The Breakfast Club (Attributes)

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


Mohandes Gandhi born; President Woodrow Wilson suffers stroke; Thurgood Marshall sworn in as US Supreme Court justice; Rock Hudson dies; Peanuts comic strip debut.


Breakfast Tunes



Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac


The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Mahatma Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948)


Breakfast News


Drug stores trying to remove judge from US opioid litigation

Judge temporarily blocks law aimed at Trump’s tax returns

Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law

Federal judge upholds affirmative action at Harvard

Trump administration loses bid to dismiss monument lawsuits

Pipeline rules adopted years after deadly explosion, spills

Fed-up San Francisco neighbors use rocks to block homeless

Personal firewood permits excluded from tree-cutting ban

Lizard protections sought in Southwest amid US oil boom

Cuban foreign minister: Warming with US is irreversible

India’s moves in Kashmir raise tension in part next to China

Peru thrown into constitutional crisis amid power struggle

Hong Kong protester shot as China marks its 70th anniversary

Thousands march as Catalonia marks secession vote date

Moment of truth: UK to submit ‘final offer’ for Brexit deal

Ukraine agrees to election in separatist-controlled east

European Court orders Bosnia to remove Orthodox church

Sarkozy to stand trial in illegal campaign financing case

4 EU nations seek endorsement for ‘fast-track’ migrant plan

Hurricane Lorenzo to bring 70-foot waves to Azores

Restoring forests for the sake of climate, habitats

Dazed and confused deer gets trapped in Italy’s resort shop


Breakfast Blogs


Congress Should Cut Off Trump Administration Paychecks If They Keep Stonewalling Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Is Bill Barr Already Feeding Sidney Powell So-Called Evidence Trump Coerces? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

ODNI GC Klitenic: President Has Sole Authority Over Security Clearances, But Is Not Member Of Intelligence Community Jim White, emptywheel

The New Coalition of the Willing: Against Reproductive Rights Echidne, at her blog

The president is a bloodthirsty tyrant digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Area Conservative Excuses Trump Loving Politicians. MSM Forgives and Forgets Spocko, Hullabaloo

Whistleblower 2: But His Taxes Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

There Is No Constitutional Impediment to an Impeachment Inquiry that Concerns National Security Lawrence Friedman and Victor Hansen, Just Security

Does Giuliani’s Work in Ukraine Violate the Appointments Clause? Ryan Scoville, Lawfare

“You are making me look like an idiot!” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Elizabeth Warren as a law teacher Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Cat Litter: A History Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Beloved Sulzberger Family Pet Shits The Rug. Again. driftglass, at his blog

Literary Corner: That Hat Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Rude Pundit’s Every Other Year Anniversary Cash Grab Is On The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Devin Nunes Sues ANOTHER Reporter Over ‘Defamatory Gist’ Of Moo-Cow Hit Piece, AGAIN Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Yay, It’s Bill Barr’s Super Cool Global Carmen-Sandiego-On-Bath-Salts Tour For Trump! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

New Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia Argued Employee Should Sh*t Herself At Work! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Mike Pompeo Just FORGOT He Was On That Ukraine Shakedown Call. Yeah, That’s The Ticket! Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

It Just Got A Little Harder To Be A Horrifying Misogynist On Reddit Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette