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.
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
On this Wednesday’s episode, we update you on the Senate trial of Donald Trump, including what scholars say about the constitutionality of trying a former president, and which Republican Senators had the spine to vote to proceed. Next, we talk about President Biden’s first perfect phone call with Vladimir Putin and run through some of his recent achievements, including securing 200 million more vaccines for the American people and rescinding the Trump administration memo that led to child separation at the border.
*After this recording, Leahy has been released from the hospital and has returned home.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
This Tuesday we start off with an update on the articles of impeachment against former President Trump, including who will be presiding over the Senate trial. We cover a few more news items out of the Senate, and how Mitch McConnell is resisting the transfer of power.* We also cover the first few confirmations of Biden’s cabinet and the executive actions he’s taking in the face of a paralyzed senate. Lastly, we end with some Coronavirus updates, including the status of the remaining vaccine trials.
*After this recording, Mitch McConnell agreed to pass the organizing resolution and formally hand over majority power to the Democrats, without formal agreement to keep the filibuster in place.
Monday, January 25th, 2021
We start off the week with a bombshell story about former President Trump’s attempt to interfere with the Department of Justice in an attempt to overturn the Georgia results. We then give an update on Trump’s impending Impeachment and his intention to create a third party to challenge those who oppose him. We also cover the Arizona’s GOP censure of several notable Republicans for speaking out against Trump. Then, we report on Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx’s accounts of what it was like working under the previous administration. We end with some news from Russia and the wide-spread protests that have broken out in reaction to the jailing of Alexey Navalny.
Friday, January 22nd, 2021
This Friday, we cover the Biden’s administration first full day in office, which was focused on COVID-19 and mess they are inheriting from the Trump administration. Then, we cover the status of the articles of impeachment against Trump and how Republican senators are preparing for the upcoming trial. We also report on Charles Flynn’s involvement in the National Guard's response to the insurrection. To round it all out, we end with a funny story about the Oval Office Redesign.
Thursday, January 21st, 2021
On this Thursday’s episode, we run down yesterday’s historic Inauguration and the Biden administration’s first day in office: including the Democrats officially taking control of the Senate, and President Biden signing 17 executive orders/actions that included a wide array of policy advancements. We end by reporting on Trump’s final list of pardons and commutations, which included a who’s who of Republican operatives.
Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
This Wednesday, we cover what we’ve all been waiting for: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ historic Inauguration. We also talk about Trump’s plans for the day and his struggles in drawing a crowd for his farewell. Then, we report on Mitch McConnell’s strongly worded speech yesterday where he denounced Trump for his involvement in the insurrection. We also cover a new grim milestone we have reached from COVID-19. Finally, we mention Biden’s sweeping immigration plan that provides a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants.