The Breakfast Club (All Hollow’s Eve)

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 10:00am (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

Martin Luther leads start of Protestant Reformation; President Lyndon B. Johnson halts U.S. bombing of North Vietnam; India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated; Magician Harry Houdini dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A man who limits his interests, limits his life.

Vincent Price

Breakfast News

In defeat for Trump, judge blocks transgender military ban

Puerto Rico’s path to restore power shifts after Whitefish exit

Death toll from California blazes rises to 43, after teen dies

U.S. Army Corps boosts size of Fluor’s Puerto Rico power restoration contract

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy goes on trial for leading 2014 armed standoff

Spanish prosecutor accuses sacked Catalan leader of rebellion

Major Venezuelan opposition parties to boycott local polls

Convoy rolls into Damascus suburbs with aid for 40,000: U.N.

Magnitude 7.0 undersea quake hits near New Caledonia, no tsunami

Breakfast Blogs

\FWD: FWD: FWD: The Tax System Explained in Beer Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Footnote Shows Manafort Was Hiding Willingness to Reach Out to Russia emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Some Thoughts On The Manafort Indictment bmaz, emptywheel

The Harasser-In-Chief And The Recent Flood Of Sexual Harassment Allegations Echidne, at her blog

The Wall St Journal says “pardon everyone, including yourself!” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Seeing daylight? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Will the Republican Party Be Accessories After the Fact? (SPOILER: Almost Certainly) Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Pardon me Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Illustrated Manafort Redux driftglass, at his blog


Judge Doesn’t Care Much For DOJ’s Boilerplate, Refuses To Grant One Year Gag Order Tim Cushing, Techdirt