The Breakfast Club (True Colors)

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

Julius Caesar assassinated in Rome; Johnson urges passage of Voting Rights Act; Worldcom CEO Bernard Ebbers convicted of fraud; Elizabeth Taylor marries Richard Burton; “My Fair Lady” debuts on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools.

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

Breakfast News

Georgia Senate committee hears testimony on abortion bill

Judge: Police can’t ban buttons protesting Ga. abortion bill

Maine bill pitches abortions by nurses, physician assistants

Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

ACLU files lawsuit challenging Kentucky anti-abortion bill

Confederate statues still warehoused years after coming down

Mississippi politicos feud over civil rights monument status

Students target colleges in lawsuit over bribery scheme

Late-winter storm hits Midwest after paralyzing Colorado

Wet winter ends California drought after 376 straight weeks

Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

Brextension: UK lawmakers vote to seek delay of EU departure

Last remaining US diplomats leave Venezuela

Why France is analyzing Ethiopian jet’s black boxes

Afghan official blasts US talks with Taliban

Attacks could reverse gains in Congo’s Ebola fight, says WHO

Donors pledge $7B in aid for Syria, refugees

Russian-US crew arrives at International Space Station

Indian Ocean science mission recovers key underwater drone

Breakfast Blogs

Congress Handed Trump Losses on His National Emergency Declaration and the Mueller Report Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Amy Berman Jackson Lays the Precedent for FARA emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Tucker Carlson On Women’s Primitive Nature Echidne, at her blog

A loyal Senator gives his Dear Leader a big wet kiss digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

And Speaking of Probability tristero, Hullabaloo

Walking and chewing gum Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump Investigations and the RICO vs Conspiracy Puzzle Dwight Holton, Just Security

Speaker Pelosi and the Norms of Impeachment Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Howard Schultz’s schmattas to riches story doesn’t check out at all Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 436 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For The 1,000th Time, It’s Not “Trumpism” driftglass, at his blog

Breaking Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names