PUBLISHED AUG 7, 2019

Skimm This: Venezuela Sanctions, Gun Laws, and “Impeachment”

It’s August 7th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 


  • The US has slapped another round of sanctions on Venezuela. The sanctions are aimed at President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which the Trump admin has issues with. But ordinary people who are already struggling could be hardest hit by these new sanctions. We’ll explain why this is happening. 

  • President Trump met with survivors and first responders of the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas. We’ll look at what those states are considering in terms of laws in the aftermath.

  • Monica Lewinsky is going to be a producer on the new season of American Crime Story. The subject? President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. 

  • It turns out: we’re flushing our environment down the toilet… literally. So toilet rolls are getting an eco-makeover. 



theSkimm: The Trump admin still has issues with Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro – and it’s using new sanctions to try to squeeze him out of office. Venezuela calls it “economic terrorism.” We’ll look at whether these sanctions could have their intended effect. Also: today President Trump visited survivors and first responders of the mass shootings in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX. We’ll look at gun laws in both states. And finally: Monica Lewinsky is producing a TV show about a certain presidential impeachment, and how toilet paper is going eco-friendly. 

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