The Breakfast Club (Hard Rain)

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

A divided U.S. Supreme Court halts the presidential recount in Florida, effectively making Republican George W. Bush the winner.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.

Louis D. Brandeis

Breakfast News

Istanbul explosions: 38 killed, 155 wounded in twin blasts

Bombing Near Cairo Coptic Christian Cathedral Kills 25

ISIS Militants Retake Ancient City of Palmyra From Syrian Forces

Boeing, Iran Air Clinch $16 Billion Deal for 80 Planes

Intelligence Agencies Distressed by Trump’s Rejection of Findings on Russia

Russian Hacking: Republican, Democratic Senators Call for Joint Action

Ahead of Pro-Trump Rally, KKK Members Claim They’re ‘Not White Supremacists’

‘Cajun John Wayne’ Goes to Washington: Louisiana Elects Tough-Talking Former Sheriff Clay Higgins

1,600 Flights Across Midwest Canceled as Winter Blast Rolls East

Breakfast Blogs

Russia’s Interference in This Election Should Not Be a Surprise Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

While America Debates Rex Tillerson Nomination, Saudis and Russians Join Hands to Raise Oil Prices emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Russian snow job digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Democrats Should Fight All of Trump’s Nominees. Yes, All of Them. Joan Walsh, The Nation

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 61 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Russians Hacked The Election — What Would The GOP Do If This Happened To A Republican? (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog