It’s August 28th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
Queen Elizabeth II agreed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament. But critics are accusing him of playing Brexit games.
Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to a hurricane today, and it’s threatening Puerto Rico. The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, which caused massive damage almost two years ago.
Billionaire Tom Steyer appears to have missed out on making the Democrats’ third presidential debate. It means the party can likely keep it a one-night-only affair.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg is scheduled to speak at the UN – but she didn’t want to fly due to carbon emissions. So instead: she sailed. It took 15 days. And today: New York City welcomed her.
theSkimm: Today UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen to suspend parliament, and she said she would. We’ll explain why this is a controversial move, and what this has to do with Brexit. Then: Hurricane Dorian is threatening Puerto Rico, and could continue to Florida this weekend. We’ll look at how Puerto Rico and the federal government are preparing. Also on today’s show: the Democrats might actually be able to fit all their presidential debate candidates on one stage, and Greta Thunberg sails into New York.