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Episode Info: On Tuesday, Texas held the first primaries of the crucial 2018 mid-terms elections. We have the reported results, including the largest Democratic primary turnout in the Lone Star state in decades, with women and progressives performing very well -- but wealthy self-funded candidates, Trump supporters, and conservative Democrats did not do so well at all. Many of those contests will now go to run-offs on May 22nd.  But Texas voters themselves faced numerous problems at polling places across the state, and were disenfranchised, as usual, due to failing electronic voting systems, long lines, and polling places that were recently moved. We dive into the details.  Also today, the chaos continues at Donald Trump's White House: senior White House counselor and former Campaign chair Kellyanne Conway violated the federal Hatch Act; Trump suggests he might soften his surprise tariffs on steel and aluminum for  U.S. allies; porn-star Stormy Daniels sues Trump over hush money paid to her before the 2016 election; and the Trump Dept. of Justice sues defiant California over immigration enforcement. Plus: the Florida legislature adopted a number of gun safety reforms opposed by the NRA, including raising the minimum age for the purchase of semi-automatic rifles and a three-day waiting period for all gun purchases.Read more »

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