The Breakfast Club (Pillar Of State)

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

U.S. forces capture Iraq’s ousted dictator Saddam Hussein; Authorities in communist Poland impose martial law; Union forces suffer defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Actor Dick Van Dyke is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Breakfast News

US should recognize American Samoans as citizens, judge says

Vaping illness death count surpasses 50 in US

Civil rights lawyers stake claim in Confederate statue case

California library gains hundreds of presidential documents

Twitter brings back election labels for 2020 US candidates

State orders cleanup of aggregate spill into Detroit River

Regulators to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911

US water chief praises Colorado River deal, sees challenges

Black bears in Florida to remain off limits to hunters

Stolen pit bull to make cross-country trip back home

An octopus caught a bald eagle in a death grip. Thanks to some salmon farmers, the eagle survived

Boris Johnson claims ‘powerful new mandate’ for Brexit

EU ready to get Brexit talks moving again after UK vote

EU leaders break stalemate over climate target, claim deal

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

Israel’s Netanyahu limps into new election campaign

Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweet

Breakfast Blogs

Days after America Learns to Hate FISA, Lev Parnas’ Co-Conspirator Focuses the Issue emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Even More Guaranteed Fraud From Parnas and Giuliani Jim White, emptywheel

Nearly $2 Million In Corporate Consultation Earnings. Or The Hillarization Of Elizabeth Warren. Echidne, at her blog

Cross currents for blackmail. Once again, Trump’s actions accrue to the benefit of the Russian government. digby aka Heater Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Best Way to Listen to Congressional Testimony tristero, Hullabaloo

The return of “Monica Goodling” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Day Trump Truly Killed Neoliberalism Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Both Sides Do It: Oh Lord, Thy Both Siderist Fish Are So Many And Thy Barrel So Small driftglass, at his blog


IG Will Investigate Rudy And The FBI’s New York Field Office As Soon As We’re All Dead Evan Hurst, Wonkette

White House: Ukraine Shakedown Was Just ‘Policy Process,’ Totally Normal, Everything You Learned In HS Civics Class Liz Dye, Wonkette

Donald Trump And Two Bigot Pastors Wish You All A Merry Jewish Christmas Doktor Zoom, Wonkette