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    April 2, 2017 @ 11:10 pm

    BTL #239 - NEW-NESS [W/ Special Guest Helen Hong] - 4/3/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’re joined in the studio by the hilarious Helen Hong!

    Follow Helen on the Twitters at @funnyHelenHong and check out her live show with Feraz Ozel, Party on the Left, coming to the Belly Room at the Comedy Store on 4/13! Click here for tickets!

    2. Trump’s America has done something unthinkable: pitted the Koch’s and Grover Norquist against each other

    3. Enough treason has finally occurred for us to figure out how to pronounce Devin Nunes’ name correctly.

    4. Ivanka Trump now repaying the government for all that free advertising she got with bad advice

    5. North Carolina refuses to give up on the impossible dream of having the final four, passes fake repeal of transgender bathroom bill.

    6. Maxine Waters Folk Hero-ness lives on

    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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    March 26, 2017 @ 8:26 pm

    BTL #238 - THINGS NOBODY WANTS - 3/27/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. AHCA is revised to address the real problems: obscure upstate New York tax issues

    2. Trump surrogates decry that “Washington Won” in the AHCA battle. Still don’t seem to understand they’re in it.

    3. Sanders and friends hope that if we can say “Single Payer,” we can dream it

    4. Next up in “things nobody wants the Republicans to do”: large corporate tax cuts

    5. Congressman Nunes is the most confusing person in Washington this week

    6. Internet privacy: A thing we don’t have

     

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    March 20, 2017 @ 12:31 am

    BTL #237 - WORLD WITHOUT BUSINESS (CARDS) - 3/20/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Everyone suffers under Trump’s first budget proposal, even Budget Director John Mulvaney, who is now living in a horrifying world without business cards

    2. As they say in Trump’s favorite Irish proverb, freedom’s just another word for tragically dying of a preventable disease

    3. Germany is no longer fascist enough for a handshake from Donald Trump

    4. We might be going to war with North Korea, but Rex Tillerson isn’t losing sleep over it

    5. Even Fox News discovers that the only thing more popular than Planned Parenthood is Bernie Sanders

    6. Confirmed: It’s fine to pull a gun on your co worker at Fox news. Still seeking comment on whether policy allows actual shots to be fired.

     

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    March 6, 2017 @ 12:12 am

    BTL #235 - OH, THOSE RUSSIANS! - 3/6/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Trump spends one hour speaking unhinged words in a regular tone, is celebrated near and far for just sounding human

    2. Overheard in Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III’s office: “Oh, THOSE Russians!”

    3. Donald Trump resumes his shabbat twitter meltdowns, daring America to choose between trusting Breitbart and Barack Obama

    4. Trump complains that healthcare is hard. Crybaby! (Sad.)

    5. Donald Trump’s literal tens of...well, just tens of supporters show up to the Trump version of the “biggest rally in American history”

    6. We live in a world in which Kanye and Oprah Winfrey’s presidential campaign might happen at the same time

     

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    February 26, 2017 @ 11:39 pm

    BTL #234 - WANTED: MISSING SENATOR - 2/27/17

     

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The only possible explanation for Saturday’s DNC vote is that Democrats don’t like winning and never want to do it again

    2. Banning the paper of record is a great way to get yourself written out of the record

    3. Ted Cruz make ominous prediction at CPAC

    4. Dispatches from the #ResistanceRecess

    5. We’re one step closer to deporting second generation immigrants (ie citizens), which maybe would at least allow us to deport Donald Trump

    6. If Congress won’t act, let’s hope the witches can save us

     

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

    ACTION ALERT: Help us demand that Tom Perez, as his first act as DNC Chair, do an honest postmortem report on the 2016 election.

     

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    February 12, 2017 @ 7:23 pm

    BTL #232 - SEE YOU IN COURT [w/ Special Guests: Bad News Live’s Chuck Ludwig and Julianne Simitz] - 2/13/17

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Donald Trump will SEE THE COURT SYSTEM IN COURT...which makes sense, because that’s the only place you’d ever see them

    2. Mitch McConnell accidentally writes Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign slogan

    3. RIP to all zero victims of the fake Atlanta terrorist attack

    4. Trump learns that having the job as president is not exactly the same as having a completely different job.

    5. Nordstroms of all stripes are trying to get us out of this mess

    6. Donald Trump, like so many of us, is on the hunt for some easy D

    7. The Bad News Live crew returns for a post-election debrief

    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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    October 30, 2016 @ 10:56 pm

    BTL #219 - BOO! - 10/31/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Anthony Weiner now dreaming bigger than only screwing up only his own election bids.

    2. Self-proclaimed brilliant negotiator Trump got easily tricked into picking Pence by a fellow idiot

    3. Insurance companies continue long march to screwed over us all even under Obamacare

    4. Thousands of wild buffalo literally appear at the Standing Rock protest as if we’re in a fucking movie.  Turns out they want clean water too.

    5. The election IS rigged...by Trump voters committing voter fraud to fight the “rigged election.”

    6. Arrrrggg, the Pirates are coming!

    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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    October 2, 2016 @ 9:39 pm

    BTL #215 - WE’RE BACK! - 10/3/14

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Donald Trump would like you to believe he was not on cocaine during the first presidential debate.  We would like you to believe that no one goes on a 3am tweetstorm without at least a bump


    2. Dedicated to his reality show craft, the Donald is now toiling in melodramatic tax, porn and beauty pageant drama


    3. 2016: The year of the anti-endorsement

    4. Based on the length of the 233 page California Voter Information Guide, the plastic bag industry may be pissed, but the paper industry is probably celebrating

    5. Californians might not have to live to see the outcome of this horrible presidential race due to apocalyptic earthquakes 

    6. Senators furious Obama doesn’t control the laws of time and space, mad he can’t make it two days ago so they can go back and listen to him

    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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    June 26, 2016 @ 11:28 pm

    BTL #207 - POITICON 2016 - 6/27/16

    In Which We Discuss:


    Well...this week on the podcast, we’re starting a little differently.  Yes, we’ll cover Brexit, the House sit-in, the latest polls, Veepstakes, and Rubio, but first join us on the other side of the theme music for highlights from the most important news story in this very packed week: Our two days at Politicon!

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    June 19, 2016 @ 9:52 pm

    BTL #206 - RUN FOR OFFICE - 6/20/16

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Question to the California Secretary of State: Is there more than one person helping count ballots?  Can we help?  What can we do?  Looking for actual results sometime soon...


    2. Chris Murphy and a bunch of other indistinguishable senators are newly minted American heroes after joining a 15 hour real-life, talking, standing, and non-bathroom-using filibuster!

    3. Much to the presidential contenders’ chagrin, Orlando shooter turns out to be just another American-issued wack-job

    4. Bernie Sanders is still running for president, and he thinks you should too

    5. Sen. Marco Rubio suddenly hesitant to give up cush job he never goes to anyway 

    6. Brexit is not a kind of adorable British biscuit.  It’s deadly.

    7. Guys, what if Newt Gingrich becomes Trump’s VP?  Then what?

    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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