The Breakfast Club (Temptation)

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

Martin Luther King Jr.’s son meets James Earl Ray in prison for assassinating his father; Comedian Milton Berle dies; the FDA approves Viagra; Quentin Tarantino is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we’ll find it.

Sam Levenson

Breakfast News

Federal judge ends North Carolina ban on abortions after 20 weeks

Utah bans abortions after 18 weeks, teeing up legal showdown

Chief Justice John Roberts rejects gun rights activists’ bid to block ‘bump stocks’ gun ban

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

County bans unvaccinated minors in public as measles spreads

Flooding hits South Dakota American Indian reservation hard

Cases of donated water found in old Flint school

Mississippi falling, Corps closing spillway near New Orleans

California crab fisheries to close early to protect whales

California officials: Don’t land helicopters on our poppies

UK government defiant as Parliament takes control of Brexit

Weary Venezuelans adapt to more nationwide power cuts

Algerian army chief calls for president to be declared unfit

‘Second disaster’ warned in Mozambique as cholera a concern

Save The Children: 7 killed in airstrike on Yemen hospital

Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to rule on journalists’ appeal

Dutch art sleuth recovers Picasso stolen 20 years ago

Breakfast Blogs

The United States Government Is Completely Incapable of Dealing With the Climate Crisis Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Times William Barr Said Trading Pardons for False Testimony Was Obstruction of Justice emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It’s the counterintelligence report digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Partisan gerrymandering goes to Washington Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Test Case for Post-Criminal Terrorism Detention Steve Vladeck, Just Security

Unpacking the Obstruction of Justice Mystery in the Barr Letter Paul Rosenzweig, Lawfare

Why Focusing on the Presidency Is Bad Politics Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Cabinet of Evil Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: Sorry / Not Sorry driftglass, at his blog

Scandalmongering Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names