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    January 12, 2020 @ 11:27 am

    BTL #334 - Sham Trial Season - 1/12/20

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Nancy Pelosi is sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate, so get ready for sham trial season!

    2. Mar-A-Lago might have started a war with Iran. Stay tuned to Twitter for official updates and golf scores.

    3. People are dropping out, but somehow the Democratic presidential field is not contracting.

    4. Bernie Sanders is back in action after outraising Wine Cave Pete

    5. Earthquake swarms are the tree snakes of Puerto Rico

    6. Koalas are suffering, and that’s our fault.

    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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    August 25, 2019 @ 6:47 pm

    BTL #323 - Buying Greenland - 8/26/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. There’s cross traffic in the race for president - we’ll tell you who’s in and who’s out.

    2. Joe Biden has seemingly thought A LOT about the assasination of Barack Obama.

    3. David Koch is dead, survived by Russian authoritarian government and the MET.

    4. Trump did not successfully buy Greenland last week. Let’s depose him.

    5. The future of oxygen is up in smoke, literally.

    6. Pray for RBG because how many cancers is too many?

    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 7, 2019 @ 10:06 pm

    BTL #320 - Some Loveless Thinking About Marianne Williamson - 7/8/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. As the earth literally shook all around us, at least we could take comfort in the fact that the USGS was having the Best. Week. Ever.

    2. Donald Trump regaled us with tales of fourth of July glory, commemorating the forgotten Battle for LaGuardia, Terminal C.

    3. Somehow Pete Buttigeig is now the fundraiser to beat in the Democratic Primary

    4. The Census citizenship question Just. Wont. Die.  Possibly because neither will Donald Trump.

    5. Justin Amash, founding member of the Freedom Caucus, is leaving GOP BECAUSE IT’S TOO RADICAL FOR HIM.

    6. Marianne Williamson has more in common with Mormonism’s Joseph Smith than you’d want or need.

    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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    June 3, 2019 @ 12:29 am

    BTL #318 - MATH IS VINDICATED - 6/3/19

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Robert Mueller holds emergency press conference to remind us that unlike Barr, he has, in fact, read his own report.

    2. It remains to be seen whether magic will be enough to get Marianne Williamson, or even Kirsten Gillibrand, into the third Democratic debate.

    3. The word “Mueller” is in the news so Trump’s got a genius plan to create a diversion by tanking the entire economy of both the US and Mexico.

    4. Math is vindicated once again after study shows that the Trump tax cuts...SHOCK...didn’t work.

    5. It’s [name any day] in America so obviously there was another mass shooting.

    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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