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Rand Paul's Yelling About The Freedom Act: Good For The Country, Or Good For His Brand?

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01:  U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) does a live interview with FOX News in the Russell Senate Office Buildi
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) does a live interview with FOX News in the Russell Senate Office Building rotunda on Capitol Hill June 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. In protest of the National Security Agency's sweeping program to collect U.S. citizens' telephone metadata, Paul blocked an extension of some parts of the USA PATRIOT Act, allowing them to lapse at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The Senate will continue to work to restore the lapsed authorities by amending a House version of the bill and getting it to President Obama later this week. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we get excited about some sporting updates, get the lowdown on the newly passed "USA Freedom Act" and discuss why Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn't happy with SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White.

Listen to this week's "So, That Happened" podcast below:

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Some highlights from this week:

“Do you realize that Yahoo is a company? And that companies can set money on fire?” — Arthur Delaney on Yahoo purchasing the rights to air an NFL game on the Internet

“I’m glad that one thing hasn’t changed. We’re still naming our laws as if we have just stepped out of nap time in kindergarten.” — Jason Linkins on the Freedom Act

“I think it stands for ‘Fucking Really Entirely Existential Doom Of Man Act.’ I have to look it up, but last time I checked…” — Jessica Schulberg on the Freedom Act

“If you are a Wall Street muckety-muck doing things wrong, you are supposed to be terrified of the SEC catching you. But under Mary Jo White’s tenure, the SEC has really seen it’s enforcement game slow down.” — Zach Carter on SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White

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This podcast was produced and edited by Ibrahim Balkhy and engineered by Brad Shannon, with assistance from Christine Conetta and Adriana Usero.

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