The Breakfast Club (Eight Maids A Milking)

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

Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba; Abraham Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation; Ellis Island opens; Hank Williams Senior dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All morons hate it when you call them a moron.

J. D. Salinger

Breakfast News

Intrepid revelers flock to frigid Times Square for New Year’s Eve

Chief justice orders review of sexual harassment standards in U.S. judiciary

Erica Garner, activist daughter of New York chokehold victim, dies at 27

Iran protesters rally again despite warning of crackdown

Jordan royal palace denies rumors about dismissal of princes

France’s Macron vows to keep up pace of reforms

Italian president calls for ‘realistic’ proposals ahead of election

Breakfast Blogs

Somehow, Scott Pruitt’s EPA Continues to Amaze Even the Most Cynical Among Us Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

What Explains Trump’s Focus on Manafort? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Your New Years Eve factoids digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Political Survivor Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo Christa Blackmon. Lawyers, Guns and Money

Dumbkirk driftglass, at his blog

MAYBE THAT ISN’T DEMENTIA Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog