The Breakfast Club (Spineless)

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

Accord reached in Vietnam; North Korea seizes the U.S.S. Pueblo; Roots airs; Bob Keeshan dies; Johnny Carson dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

One thing I have learned in my time in politics is that if one of the parties is shameless, the other party cannot afford to be spineless.

Frank Lautenberg

Breakfast News

Back to work: Government shutdown ending as Dems relent

Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundarie

Feds move to replace US border barriers in New Mexico

Vermont governor with ‘mixed emotions’ signs marijuana bill

Supreme Court rejects appeal of bearded seal listing

Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

In Syria’s Aleppo, old bazaar struggles to come back to life

Philippine volcano spews fountains of lava, big ash plumes

Head of Russian outlet RT says US foreign agent order hurts

Breakfast Blogs

The Question Is Simple: Do You Trust Mitch McConnell? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Sergei Millian and the Simpson Testimony emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“Very nice and very humane” mass deportation digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Don’t make them angry Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Is Roberts Shifting to the Left? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This Column is a Trick driftglass, at his blog

Spending Bill Would Give Administration Direct Control Of Surveillance Spending Tim Cushing, Techdirt