The Breakfast Club (Personal Choice)

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

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first to scale Mt. Everest’s peak; President John F. Kennedy born; Patrick Henry gives his “If this be treason” speech; Comedian Bob Hope born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Your own personal health is your own personal choice, all the way down the line.

Melissa Etheridge

Breakfast News

Illinois may expand abortion rights as other states restrict

Supreme Court leaves Pennsylvania school transgender student bathroom policy in place

Supreme Court limits free speech claim in arrests

Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Law Requiring Fetal Remains Be Buried Or Cremated

Supreme Court agrees to hear US-Mexico border shooting case

Planned Parenthood: Missouri’s last abortion clinic may shut

TSA allows flyers to travel with drug derived from marijuana

Never-ending reading: Oregon GOP tries to tie up Legislature

GoFundMe Border Wall Ordered To Cease And Desist After Failing To Provide Permit

Texas Legislature Bucks NRA, Passes Gun Storage Safety Program

Thousands of US kindergartners unvaccinated without waivers

Bald eaglet back in air after 2 weeks in wildlife hospital

Salvini vows to unite EU populists yet lacks partners

Huawei asks court to deem US security law unconstitutional

Serbian troops on full alert after Kosovo police arrests

EU divided over top jobs after polls redraw political map

Trump team faces tough audiences as it sells Mideast plan

Contenders to be next UK leader divided over no-deal Brexit

With crisis unresolved, Israel looks headed toward elections

US national security adviser in UAE amid tensions with Iran

Breakfast Blogs

Ruth Bader Ginsberg Just Sized Up Mike Pence for Exactly What He Is Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mike Flynn Doesn’t Want the Brazenness of His Lies to become Public emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“It’s the values, stupid” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Dumbest Thing Said Today By a Very Serious Person tristero, Hullabaloo

Life among the propagandists Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How Impeachment Proceedings Would Strengthen Congress’s Investigatory Powers Michael Stern, Just Security

William Barr’s New Authority to Declassify Anything He Wants Is a Threat to National Security Joshua A. Geltzer and Mary B. McCord, Slate

Reflections on the President’s Delegation of Declassification Authority to the Attorney General David Kris and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

What are the odds that Trump-worshiping anti-Semite Ben Garrison is also an anti-vaxxer? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I’m Beginning to Think Mitch McConnell is Not Motivated By A Principled Adherence to Norms Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Breaking: ABC Dumps Bill Kristol As It Deals With Sagging `This Week’ driftglass, at his blog

Welfare Island Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Problem Is That Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Give a Fuck About Ethics, Morality, or Law While Democrats Do The Rude Pundit, at his blog