The Breakfast Club (Bring Sunshine)

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

The FDA approves the first birth control pill; FCC chief Newton Minow condemns TV programming; Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett fly over the North Pole; Journalist Mike Wallace and singer Billy Joel born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

House Democrats ask 5 companies to return coronavirus aid

Arkansas venue plans concert despite state’s virus limits

Focus on nursing home workers amid continued virus outbreaks

Lawyers: Investigators recommend whistleblower is reinstated

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

What’s that behind you? On virus-era TV, home backdrops star

Program that collects devices for COVID-19 patients expands

Malawi’s Supreme Court rules new presidential polls in July

Milan mayor lashes out at revelers breaking virus rules

Swiss plan to ask diners for contacts dropped over privacy

Amid pandemic, the world’s working poor hustle to survive

Virus could ‘smolder’ in Africa, cause many deaths, says WHO

Czech-Russian relations plunge amid differences over history

Asia Today: SKorea advises clubs to close, may delay schools

Veterans left in limbo as virus hits Nazi defeat anniversary

Volunteers put faces to names of Americans in WWII cemetery

Breakfast Blogs

I Miss Being a Citizen of an Actual Representative Democracy Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Judge Sullivan Has Already Rejected Most of Timothy Shea’s DOJ Flynn Pardon emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Damning New Details from Mary McCord and Sally Yates emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Cops didn’t enforce law on anti-lockdown protesters, COVID-19 spread Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

With liberty and justice for some Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Emergency Powers in the Time of Coronavirus…and Beyond Oren Gross, Just Security

The Justice Department’s Faulty Arguments in the Flynn Case Robert S. Litt, Lawfare

COVID-19 and the Racial Contract Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I needed money ’cause I had none Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Pelosi and Automatic Stabilizers Steven Attwell, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Guardian Gets It Right and Wrong and Backwards driftglass, at his blog

Out Like Flynn Revisited Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

HE’S GOING TO TEST POSITIVE, ISN’T HE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Sorry, Bill Barr, We Will Never Not Think Of Michael Flynn As A Twice-Confessed Criminal. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

remdesivir coronavirus remdisivir distribution alex azar hhs remdisivir remdesivir gilead White House Sends Corona Drugs To East Asscrack, Acknowledges Mistakes Were Made Liz Dye, Wonkette

Jim Bakker Had A Stroke (Allegedly) And It’s YOUR FAULT (Allegedly) Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Dennis Prager So Mad Minorities Rejected All The VERY NICE NAMES White People Gave Them Steven Robinson, Wonkette

US Unemployment Now Nearly As Bad As GOP Said It Was Under Obama Doktor Zoom, Wonkette