The Breakfast Club (Blessings)

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

Funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein; Premiere of ‘The Birth of a Nation’; a South Carolina civil rights protest turns deadly; the Boy Scouts of America is incorporated; actor James Dean born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I think in every lesson there’s a blessing, and there’s so many blessings from all the lessons I’ve had to go through in life.

Alonzo Mourning

Breakfast News

20 indicted in multimillion-dollar online fraud scheme

Parkland attack fueled big shift in America’s gun politics

Denver teachers are ready to strike over pay raises alone

Missouri leak prompts closure of parts of 2 oil pipelines

Desert attraction temporarily closes after 4 dolphin deaths

Rat invasion vexes staff at historic Los Angeles City Hall

Hotel that launched Trump to Manhattan fame to be torn down

Wet winter greatly reduces drought conditions in California

UK, EU leaders don’t budge on Brexit but agree to more talks

France recalls ambassador to Italy after yellow vest meeting

Dutch, Russia in talks about responsibility in MH17 downing

After tornado, Cuban state loses monopoly on disaster aid

Breakfast Blogs

The Hunt for Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Has Begun Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Big Dick Toilet Salesman Matt Whitaker Crams for His Open Book Test emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump’s Electoral College problem digby aka Heather Diby Parton, Hullabaloo

A New Deal in every pot Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Whitaker Hearing: Potential Executive Privilege and Subpoena Fireworks Brian Egan and Tess Bridgeman, Just Security

Jeff Bezos Accuses the National Enquirer of Sextortion Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

Court Prevents LA Abortion Law From Going Into Effect Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Local Republicans Gather To Honor Infamous Iran/Contra Traitor and Gun Grifter driftglass, at his blog

My Blackface Career Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names