The Breakfast Club (Forgiveness)

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.

This Day in History

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon is born, Howard Hughes identifies fake biography, Unmanned probe lands on moon, the Phantom of the Opera becomes the longest running Broadway show.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.

Joan Baez

Breakfast News

Judge weighs bid to stop Trump’s refugee resettlement limit

Appeals court keeps block of Trump immigration rule in place

California governor seeks $1 billion to target homelessness

Court to decide if private border wall can go next to river

Court weighs ban on secret recordings of public officials

UNC newspaper sues over deal to remove Confederate statue

Kentucky photo ID bill backed by top election official

Voting group founded by Georgia’s Abrams raises $14.6M

EU chief warns UK must compromise to get Brexit trade deal

Erdogan, Putin launch new gas line, vow Mideast diplomacy

Australians on SE coast urged to flee as fire risk escalates

Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

Fence-scaling Venezuela opposition leader rekindles his mojo

Chinese report says illnesses may be from new coronavirus

Breakfast Blogs

Florida Is Going to Florida-Up Our Elections Again Next Fall Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Republican Party Is No Longer the Party of Personal Responsibility emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Meanwhile, the fetid Trump swamp boils and bubbles digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Take my word he’s a madman, don’t you know Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Mark Esper vs. Mark Esper on the 2002 AUMF and Iran Ryan Goodman. Just Security

It’s Like Rain on Bull Connor’s Wedding Day Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A reminder that everything Trump says should be considered a lie until proven otherwise Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Operation Yellow Elephant Redux driftglas, at his blog

The Persian Wars Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


One Out Of Four Americans Agree: ‘I Can Find Iran On Maps!’ Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Yeah, Pennsylvania’s Great. But Have You Tried ARIZONA? Liz Dye, Wonkette

How’s America’s Well-Regulated Militia Protecting Freedom So Far In 2020? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Nice Time: Women Not In Blackface Run Virginia Now Stephen Robinson, Wonkette