The Breakfast Club (Stand Together)

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

Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi born; ‘America’ first used on a world map; U.S. and Soviet troops meet in World War II; The Hubble Space Telescope deployed into orbit; Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

Ella Fitzgerald

Breakfast News

Another judge rules against Trump on ‘Dreamers’ program

Supreme Court’s last argument is over Trump travel ban

Justices say foreign business can’t be sued under 1700s law

Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

Federal judges to hear US appeal on Iraqi deportations

California university won’t punish professor who jeered Bush

Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online

US pecan growers seek to break out of the pie shell

That’s a heavy lift: Rhino at Illinois zoo undergoes CT scan

Armenia’s political transition unclear after PM’s ouster

UN prosecutor seeks life term for Karadzic at appeal hearing

Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah

Breakfast Blogs

The Supreme Court Is Heartily Sick of This Case Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mueller’s Entirely Redacted Three Bullets and a Theory of the Case emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What Happened To The Cultural Elites: I Just Work Here Ed Walker, emptywheel

Trump’s Choices: Pruitt and Pompeo Echidne, at her blog

The NRA’s win-win strategy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Think small Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

James Comey’s Honest Loyalty: Leadership Ethics and the Role of Process Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Vineyard Monocultures Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Quiet Parts Loud Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The aristocrats Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Senate Conspires To Deny Me My Entertainments driftglass, at his blog

KEVIN WILLIAMSON, STOP DIGGING Steve M., No More mister Nice Blog

Patent Troll That Sued EFF And Lost… Now Loses Its Bullshit Patent As Well Mike Masnick, Techdirt

The FBI’s War On Encryption Is Personal, According To Comey’s New Book Tim Cushing, Techdirt