The Breakfast Club (Like Fire)

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

Terror bombings strike London’s transit system; Oliver North testifies at Iran-Contra hearings; Sandra Day O’Connor nominated for U.S. Supreme Court; Author Robert Heinlein and musician Ringo Starr born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract.
Robert A. Heinlein

Breakfast News

Tony Blair unrepentant as Chilcot gives crushing Iraq war verdict

US diplomat in charge of Iraq occupation backs key Chilcot inquiry findings Obama delays US troop withdrawal from ‘precarious’ Afghanistan

Kim Jong-un placed on sanctions blacklist for the first time by US

Anti-immigration party in Germany hits crisis over MP’s antisemitism

Attorneys debate use of warrantless surveillance in Portland bomb appeal

San Diego police hunt for potential serial killer who stabbed and burned homeless

Breakfast Blogs

“Only Facts Matter:” Jim Comey Is Not the Master Bureaucrat of Integrity His PR Sells Him Has emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

There’s a Reason Someone Is Supposed to Keep an Eye on Massive Mergers Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The GOP scandalmongers line up in front of the cameras digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Ailes Gets Sued, Trump Rides To The Rescue Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Senate Funding Bill For State Dept. Asks It To Figure Out Ways To Stop Bad People From Using Tor Mike Masnick, Techdirt

That Hole in Your Spaghetti Spoon Is There For a Really, Really Good Reason Catriona Harvey-Jenner, Esquire Food & Drink