The Breakfast Club (Surprises)

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

Paris liberated during World War II; A first swim across the English Channel; Actor Sean Connery, composer Leonard Bernstein, and musician Elvis Costello born; Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ released.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.

Charles de Gaulle

Breakfast News

Italy earthquake leaves 159 dead; rescuers racing against time

Gunmen Attack American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

Illinois passes tougher penalties on importing guns from neighboring states

Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West

Orlando Health, Florida Hospital won’t bill Pulse shooting victims

Breakfast Blogs

‘This Is the Only Way That Pipelines Will Be Stopped’ Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Blame It On The Bossa Nova: Lochte and Brazilian Police bmaz, emptywheel

The Two Tales of Russia Hacking NYT emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

North Dakota and Feds Suppress Native American Pipeline Protesters Rayne, emptywheel

Massive heat wave in the Middle East: Is it an emergency yet? Gaius Publius, Hullabaloo

Today In Republican Detachment Disorder: Party Like It’s 1999 1994 driftglass at his blog

One More Time With Feeling: Net Neutrality Didn’t Hurt Broadband Investment In The Slightest Karl Bode, Techdirt