PUBLISHED JUN 26, 2019

Skimm This: 2020 Debates, Mueller’s Return, and Moon Rocks

It’s June 26th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 


  • The first 2020 Democratic primary debate is here. The invite list has been trimmed down to 20 candidates who will give their pitch for America’s top job. Heads up: this is a two night long event. We’ll tell you what to look out for tonight and tomorrow.

  • You thought you’d heard the last of former special counsel Robert Mueller. He thought so, too. But the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees said ‘think again,’ and subpoenaed him for a public hearing. We’ll tell you why this is probably going to dominate your news feed.

  • WorldPride is about to arrive in NYC. But there’s another big LGBTQ+ event happening: same city, same day. We’ll tune you in.

  • And finally: the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is this summer. One takeaway: the moon, rocks.



theSkimm: The first 2020 Democratic primary debate begins tonight in Miami. But don’t forget: this is a two-night event. Featuring a total of 20 candidates. Some you may have already heard of. Others could be trying to make a good first impression. We’ll tell you what to look out for. Meanwhile, former special counsel Robert Mueller is making a comeback. Because Congress. Mueller dropped the mic a few weeks ago and told the world that he’s tapping out. The House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees said ‘not so fast’ – and subpoenaed him to testify. Now he’s saying ‘fine, I’ll come.’ These hearings are going to be huge. We’ll explain why. Also on today’s episode: NYC’s dueling pride marches, and moon rocks are coming out of a time capsule.

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