PUBLISHED JUL 3, 2019

Skimm This: Campaign Fundraising, Immigration, and Hot Dogs

It’s July 3rd. Today, we Skimm’d This: 


  • 2020 candidates are starting to release their latest fundraising numbers. Some candidates are making it rain (think: President Donald Trump.) Others have some work to do. We’ll tell you the bigger picture behind the dollar sign.  

  • A federal judge blocked the DOJ’s attempts to keep migrants seeking asylum (who crossed the border illegally) in detention indefinitely. The same day: the Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog released a report (with photos) about poor conditions at detention facilities along the border. We’ll break this down for you.  

  • Nike unveiled a new sneaker with a Betsy Ross-era flag. Now the company’s saying: ‘we take it back.’ We’ll tell you why.

  • And finally: if you’re craving a hot dog right about now (think: Fourth of July)…you’re not alone



theSkimm: ‘Tis the season where all the 2020 candidates are letting us know what their campaign bank accounts look like. Some have a lot to brag about. But it isn’t all about the amount of cash – it’s also about who’s ponying up. We’ll break it down. Meanwhile, a federal judge says that migrants who illegally crossed the border seeking asylum can’t be held in detention centers indefinitely. Detention centers are already taking a lot of heat – including from the Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog. We’ll explain. Also on today’s episode: the backstory on the Nike sneakers controversy, and how some people plan to get their Fourth of July appetite on.

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