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    May 8, 2016 @ 11:57 pm

    BTL #200 - WE’VE MADE 200 OF THESE!! - 5/9/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. It’s our 200th episode.  Celebrate us!

    2. Ted Cruz is unable to get the ball through the "basketball ring' in Indiana...or get people to vote for him

    3. Donald Trump currently feuding with an estimated 56% of Republican party.  Now using “to Cantor” as a verb.

    4. Conventional wisdom says 2016 is Clinton in a landslide, but when has she ever let conventional wisdom determine her fate?

    5. Delegate allocation on both sides of the aisle forces us to wonder: Will there ever be final results to this crazy primary?

    6. Donald Trump enacts part one of his genius one-part Latino outreach strategy: Eat a tostada bowl on Cinco de Mayo  

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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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    April 24, 2016 @ 10:29 pm

    BTL # 198 - ARCANIEST OF THE ARCANE - 4/25/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. It’s Proxy Armenian Battle Day in LA!  Come Google Armenia with us and find out if it still exists!

    2. Dispatches from the upcoming SuperTuesday (number 2 million): Pennsylvania’s arcane voting system is the arcaniest one in America

    3. Take a break from Trump as we bring you Brain Trust Live’s guide to this year’s most important Senate Races

    4. New York always wins, even if the competition is over who is the best at voter suppression

    5. Clinton’s Veepstakes, i.e. her latest plan to lose the youth vote, begins in earnest

    6. Trump’s goal: come up with as many “definitive” stances on transgender bathrooms as he did on abortion

    7. It was a great week for 90 year-olds

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of circling 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 24, 2016 @ 11:58 pm

    BTL #185 - SQUIRMISHING IN HOLLYWOOD - 1/25/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. “Squirmish” along with us as we read excerpts from Sarah Palin’s Trump endorsement

    2. Glenn Beck is riding a snowball to hell comprised of his mixed metaphors, and that’s why he needs you to vote for Ted Cruz

    3. Woodie Guthrie posthumously trolls the Trump family for red-lining (ie before they started segregated using bad taste as the means of control)

    4. Michael Bloomberg now considering a run for president because what about him, huh?  He’s a meglomaniac billionaire too!  Trump can’t have all the glory.

    5. Simon and Garfunkel have the best week ever.  

    6. 2015 hottest year on record.  Again.  Guys, it’s too hot.

    7. #oscarssowhite, a protest movement so elite that only Will Smith and Spike Lee are qualified to participate

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of barking dogs 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 6, 2015 @ 11:32 pm

    BTL # 179 - DEADLY MONEY - 12/7/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. When can we start calling the NRA terrorists instead of lobbyists?  Is it now?

    2. GOP proposes several strategies to deal with the week’s multiple mass shootings including denial, misplaced blame, and voting no on common sense gun legislation

    3. Bernie Sanders is now polling higher against Hillary than Obama was in December of 2007

    4. GOP releases plan in case of Trump nomination: ask Senate candidates to wear cooler clothes and dig up tree trunks for a day

    5. Senate now only 60 Obamacare repeals behind House in the GOP war of healthcare-hating

    6. Ben Carson will the defeat the delicious chickpea-based snack food beloved by millions, fear be damned

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    November 23, 2015 @ 1:13 am

    BTL # 178 - ONE EXORCISM IS A-OKAY - 11/23/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Apparently the line in Louisiana politics is TWO prostitution scandals.  Still okay: 1 prostitution scandal, 1 exorcism.

    2. Darkhorse candidate “Wouldn’t Vote” sneaking up on Ted Cruz and the other frontrunners in latest GOP polling

    3. Julia Brownley, world’s most desperate Democrat, won’t help world’s most desperate refugees

    4. Jeb! Bush is the only GOP candidate forgetting to make coded Nazi references in discussion of our refugee policy

    5. Anonymous will defeat ISIS using the most annoying meme ever created: we’re apparently “Never Gonna Give You Up” rick-rolling

    6. Trump supporters show themselves to be, just as we suspected, a literal racist mob

    7. Sarah Palin...is planning to do something - we think - according to what we imagine she was trying to say using a collection of words

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    October 18, 2015 @ 10:02 pm

    BTL #173 - TRUMP’S HAT PLAN - 10/19/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. America got our first, and what we hope will be our last, look at Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb at the Democratic Debate. 

    2. Joe Biden’s decision is STILL coming soon.  He knows he has to make it BEFORE people start voting, right?

    3. We finally found something we agree with Trump and Carson on - that their next debate should only be two hours long.  

    4. Six GOP candidates will soon learn what all of the rest of Earth already knows - that they have no prayer of being president

    5. Apparently the US Government and Fox News have an equally careful vetting process

    6. If there’s one thing Rand Paul hates more than polling at 2%, it’s a “dumbass” livestream

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    October 4, 2015 @ 11:08 pm

    BTL # 171 - THE YAMMERINGS - 10/5/15

    In Which We Discuss: 


    1. Not much actual hearing going on at the congressional Planned Parenthood yammerings

    2. Kevin McCarthy’s Speaker candidacy unravels after an accidental moment of honesty

    3. Oregon shooting is a remarkable reminder of how unremarkable it is to be talking about mass shootings in America

    4. Bernie Sanders...the oldest guy to ever be THIS trendy

    5. Hillary Clinton would love to support gays, but she can’t, mainly because she just just doesn’t wanna

    6. Kim Davis: just one more American who doesn’t know Pope

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    August 31, 2015 @ 12:46 am

    BTL #168 - #SMDWB, THE EPIDEMIC - 8/31/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. “Surprising” new Iowa polls show that everything we’ve always said would happen is happening now in Iowa, where we said it would happen


    2. GOP candidates are ready with plans for our next immigration war with...Canada?


    3. O’Malley and Sanders are not afraid to get all up in Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s face


    4. Apparently stealing a single Mountain Dew while Black (#SMDWB?) in America is yet another offense police punish by death


    5. The sanitation strike in Beirut is bad enough that it’s spawned a rare multi-religious movement (as well as great PR for their new sanitation service, Uber)


    6. VMA’s are happening.  Ew.


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    June 14, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

    BTL #158 - COLLECTIVE INTERNET WINS - 6/14/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Out of literally nowhere, Democrats grow a pair and spurn Obama and Republicans on TPP. 

    2. Hillary Clinton re-launch proves that she is physically capable of reading the same words that Bernie Sanders once said and meant.  

    3. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio apparently never finished high school English

    4. Michele Bachmann brought about the straw poll endtimes with her 2012 win.  Whatever will Ben Carson do now?

    5. Every once in a while America comes together around one story to collectively win the internet.  This week, Rachel Dolezal was that story.

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    June 8, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

    BTL #157 - SNAKES AND SINKHOLES - 6/9/15

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Sadly, Hastert’s attempt to rid the nation of corrupt legislators in the Clinton years was always destined to be incomplete.  Turns out he was one of them.

    2. Not even a clown car can contain the current GOP field.  And evidently the Democratic party can’t contain their candidates since none of them are actually members.

    3. Will the Biden’s ever catch a break?  For God’s sake!

    4. Jobs.  We have more of them than we used to.

    5. Patriot Act.  We have less of it than we used to.

    6. Duggars go on television to further explain their terrible choices, further embarrass their daughters 

    7. A rare supercombo of Snakes AND Sinkholes strike this week’s news!

    8. Huckabee.  This guy.

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