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Politics Podcast: Primary Season Gets Into Full Swing

Tuesday marks the first big primary election day of the 2018 midterms, with contests in West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast team breaks down which primaries are the most important to watch and what they could mean for the midterms this fall.

The crew also debates whether President Trump deserves more credit from the media for things that are going well, such as the economy and a pledge of denuclearization from North Korea.

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