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Episode Info: One year after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, we analyze the results of the remarkable 'blue tidal wave' that swept across much of the country in Tuesday's off-year elections, with voters turning out in impressive numbers, and a remarkably diverse slate of Democratic candidates performing very well in races big and small. Also, in Maine, voters approved the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, if the dumbest Governor in the nation, Paul LePage, stops blocking it. So it was a good day for Dems, and seemingly a very troubling omen for Trump and the GOP in 2018.  Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans have made clear they will take no action to address the epidemic of gun violence in America, but legal reporter MARK JOSEPH STERN of Slate has an idea that Democratically-controlled states could implement immediately that would help victims of gun violence and their families afford exorbitant medical and funeral bills that run nearly $3 billion a year -- without running afoul of the Second Amendment or the federal shield law (PLCAA) that grants legal immunity to the gun industry at all levels.Read more »

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