The Breakfast Club (5 Lies A Day)

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) (or whenever we get around to it) 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

Congress authorizes military force to expel Iraq from Kuwait; Soviet forces begin large offensive against Nazi Germany; First woman elected to U.S. Senate; Writer Agatha Christie dies; ‘All in the Family’ debuts on CBS.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Thomas Jefferson

Breakfast News

President Trump has made more than 2,000 false or misleading claims over 355 days

Puerto Rico fears post-Maria murder surge: 11 days, 32 slain

Missouri governor admits having affair but denies blackmail

Trump-branded condo tower sues for right to erase his name

Lawsuit challenging Alabama’s voter ID law is dismissed

Sea lion attacks fourth swimmer in San Francisco Bay

Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam’s Clubs

Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor

Majority of Egypt’s lawmakers want president to run again

8 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

Michelin star boosts chef at outdoor Thai kitchen to stardom

Ecuador grants nationality to WikiLeaks founder

Jailed Catalan separatists pledge to eschew unilateral moves

Queen’s bra-fitter says book cost company royal warrant

Breakfast Blogs

If the President* Is Uniquely Dangerous, Treat Him That Way Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s Obstruction Defense: Rod Rosenstein Wrote a Letter emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“A monument to Republican complicity in Trump’s jaw-dropping misconduct” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Surgical here, blunt instrument there Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Hillary Clinton Was the More Dangerous Evil Scott lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

UK rejects Ecuador’s attempt to remove old garbage from its London embassy. Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Trumpism Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Donald Trump: Kantian Superman driftglass, at his blog


Senator Portman Promises To Pass Bills To Harm Tech Companies If They Won’t Support SESTA Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Nebraska The First ‘Red’ State To Craft Its Own Net Neutrality Law Karl Bode, Techdirt

Intelligence Oversight Tries Again With Zero-Reform Section 702 Bill, Criticizes Reform Efforts As Threats To Security Tim Cushing, Techdirt