PUBLISHED SEP 12, 2019

Skimm This: Terms of Impeachment, Opioid Settlement, and the Dem Debate

It’s September 12th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • Today, the House Judiciary Committee formally set the ground rules for an ongoing impeachment inquiry against the President. If you’re having déjà vu, it’s not just you. We’ll connect the dots on what’s actually new here, and how lawmakers are responding. 

  • Purdue Pharma reached a tentative settlement with thousands of local governments and dozens of states. We’ll explain what this means for the nationwide legal battle over the opioid epidemic. 

  • The third democratic presidential primary debate is tonight. One night only. We’ll break down who’s standing on stage.

  • And finally: Meghan Markle launched a new royal look. 


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: The House Judiciary Committee formalized its process for potentially impeaching President Trump. Everyone on Capitol Hill has something to say about it. We’ll tell you what’s new here. Meanwhile, the makers of Oxycontin say they’ve reached a tentative settlement with states and local governments across the country, to avoid going to court. But some state officials say the potential settlement isn’t enough to make up for the effects of the opioid epidemic. Also on today’s show: what to expect when you’re expecting a(nother) debate, and Meghan Markle’s back from maternity leave. 


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