month

Morning Announcements
Monday, August 8th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 6:33 Very Popular


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

Morning Announcements
Friday, August 5th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 3:56


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.

Morning Announcements
Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 5:48


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

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Morning Announcements

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 4:52


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