PUBLISHED JUN 17, 2019

Skimm This: Iran, SCOTUS, and Gloria Vanderbilt

It’s June 17th. Today, we Skimm’d This:


  • Iran is back in the news – this time, the headlines are about the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal. That’s when global powers agreed to stop sanctioning Iran. And in exchange, Iran promised to chill on its nuclear ambitions. Now Iran is saying it’s about to break one of those promises. And ramp up its uranium game. We’ll explain.

  • Today, the Supreme Court handed down four decisions – two of which are very big. They have to do with double jeopardy (not the game show round) and racial gerrymandering. We’ll break down the buzz around these decisions.

  • The 2020 census is supposed to be printed in the next few weeks - but one of its proposed questions is still TBD. We talked to 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker about why that potential question is so controversial. Listen in.

  • Gloria Vanderbilt died today at age 95. She was a socialite and an artist - but she’s most famous as an icon who built a fashion empire around designer denim. To quote Vanderbilt: "I've always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success."


theSkimm: The Iran Nuclear Deal is on the rocks. This is the deal Iran, the US and a bunch of major EU and other powers signed back in 2015 to prevent Iran from making a nuclear weapon. Now, Iran’s says it’s about to break one of the promises it made in that deal. We’ll tell you why this is important. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court laid down the law today. We’re breaking down two of the big decisions: double jeopardy and racial gerrymandering. One may impact President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and one is just the first chapter from SCOTUS on the subject. Also on today’s episode: 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker chatted with theSkimm about a potential question on the upcoming census, and we reflect on the life of the late fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt.

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