The Breakfast Club (Top Versus Bottom)

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

U.S. government warns of smoking risks, Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly solo across Pacific, Major League Baseball introduces designated hitter.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Politics isn’t about left versus right; it’s about top versus bottom.

Jim Hightower

Breakfast News

U.S. judge blocks Trump move to end DACA program for immigrants

Voter panel made no findings, will destroy data: White House

Divided Supreme Court may allow Ohio voter purge policy

U.S. judge denies effort to stop Mulvaney from heading consumer watchdog

Vermont senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use

After Florida, more states press U.S. for offshore drilling exemptions

California mudslides highlight difficulty in getting evacuations right

U.S. backs student loan servicer in lawsuit by Massachusetts

Judge deals setback to Cherokee Nation lawsuit over opioids

Canada telling Salvadorans facing U.S. exit that haven isn’t guaranteed

Myanmar prosecutor seeks Official Secrets Act charges against two Reuters reporters

Armed robbers steal millions from Ritz Paris hotel

May to meet finance bosses on Brexit

German war graves unearthed at construction site in Estonia

Russia welcomes agreements reached in North and South Korea talks

Breakfast Blogs

We’re at a Crossroads in Our Democracy Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Misrepresentations of the Simpson-Veselnitskaya Meetings emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Thanks, Senator Feinstein. The Glenn Simpson Interview Transcript Echidne, at her blog

A new prosecutor signals that Mueller is far from finished digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Trump Is Like, TV Smart Spocko, hullabaloo

A partisan gerrymander, pure and simple Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Shelby County Cannot Be Used For Progressive Ends Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The GOP Just Doesn’t Care, Chapter Ninety-Infinity: the Fusion GPS Transcripts DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money


Appeals Court Drives Another Stake Into The Heart Of Idaho’s ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Tim Cushing, Techdirt