PUBLISHED MAY 7, 2019

Skimm This: Iran, Contempt of Congress, Magic Mushrooms

It’s May 7th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Trump admin is a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to Iran after the country threatened US troops in the Middle East. With the anniversary of Trump pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal around the corner, we’ll get into the (recent) back and forth of the US-Iran relationship.

  • The House Judiciary Committee has been throwing around the words contempt of Congress ever since Attorney General Bill Barr skipped out on a hearing last week. We’ll explain how this all could go down.

  • Denver is going to ask voters if they want to decriminalize magic mushrooms. We’ll explain why this could be good for people with anxiety and depression.

  • And finally: after 30 years, basking sharks are making a comeback in the waters of California.

theSkimm: The Trump admin has announced they’re sending a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Persian Gulf - saying Iran has threatened US troops in the Middle East. It’s been nearly a year since the US pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Treaty -- and the beef keeps getting bigger. So where does it go from here? Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee has “contempt” on the brain after Attorney General Bill Barr skipped their congressional hearing. We’ll explain why that’ll be a whole process. Also on today’s episode: Denver’s deciding how to feel about magic mushrooms and California’s basking with sharks.

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