Skimm This: Citizenship, Beto O’Rourke, and Pi


PUBLISHED MAR 14, 2019


It’s March 14th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross took the mic on Capitol Hill today. The issue on the table: the 2020 census. Specifically, whether it should have a question about citizenship on it. We’ll break down why that one question is causing so many arguments in Washington.

  • There’s another questionnaire coming up in 2020. Hint: it’s your ballot. Today, it got a little longer. That’s because former Congressman Beto O’Rourke announced that he’s running for president. We’ll tell you what you need to know about him.

  • It’s Women’s History Month. And today, Christina Koch is headed to the International Space Station… to make history. Know another woman who’s out of this world? Leave us a voicemail at 646-461-6370 and tell us about her.

  • It’s Pi Day. At HQ, we’re celebrating with pie. And some fun facts about pi. Dig in.


theSkimm: There are big questions coming up in 2020. Politicians are trying to get ahead of them today. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross headed to Capitol Hill to testify about whether or not to include a q about citizenship on the 2020 census. And Beto O’Rourke threw his hat in the crowded ring for president. Also on today’s episode: Christina Koch makes history, and we celebrate Pi Day.

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