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Episode Info: Trump unleashes his massive and wildly unpopular new taxes on imported steel and aluminum. Some good voting news: Washington State adopts automatic voter registration; a federal court orders California election officials to inform Vote-by-Mail voters before their ballots are tossed out without being counted if their signature doesn't match (as many as 45,000 ballots were discarded in the 2016 election due the practice). Democratic US senators have asked the nation's top election vendors whether they've shared the source code from their computer voting and tabulation systems with Russia; we explain what this means and doesn't, and debunk Reuters' wildly inaccurate claims about the 2016 election. Then Vox.com's environment and politics writer DAVID ROBERTS discusses a new report released by the Trump Administration's own Office of Management and Budget detailing how the benefits of federal regulations wildly outstrip their costs in every imaginable way. As Roberts shows, Republicans have falsely repeated the "job-killing" mantra so often since the days of Ronald Reagan -- largely unchallenged by corporate media -- that much of the public now accepts those false facts as reality.  We discuss why that is, and who actually benefits from the GOP's great con – and it isn't Trump's base. Plus Desi Doyen has the latest 'Green News Report'.Read more »

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