The Breakfast Club (Stumble)

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

Cuban missile crisis fuels Cold War clash at UN; China’s UN seat changes hands; ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ battle takes place; Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies; Golfer Payne Stewart killed in plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The only person that ever stumbles is a guy moving forward. You don’t stumble backwards; you stumble forward, and you never stumble when you’re stationary. So don’t worry about stumbling. Keep pushing it forward.

James Carville

Breakfast News

The Latest: 40,000 ordered to flee fires near Los Angeles

Idaho makes it harder to change gender on birth certificates

New Jersey seeks to revoke Trump golf club’s liquor license

Florida considers allowing college athletes to earn money

No deal, more fallout in week-long Chicago teacher strike

Navajo company shuts coal mine in dispute over sovereignty

Southern drought shows first improvement in weeks

Swarm of sea urchins wreaks destruction on US West Coast

Fossil trove shows life’s fast recovery after big extinction

Alaska’s Iditarod joins a new global sled-dog-racing series

Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for fall

Syria says Turkish-led forces attacked its troops

UK’s Johnson seeks Dec. 12 election to break Brexit impasse

Putin courts Africa, offers to mediate Nile dam dispute

Morales declares victory in Bolivia without final vote count

Deadly Ethiopia unrest poses fresh challenge to Nobel winner

Russian commission advises pardon for Norwegian in spy case

3 dead, dozens evacuated as storms lash southern France

Senior rabbi warns about rise of anti-Semitism in Europe

Opening new chapter, Spain exhumes Gen. Franco’s remains

Dubai loosens liquor laws as UAE alcohol sales suffer drop

US ambassador returns to Italy a statue stolen in 1968

Breakfast Blogs

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dismantled Mark Zuckerberg and His Policy on Politicians Lying in Ads Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

If the AG Is Involved in a Foreign Influence Operation, Does He Have to Register with Himself? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Alex Mooney’s Hilarious Self-Own Ed white, emptywhee;

Is Elizabeth Warren electable? And Other Complications. Echidne, at her blog

Poor Lindsey Graham just can’t catch a break digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Justice by zealots Tom Sullivan, HUllabaloo

United States of America v. Rudolph W. Giuliani Barbara McQuade and Joyce Vance, Just Security

Nonconsensual Pornography, Political Scandals and a Warning for 2020 Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

Mister we could use a judge like Tony Kennedy again Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Forever in debt to your priceless advice Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 569 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Not a Movement: It’s a Market driftglass, at his blog

Shark Jump Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump’s Lawyer: He’s a King The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Six Things Your Idiot Uncle Walter Doesn’t Understand About The Impeachment Of Donald Trump Evan Hurst, Wonkette Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

v Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

South Carolina Super Psyched To Force Rape Victims To Have Their Rapist’s Babies Roby Pennacchia, Wonkette

You Know When You Wake Up Mad At Your Wife For Something She Did In Your Dream? Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette