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Mar 7, 2019

It’s March 7th. Happy pre-Friday. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • On Wednesday, Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) – the first woman in the Air Force to fly in combat – said she was raped by a superior officer. Today, we’re breaking down how the military handles sexual assault allegations … and how lawmakers want to fix it.

  • Today, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort went to court for his sentencing hearing. Next stop, prison. But the news has a lot of people throwing around the p-word: pardon. We’ll tell you what you need to know.

  • Tomorrow, your timeline might look a little like a Beyoncé music video. That’s because Friday is International Women’s Day. But why are we celebrating again? By the way: is there a woman in the news who you think has been crushing it this week? Leave us a voicemail at 1.646.461.6370 and tell us about her.

  • And finally: there’s a new Queen of Instagram. We’ll introduce you.


Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) has everyone talking about how to fix the military’s process for handling allegations of sexual assault. We’re breaking down what you need to know. Meanwhile, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is headed to prison … unless the president decides to pardon him. TBD on that. Also on today’s episode: where International Women’s Day came from, and the new Queen of Instagram…

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