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    February 11, 2018 @ 5:26 pm

    BTL #278 - THE ANTI-MEMO - 2/12/18

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The anti-Nunes Memo has too many words and not enough illustrations for public release, says White House

    2. Dems in Congress win tons of money for GOP priorities in landmark budget deal

    3. Apparently only White House staff has to resign over abuse accusations. Anyone can still be president! (The American dream!)

    4. GOP new plan to keep power is to just stop having elections to fill vacant seats

    5. Kansas found six teenagers but only one woman to run for governor

    6. You know your administration’s shit when they’re losing to North Korea at diplomacy

     

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    February 5, 2018 @ 12:37 am

    BTL #277 - SMOKELESS GUN - 2/5/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump’s first SOTU address is the most watched 6th most watched SOTU ever!

    2. Nunes Memo contains one major smoking gun: that Devin Nunes is a real life idiot.

    3. Paul Ryan celebrates buying you a Costco membership and the Koch brothers an actual Costco

    4. Trump’s infrastructure plan is to ask other people to pay for infrastructure but still cut stuff

    5. In a confusing turn, now maybe Democrats don’t want moderate pro-life assholes running for Congress?

    6. Sometimes you just need a dead goose falling from the heavens to teach you that hunting is really freaking stupid

    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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    January 28, 2018 @ 8:48 pm

    BTL #276 - A SIDE OF WATERGATE - 1/28/18

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The government is now open, so it’s time to re-record the voicemail at the White House comment line!

    2. Enjoy Tuesday’s SOTU address with a side Watergate

    3. When will the world’s richest people open their arms to Trump? Apparently not at Davos.

    4. As always, the best way to insure having a sexual predator on your payroll is to employ a “faith adviser”

    5. Claire McCaskill looks to continue her run of being the luckiest Senate candidate in America

    6. The Guggenheim sends the president their piece de resistance: a golden toilet called “America”

    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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    December 3, 2017 @ 8:57 pm

    BTL #270 - THE LAND OF MENTAL VACATIONS - 12/4/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico is now both without power and...a foreign nation?

    2. GOP Tax Reform: It’s as narcissistic and self-absorbed as Donald Trump himself

    3. Set your watches: the #TrumpRussia countdown to zero begins NOW

    4. Sexual Assault allegations...ahem, sorry, dumb idiot men who can’t keep it in their pants...continue to ruin the things we once loved

    5. North Korea. Yup.

    6. Take a mental vacation in the alternate reality of FoxNews.com

    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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    November 12, 2017 @ 11:03 pm

    BTL #268 - YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU DO KNOW - 11/13/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. You know shit is bad when local election results in Virginia can make California progressives this happy

    2. Roy Moore is a pederast. Because, of course.

    3. Trump and Putin don’t know what they know about what they don’t know about Russia’s election hacking

    4. McConnell to America: I can’t promise this tax cut is for you

    5. Shocking update: there are issues with our background check system for guns

    6. Carla Nordstrom joins us on the podcast to report on upstate New York's electoral scene

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs and sirens 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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    October 30, 2017 @ 9:48 pm

    BTL #266 - UN-FAT MEDIA CHILDREN - 10/31/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Puerto Rico - they still have no power

    2. Indictments are coming down in the Russia probe, so a nuclear war is probably starting this week

    3. The GOP will champion an unbalanced budget if and only if their desperate need for a win overrides their deepest help principles. So...anytime.

    4. Too many GOP lawmakers are scared of the political process right now

    5. Sexual harassment: Everybody’s doing it. Literally...it’s too many people.

    6. Trump delighted by trick-or-treating visit from un-fat children with terrible media parents

    *Happy Halloween! Tweet us your best political costume pics at @braintrustlive!*

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs and sirens 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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    October 22, 2017 @ 10:12 pm

    BTL #265 - BREAKOUT HATS - 10/23/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Alexander-Murray healthcare bill is the will they/wont they breakout hit of the congressional season

    2. There is a chance you understand Trump’s tax reform proposal better than he does

    3. Trump is one person who doesn’t know what Sgt. Johnson signed up since he never signed up for it himself

    4. John Kelly hates that Rep. Wilson is hiding all of her secrets under her elaborate hats

    5. DNC is either fully funded and ready for action, or broke and confused. As usual, they can’t decide on a message.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs and sirens 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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    October 1, 2017 @ 8:20 pm

    BTL #262 - NORTH KOREA TO KEVIN BACON [w/ RITZA BLOOM] - 10/2/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump will save the middle class by lowering his own taxes. For America!

    2. Trump finally settles on a response strategy for the Puerto Rico crisis: Twitter warfare with a struggling local politician.

    3. Old chartering habits die hard for the rich former executives helping “drain the swamp”

    4. Alabama decides it’s finally time to go full-crazy. That’s right - they’ve got crazy they haven’t even shown us yet.

    5. Twitter has now done more to counteract Russian electoral interference than the White House

    6. A new break in the case for the age-old question: How many degrees of separation between Kevin Bacon and North Korea?

    Plus, the loverly Ritza Bloom (@ritzacalixte), joins us in the studio!

    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 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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    August 31, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

    POLITICON 2017

    Mid-Week Special!

    When we promise you we’ll post something, you can count on us to post it…weeks later! That’s right, we’re putting up a supercut of the audio from our wild weekend at Politicon!  Check out some clips from the awesome panels and get our thoughts on Ann Coulter’s sanity, our unending love for the queen of 2017 Symone Sanders, and the bathroom habits of Trump supporters.  It’s all here, so enjoy!

     

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