Kevin Spacey’s Nantucket Arraignment: What’s Next?
Actor Kevin Spacey was in court in Nantucket today, in one of the few criminal cases since the #MeToo movement began. His attorney pleaded not guilty on his behalf during a brief arraignment on charges that he groped an-18-year-old man in 2016. This case is one of dozens of accusations against Spacey — but so far, it's the only one to go to trial. So what's next?
Jim Braude was joined by Ellen Zucker — a partner at Burns Levinson, who has represented multiple women in sexual misconduct claims against their employers; and J.W. Carney, Jr. — a former assistant district attorney, who has represented multiple men accused of sexual misconduct
The Government Shutdown On Week Three
Now in it’s seventeenth day, the partial government shutdown has threatened the paychecks of hundreds of thousands of government workers, funding for Native American tribes, tax refunds, food stamp benefits, and national park management. President Trump says he will give a prime-time television address tomorrow to once more push for funding for his border wall – a demand he has made a very public sticking point since his meeting with Democratic leaders in front of cameras in December. Trump also floated the idea of declaring a ‘national emergency’ in order to get what he and his base want.
Jim Braude was joined by: Democrat Jesse Mermell, former communications director for Governor Deval Patrick; and Republican, former state Treasurer, and Trump supporter Joe Malone.
Warren Makes A Splash Testing The Waters In Iowa
After three days, five events, and a case of laryngitis, Senator Elizabeth Warren's first trip to Iowa as a presumptive presidential candidate is now in the rear-view mirror. As Adam Reilly reports, Massachusetts' senior senator made a strong first impression.
IMHO: Voter Suppression In 2019
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on how voter suppression efforts are still alive and well in the U.S., threatening the most basic tenets of democracy and equality under the law.