It’s July 12th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
President Trump gave up his pursuit of a citizenship question on the 2020 census. But now he has a new plan to harness that info and get it to the states when it’s time to redistrict. We’ll explain what that would mean.
Dems and Republican in Congress have been visiting detention centers along the Mexican border. But they’re coming back with two very different storylines. We break it down.
And finally: Two rivals. One tennis court. One of them has been served.
theSkimm: President Donald Trump has dropped the idea of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But he says he has a back-up plan to get the data anyway. Which could affect elections across the country. We’ll explain. Meanwhile, Republicans and Dems in Congress are visiting detention camps along the Mexican border - but are coming back with different stories. Today’s hearing comes right before planned ICE raids begin on Sunday. We break it down. Also on today’s episode: a tropical storm makes its way to Louisiana, and a great match at Wimbledon.
Sign up for the Daily Skimm email newsletter.
Delivered to your inbox every morning and prepares you for your day in minutes.
We’ve got the latest on the week’s biggest headlines, from El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin to the removal of Virginia’s most prominent Confederate statue, the newest COVID-19 variant, and Britney’s conservatorship.
We’re breaking down what you need to know about COVID-19 breakthrough infections, US troops leaving Iraq, and the most common consumer complaints of 2020.
We’ll break down this week’s big stories, from anti-government protests in Cuba to Texas Dems literally fleeing the state.