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Skimm This: Sanctions, E. Jean Carroll, and Climate Change

Jun 25, 2019

It’s June 25th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • The US has imposed new sanctions against Iranian officials. That’s on top of the numerous sanctions the US has already imposed on Iran. But do sanctions ever get a country like Iran to do what the US wants? We’ll break it down. 

  • Elle magazine’s “Ask E. Jean” columnist E. Jean Carroll has accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulted her back in the ‘90s. President Trump denies the allegation. And media companies are taking criticism for not covering the story enough. We’ll explain.

  • Tomorrow is Night One of the first democratic presidential debate. It’s all going down in Miami -- where locals are super invested in one important topic. We’ll tell you what it is.

  • And finally: you know what they say about too much of a good thing

theSkimm: The Trump administration is sanctioning top Iranian officials, including Iran’s Supreme Leader. The US has been sanctioning Iran for a while already, to get them to change course on nukes – but do sanctions ever actually work? We’ll get into it. Meanwhile, writer E. Jean Carroll has accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her back in the mid ‘90s. Her allegation is getting a lot of attention – in part for how little attention it’s getting. We’ll explain. Also on today’s episode: things are (literally) heating up for 2020 democratic candidates in Miami, and why a certain superfood is so good for you, it’s bad.

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