The Breakfast Club (Redemption)

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

The Civil War’s Battle of Fort Donelson; the Georgia crematory case; John Demjanjuk goes on trial; America’s first 911 call; and the NHL scraps the rest of its season.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Redemption just means you just make a change in your life and you try to do right, versus what you were doing, which was wrong.

Ice T

Breakfast News

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

Alabama Confederate statue law to stay in effect amid appeal

Attorney: Process behind census question ‘rotten’

9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over ‘challenges’

High-speed tunnel project divides Italy’s ruling populists

Europeans fire back at criticism from US over Iran

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

French ambassador returns to Italy following dramatic spat

Spain to get 3rd gov’t in 4 years amid fragmenting politics

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s Rose Garden Fiasco Was a Commercial for the 25th Amendment Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Dan Coats Still Refusing to Provide the Evidence that Russia Didn’t Affect the Election emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The wall was never the issue Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Does the Data President Trump Cited at His Emergency Announcement Even Exist? Scott R. Anderson and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

NFL Capitulates in Kapernick/Reid Collusion Suit Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Get out of the boat Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Battle in the Democratic Party is More About Ideas than Ideology Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

There Goes The Neighborhood. driftglass, at his blog

Breakup Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names