The Breakfast Club (Use The Force)

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

“Star Wars” — the classic sci-fi movie written and directed by George Lucas — premieres; Former Enron execs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling are convicted of conspiracy and fraud; Comedian Jay Leno begins his run as host of N-B-C’s “The Tonight Show

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.

Frank Oz

Breakfast News

Trump tells Duterte of two U.S. nuclear subs in Korean waters: NYT

U.S. warship sails within 12 miles of China-claimed reef

UK police chiefs says U.S. leaks on Manchester bombing damage trust

Egypt blocks 21 websites, including Al Jazeera: state news agency

Brazil’s Temer deploys army as protesters start fire in ministry

U.S. decision on expanded laptop ban not imminent: Homeland Security

Five charged with insider trading involving U.S. health agency

Hundreds protest over minimum wage at McDonald’s stockholder meeting

Vermont governor snuffs legal pot, tells lawmakers to ‘get it right’

Breakfast Blogs

Emoluments Are Part of the Business Plan Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

John Brennan Denies a Special Harry Reid Briefing emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The president’s American Carnage budget increases his own digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What about that ‘witch hunt’? Ton Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The AHCA Is A Horrible Bill Passed By Reprehensible People Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd Remains a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog


Appeals Court Revives Wikimedia’s Lawsuit Against The NSA Tim Cushing, Techdirt