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Skimm This: Social Media Summit, Students Loans, and World Population

Jul 11, 2019

It’s July 11th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • Today, President Donald Trump held a social media summit. But there were some notable absences. Some say this summit could be President Trump thinking toward 2020. We’ll explain.

  • The American Federation of Teachers is suing the Department of Education. Over a student loan forgiveness program that they say isn’t doing the job it’s supposed to. We’ll break down what happened here.

  • Sarah McBride is running for office in Delaware. If she wins, she’ll become the nation’s first openly transgender state senator. We’ll tell you more about her. 

  • And finally: a fun fact about you. And you. And you…

theSkimm: Today, the White House hosted a social media summit. None of the big players (think: Facebook, Twitter) were reportedly on the guest list. President Donald Trump and his guests have claimed those companies have an anti-conservative bias. We’ll explain what this summit is all about, and why this is a love/hate relationship for the President. Meanwhile, one of the country’s biggest teachers unions is suing the Department of Education. It all comes back to something called the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Plaintiffs say the program is actually violating the Constitution. We’ll give you the details. Also on today’s episode: a candidate for state senate in Delaware is writing history, and we talk about all of humanity.

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