FULL SHOW: Tax Protests, Patriots & Politics, Fee to Pee

April 18, 2017

Across the nation, masses are scrambling to finish their taxes by tonight's deadline. And for many, the annual pain is a reminder of a promise not yet kept by President Trump, leading some, even is his own party, to threaten: no returns, no reform. Trump also signed an executive order Tuesday, directing government agencies to ‘buy American and hire American.’ A portion of the order also cracks down on H1B1 international work visas, which many technology companies use to bring in highly skilled, but lower cost workers from abroad. Jim Braude is joined by Boston Globe Columnist Joan Vennochi, as well as Trump supporter and former state treasurer Joe Malone and former campaign manager and deputy chief of staff for Deval Patrick, Sydney Asbury.

The New England Patriots head to the White House Wednesday for their visit with President Donald Trump after their Superbowl victory. But the entire team won't be there — at least six players have said they will not attend, four of whom cite politics as the reason. Some wonder if a well-deserved victory should be over shadowed by politics.

"I do not think that [Aaron Hernandez] pulled the trigger on Odin Lloyd and I don't think he's responsible for that death," said Ron Sullivan, one of the two lead attorneys who successfully defended Hernandez against a separate double-murder charge in a trial that ended Friday.

Jim shares his thoughts on United Airlines' past multi-million dollar lobbying effort to allow them to charge you for using the bathroom.


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