Waving Flags: Hong Kong Protests, Executive Privilege, and Pulse

Waving Flags: Hong Kong Protests, Executive Privilege, and Pulse

Skimm This - June 12, 2019 - 12:46

There were massive protests in Hong Kong today over a bill that would allow fugitives to be extradited to mainland China. Hong Kong is technically a semi-autonomous part of China. And protesters say this bill is really about China exerting more control over them. We’ll explain. Meanwhile, President Trump dusted off his executive privilege card over documents related to a new question on the 2020 census. The Trump admin wants to ask people if they’re citizens. And Dems in Congress want to see the docs. We’ll break this down for you. Also on today’s episode: the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, and C-section parties in Brazil.

Previous Episode

Game Time: ‘Safe Third Country’, Iowa, and Kickoff

June 11, 2019 - 12:49
The US and Mexico struck a deal on immigration before President Trump could impose tariffs on all Mexican imports. But now, Trump is...

Next Episode

Fake It Till You Make It: Russia Probe Inquiry, ‘Deepfakes’, and Dads

June 13, 2019 - 12:36
Special Counsel Robert Mueller dropped the mic a couple weeks ago, but Washington still has some unfinished business with the Russia...

About The Show

“Skimm This” is a weekly news program that breaks down important stories from the past week and adds context and clarity to answer the questions on your mind. Every Friday morning.