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Skimm This: EU Parliamentary Elections, DC Drama, and Mars 2020

May 22, 2019

It’s May 22nd. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Voters from 28 countries in the European Union are heading to the ballot box to decide who will represent them in the European Parliament. And this time around, the Parliament could be starting to shift right. Far right. We’ll break it down for you.

  • There was drama in Washington today when President Trump said a quick “hi bye” during a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The cause of the outburst … investigations. We’ll explain.

  • The Department of Education released data on the average amount of student loan debt for different majors in colleges across the country.

  • And finally: NASA is gearing up for 2020 … Mars 2020. And they want your name along for the ride. Submit yours here.

theSkimm: Europeans head to the polls starting tomorrow for the European Parliamentary elections. This is the second-biggest election in the world, and can tend to be a bit of a snoozer. But this year people are watching them very closely because of a surge of far-right groups. We’ll explain. Meanwhile in DC, President Trump and Democratic leaders had a short meeting on infrastructure today that didn’t go exactly as planned. We’ll break down why both sides are throwing mud. Also on today’s episode: the Department of Education is breaking down student loan debt by college … and college major, and NASA wants to send your name to the Red Planet.

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