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    January 19, 2020 @ 11:48 pm

    BTL #335 - The Ken Starr Comeback Tour - 1/20/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We’ll share important self-care tips for the next #DemDebate 

    2. Next week’s TV schedule is: CSPAN, 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. Impeachment Trial-Palooza starts Tuesday morning at an ungodly hour.

    3. If you’re too young to remember the 90s, Ken Starr is doing a comeback tour and playing all his greatest sex-obsessed hits!

    4. Lev Parnas confirms everything we knew via common sense from the last six months

    5. Joe Kennedy III is a conspiracy theory waiting to happen in the race for the MA Senate

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 24, 2019 @ 8:07 pm

    BTL #332 - Our Eyeballs - 11/25/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Biggest winner of impeachment hearings so far: Pete Buttigeig at Dem Debate 5. Biggest losers: Our eyeballs.

    2. Candidates do their best Liz Warren plan impersonation. Fail miserably.

    3. Bloomberg, like many rich kids before, thinks he can pay you to like him

    4. Carla Nordstrom lifehack: impeachment hearings are a great time to get some sewing done

    5. Is Trump Sick in more than just the head?

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 17, 2019 @ 10:57 pm

    BTL #331 - The Birthday Gift That Keeps On Giving - 11/18/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. If Louisiana votes on Saturday, couldn’t we all do it?

    2. Impeachment hearings are the birthday gift that keep on giving. And taking.

    3. Roger Stone proves that getting a Nixon tattoo on your back will eventually land you in jail

    4. If you’re looking for a book deal, there’s still time announce that you’re running for president

    5. Pete Buttigeig: Loved by Midwestern white people and fake black people everywhere!

    6. Elizabeth Warren over-plans on healthcare and, in the process, accidentally under-plans

    7. Fringe political celebrities are desperate to represent Simi Valley: An update

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 10, 2019 @ 11:31 pm

    BTL #330 - Plutes Gonna Plute - 11/11/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Lots of people voted on Tuesday and, as usual, the results were better for it.

    2. Amazon is spending more money in Seattle City Council races than you will ever make in your lifetime.

    3. Everybody in the cabinet has hot goss, nobody can figure out who they should give it to.

    4. Bloomberg is already running America’s most losing-est presidential campaign and he hasn’t official announced.

    5. Even the rich people you think are good guys will vote for Trump as long as they can keep their money. Plutes gonna plute.

    6. The anonymous op-ed writer now has an anonymous book.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 3, 2019 @ 11:07 pm

    BTL #329 - Tuesday is Also Election Day - 11/4/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The presidential election is officially one year from today, but guys...you could also vote on Tuesday. Because this coming Tuesday is election day.

    2. Sanders heart attack seems to have installed a third stent into his poll numbers.

    3. Liz Warren has more than just a plan, she has a zinger.

    4. Trump should be pleased that the House’s impeachment inquiry will definitely be good for his favorite polling metric - TV ratings.

    5. The Katie Hill saga is a good to time to remember that the average member of Congress is too old to even know what revenge porn is

    6. Even people who watch senseless violence of fun hate Donald Trump

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 20, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

    BTL #328 - Is Giuliani-ness contagious? - 10/20/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Mean Pete Buttigeig is that guy you were always avoiding in your Intro to Political Science seminar.

    2. Hillary Clinton accidentally sides with Russian by reminding us that Tulsi Gabbard is running for president.

    3. Mick Mulvaney shows a Giuliani-like penchant for incriminating himself. Is Giuliani-ness contagious?

    4. U.S. Brokered cease-fire in Syria benefits nobody but the dictators, those being Erdogan and Trump.

    5. Brexit: the scariest thing coming this Halloween.

    6. World leaders spared from a tacky vacation filled with overcooked beef and gold trim by emoluments clause.

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 7, 2019 @ 9:44 pm

    BTL #326 - We’re All the Next Whistleblower - 10/8/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Another whistleblower steps forward, and by now it seems like any human being with a television is qualified to step forward next.

    2. In Trump’s America you can solve a mystery using common sense so, look, everybody you suspect was on the Ukraine call...was on the Ukraine call. 

    3. Joe Biden is now losing the treason conversation too. Because losing on policy wasn’t fun enough.

    4. Trump makes Twitter plans to impeach Mitt Romney and Nancy Pelosi right back using a little-known constitutional amendment entitled: the Alternative Facts Loophole!

    5. Q3 fundraising numbers are in and poor “frontrunner” Joe Biden’s pool is already maxing out.

    6. Donald Trump doesn’t need your stupid opinion on Syria. He’s got Erdogan’s. 

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 11, 2019 @ 9:07 pm

    BTL #322 - Secret Impeachment Hearings - 8/12/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Jeffrey Epstein spontaneously combusted in prison this week. That was the story, right?

    2. Joe Biden doesn’t know the difference between “white” and “wealthy” and that explains so much

    3. The third #DemDebate might just be an appetizer to a bigger, badder, annoying-er fourth debate that includes the whole gang plus Tom Steyer

    4. In a surprising turn of events, Mitch McConnell supporters are assholes

    5. Donald Trump is in favor of all the positions on gun control except the one where we do something beyond talk

    6. Have we started impeachment hearings without knowing it?

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 4, 2019 @ 11:31 pm

    BTL #321 - I Wrote The Bill - 7/5/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Domestic terrorism has had a big week

    2. After 12 hours of debate, we still can’t pick the generic white moderates out of a Democratic Debate lineup

    3. The people of Puerto Rico overthrew their government last week. Now if only we could overthrow ours...

    4. Trump, unsurprisingly, can’t find a National Intelligence Director. Or an intelligent person to work for him in general.

    5. Trump furious that Elijah Cummings can’t stop Trump’s own family from slumming up Baltimore

    6. Go and demand some impeachment, people!

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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 1, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

    BTL #319 - Who is John Delaney? - 7/1/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Lila was in the thick of the biggest news of two weeks ago

    2. #DemDebate Real Talk: 

    3. Partisan gerrymandering is no big deal if you have a lifetime appointment

    4. SCOTUS is super confusing these days, but ultimately still as horrible as you’d expect

    5. We’ve been gone a month, so here are all the times we almost went to war

    6. Trump is celebrating the 4th of July by scheduling counterprogramming to PBS’s celebration because what better way to celebrate America than by getting better ratings than Carole King?

    Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in political news. Join the millions of sirens, helicopters, and computer beeps 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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