The Breakfast Club (A Change Is Gonna Come)

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

Hurricane Camille hits Gulf Coast; President Clinton admits relationship with Monica Lewinsky; Gold found in Canada’s Yukon; Robert Fulton’s steamboat ride; Rudolf Hess dies; Actor Robert DeNiro born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.

Aretha Franklin

Breakfast News

Senate adopts resolution backing free press after Trump attacks

Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis grows

Judge halts Trump rule that suspended clean water protection

California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

Judge: Officer who shot naked man not entitled to immunity

Court: Dismissal of cop’s Black Lives Matter lawsuit is just

Pentagon delays Trump’s veterans parade until at least 2019

AP NewsBreak: No plea deals in Oakland warehouse fire case

Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill

Bridge in Italy had unusual design, required constant work

Judge orders women to begin defense in Kim Jong Nam’s murder

Challenged by US and market crisis, Turkey turns to Europe

Ugandan pop star, a government critic, faces military court

Mali’s president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percent

Pakistan’s ruling party suspends lawmaker for assault

New Malaysian government repeals law banning ‘fake news’

Judge criticizes German officials over radical’s deportation

Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles make comeback in Cyprus

Breakfast Blogs

Some States Are Very Committed to Killing People Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

If You Have Rick Gates (and Omarosa) You Don’t Need George Papadopoulos emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump’s White Evangelical Base Echidne, at her blog

The California GOP FTW digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Ocasio-Cortez/Shapiro Redux tristero, Hullabaloo

Today I’m grateful for Don Jr.’s arrogance. Spocko, Hullabaloo

Rules, schmules Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How Trump’s Outburst Over Security Clearances Harms the Presidency Robert Litt, Lawfare

A reminder: To John Roberts et. al., “voter fraud” means black people voting Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“If You Couldn’t Solve Every Problem, You Shouldn’t Have Tried to Solve Any Problem,” An Idiotic Way of Evaluating Legislation Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Conservative Intellectuals In Action Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“I’m willing to stick anything up there,” declares Air Force General. Really? Is he talking about outer space, or Trump’s anatomy? The New York Crank, at his blog

Everything Conservatives Don’t Like Is Socialism, Part 8,742 Tom Hinton, No More Mister Nice Blog

AOC v. VDH Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Vatican Likely Won’t Punish Those Who Covered Up Child Sexual Abuse The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Guess Who Else Wants To Fuck The Russia Investigation On The DL? Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

‘Oversight’ Hearing Fails Utterly To Hold FCC Accountable For Lying To Congress About Fake DDOS Attack Karl Bode, Techdirt