The Breakfast Club (The Lady Is A Tramp)

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

Adolf Hitler purges rivals in Nazi Germany; America’s food and drug safety take a big step forward; ‘Gone With the Wind’ published; Tonya Harding banned from figure skating; Singer Lena Horne born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way.
Lena Horne

Breakfast News

US efforts to regulate encryption have been flawed, government report finds

Senate passes last-minute financial rescue package for Puerto Rico

Congress faults Obama for not being tough with UN over Haiti’s cholera crisis

Millions of Iraqi children repeatedly and relentlessly targeted, says UN

Black box data from EgyptAir flight MS804 shows smoke alarms sounded

Fethullah Gülen lawsuit thrown out in setback for Turkey’s Erdoğan

Breakfast Blogs

Reminder: Education Is Not a Damn Marketplace Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

House Homeland Security Committee Apparently Knows Little about Homeland Security emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Cleveland should be loads of fun digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Just a change of conservative Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Wayback Wednesday: Globalization driftglass, at his blog

Under Cable Lobbying Assault, FCC Commissioners Waffling On Cable Box Competition Plan Karl Bode, Techdirt