The Breakfast Club (Rigged System)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

France falls to Nazi Germany on what becomes a day of several key events during World War II; Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in their boxing rematch; Entertainers Judy Garland and Fred Astaire die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

People feel like the system is rigged against them, and here is the painful part, they’re right. The system is rigged.
Elizabeth Warren

Breakfast News

Mario Draghi and Janet Yellen poised for EU referendum fallout

EU Set To Extend Sanctions Against Russia Until 2017

North Korea Launches 2 Missiles

Record 65.3 Million People Were Displaced Last Year: UNHCR

U.S. Likely Won’t Deliver On Promise To Resettle 10,000 Syrian Refugees

Twin wildfires raging near LA are ‘0% contained’ say authorities

Amazon and Google’s drone delivery plans hit snag with new US regulations

Three Arrested With Cache Of Weapons, Some Loaded, Near Holland Tunnel

Graffiti artist banned from 20% of US after Reddit users’ investigation

Christie follows Trump’s lead and targets poor schoolchildren in last year in office

Paul LePage Threatens To Drop Food Stamps Because Of His Soda Freakout

Texas restores 330-year-old French ship that brought settlers to doomed colony

Breakfast Blogs

The Sheer Number of Guns in America Will Kill Us With or Without Terrorists Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

You were expecting, what? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Reductio ad Derpum Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: Nixon Goes To China driftglass, at his blog

No, The Brooklyn Voter Purge Was Not A Conspiracy To Defeat Bernie Sanders Steve M., No More mister Nice Blog

Men Exiting Workforce as Low-Wage Jobs Vanish Yves Smith, naked capitalism

Seeing Opportunity, Congress Tries To Rush Through Its Plan To Legalize FBI Abuses Citing ‘Orlando!’ Muike Masnick, Techdirt

Key Details about the Mitch McConnell Bid to Expand FBI Surveillance emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel