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    September 17, 2017 @ 11:53 pm

    BTL #260 - WILDCARD SOCIALISM [w/ RAMY YOUSSEF] - 9/18/17

    In Which We (and special guest comedian Ramy Youssef!) Discuss:

    1. Senate enters a bonus round of healthcare warring with the wildcard addition of some socialism

    2. The only thing we know for sure about the Wednesday’s White House Chinese Takeout Bonanza is that Donald Trump is just like us: up all night after a greasy, hard-to-digest meal

    3. The Paris Climate Accords, our on again off again beau, might be back

    4. We can only assume Trump won’t release the Mar-a-Lago visitor logs because he knows you know that he knows that you know that shady business is going on there

    5. California is gunning for the chance to decide who we give our 3 million vote margin to next time.

    6. The Alabama Moore-Strange race gets moore-er and stranger-er with each passing day

    Find Ramy on Twitter at: @cdramy! You'll want to! He's funny!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    September 4, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

    BTL #258 - WHAT. A. MESS. - 9/4/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Having failed at ramming healthcare reform down our throats, Trump sets his eyes on an equally unpopular and cruel repeal - DACA

    2. Trump now using the famous divide and piss off our allies strategy in Korea showdown

    3. Hurricane Harvey. What. A. Mess.

    4. Congress and the Budget. What. A. Mess.

    5. Have you heard the one about the enormous floods in Asia that have killed thousands? No?

    6. Kamala Harris announces candidacy for president in 2020 via single-payer endorsement

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

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    August 27, 2017 @ 10:31 pm

    BTL #257 - IN ID WE TRUST - 8/28/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump plan on Monday: pilfer Obama’s Afghanistan speech, remove all the details

    2. Trump plan on Tuesday: pilfer Trump’s id, remove all coherence

    3. On Friday, Hurricane Trump hit America with plans to make people suffer before Hurricane Harvey had a chance to

    4. Latest White House exit leads to adorable Nazi reunion at Breitbart. We hope there was angel food cake.

    5. Mnuchin’s wife learns the hard way that poor people can find a Valentino hashtag too

    6. Slow your roll, media. The Kasich/Hickenlooper thing is just a friendship right now. They aren’t dating yet.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!
     
     
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    August 20, 2017 @ 6:41 pm

    BTL #256 - WHEN EVEN THE “BEST WORDS” FAIL - 8/21/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Hapless White Nationalists fail to grasp the irony of carrying tiki torches while marching against people of color. The Tiki torch industry responded with fire. The police did not.

    2. Trump does not have the “best words” when it comes to racism, and that may be his biggest problem

    3. Trump tries to break up with his CEO exes, but they did it first! What a loser!

    4. Beelzebub Bannon is gone, just in time for us to discover that Trump has always been the White House’s leading white supremacist

    5. Catalonia is the latest victim of what Trump might call “real terrorism,” meaning it wasn’t committed by white guys with torches

    6. Americans grasp onto the once-in-a-lifetime eclipse as sign Trump’s days are numbered. (We are desperate out here.)

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helicopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    July 30, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

    BTL #255 - POLITICON 2017: TOO MANY THOUGHTS - 7/31/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    We're flying rundown-free because we snuck this recording in after a packed weekend at Politicon, but tune in for our reactions to the comic-con for wonks, plus of course the healthcare vote, Priebus exit, Scaramucci living up to his operatic name, Trump's VERY on-brand boy scouts speech, and more!

    Also look out later in this week for a SUPERCUT (woooooo!) of our time at this year's Politicon!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helecopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    July 23, 2017 @ 10:50 pm

    BTL #254 - BRANDING MEDIOCRITY - 7/24/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The new Sean Spicer is a Nickelodeon villain who donated to Barack Obama

    2. Russia actually called us thugs this week, which is cute

    3. Zombie healthcare will kick a new and exciting figure of 32 million off their healthcare. Way to keep playing, guys!

    4. Al Gore is the latest borderline Republican to come out in favor of single payer

    5. Democrats new motto urges us not to lose faith. Our most mediocre times are still ahead of us!

    6. A "spicey" goodbye to America’s most exciting and irreverent character in the nation’s first reality presidency

    PLUS, don't forget to follow us next weekend on social media as we follow all the fun at Politicon!  We'll be galavanting AND asking the hard-hitting questions all weekend! 

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens and helecopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     
     
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    July 16, 2017 @ 11:25 pm

    BTL #253 - THE HANDSHAKE - 7/17/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump and McConnell have hurt John McCain’s brain so badly at this point that it literally clogged

    2. Not even the health insurance industry is as giddy about returning us to pre-ACA days of bankruptcy and death as our government’s own Tom Price

    3. Either Donald Trump is lying to us, or he’s hired clairvoyant lawyers. One of those seems more likely though...

    4. You haven’t seen a handshake until you’ve seen Emmanuel Marcon and Donald Trumps’ three-way knuckle-buster

    5. Donald Trump is winning at Chris Christie’s game of losing. Bigly.

    6. A completely unremarkable, totally average day in Florida

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of helecopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    July 3, 2017 @ 9:20 am

    BTL #251 - HEALTHCARE OR A GIRAFFE - 7/3/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump either wants the house healthcare bill, or the senate bill, or single-payer, or a less mean bill, or a very mean bill, or a total repeal, or a tax bill, or a giraffe.  (The Senate agrees.)

    2. Barriers shattered: Democrats coming out of the closet as...supporting Medicare for all!

    3. It’s an Our Revolution revolution

    4. For anybody who wondered if giving Trump a SCOTUS victory would matter: Yes, Gorsuch is already a problem.

    5. Donald Trump remembers women are still a thing and vows to defeat them and the leftist media that promotes them

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of helecopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

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    June 25, 2017 @ 10:25 pm

    BTL #250 - SESTERCENTENNIAL - 6/26/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. GOP’s obsession with arming crazy people reaches its natural conclusion:  arming themselves!

    2. Republicans looks to skirt democratic process with their healthcare bill by passing it before going home to celebrate said democratic process

    3. Like corporate America, Democrats ponder a grand strategy of firing a woman to make up for their massive failures

    4. White House to Obama: Why didn’t you stop us from committing treason?

    5. Newly released dashcam video proves there truly is no justice for Philando Castile

    6. Trump’s new policy on Cuba?  Wasting taxpayer money on unnecessary travel audits in attempt to win the friendship of Marco Rubio.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of helecopters who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

     

     

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    June 5, 2017 @ 10:54 pm

    BTL #247 - BILATERAL TALKS - 6/6/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Say Goodbye to breathing air! We’re divorcing the Paris Accords to pursue a more meaningful relationship with oil and gas.

    2. When it comes to the Paris Accords, Michael Bloomberg is now the government, which is concerning it its own way.

    3. Anthem is the most evil insurance company for yet another year. Congratulations, guys! The hard work at being absolutely awful is paying off.

    4. California’s state senate passes a single payer bill and the LA Times is none too happy about it. In related news, the LA Times spent this week is wondering why they aren’t that relevant.

    5. London: Terrorized. World: Twitterized. Trump: The same.

    6. Trump’s search for better press covfefe continues

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of Canadian onlookers who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us FacebookTwitterTumblrStitcher, or Instagram!

     

     

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