The Breakfast Club (Cleaning The Streets)

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

Britain’s King Edward steps down; Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declare war on the United States; UNICEF organization launches; ‘Magnum PI’ makes television debut.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets.

Fiorello LaGuardia

Breakfast News

US News

One-day US deaths top 3,000, more than D-Day or 9/11

US panel endorses widespread use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Gun purchases spike in Illinois amid pandemic, civil unrest

Congress stuck as McConnell torpedoes emerging COVID-19 deal

US Jews plan smaller Hanukkah celebrations amid virus

Fears and tension mount for commuters still heading to work

Medical privacy changes would smooth info sharing in crises

Exposure feared after New Hampshire speaker dies of COVID-19

San Diego to fight ruling letting strip clubs stay open

Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

School district ends request for massacre social media posts

Large Oregon gentrification protest stretches into 3rd day

Judge dismisses St. Louis prosecutor from McCloskey case

Northern lights a ‘big miss,’ US space forecaster says

US Politics

The Latest: Biden signals limit on executive authority use

Biden taps Rice as domestic policy adviser, McDonough for VA

Sen. Durbin poised for key Biden role on judges, immigration

Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s Wisconsin lawsuit

Hundreds of GOP members sign onto Texas-led election lawsuit

Sen. Rand Paul delays defense bill vote over troop drawdowns

Watchdog raises possible Kushner link to $700M rescue loan

’Tis the pandemic season: White House parties on amid virus

International News

EU strikes deal on landmark budget, virus recovery fund

India’s pandemic recovery plan could cost air quality goals

UK’s Johnson: ‘Strong possibility’ Brexit talks will fail

China restricts US official travel to Hong Kong

Argentine congress debates abortion rights; activists gather

Radiation spike detected at Finnish nuke plant; no leak

U.N. food agency receives Nobel prize in online event


The Latest: Washington-Oregon football game canceled

BC opts out of bowl game to spend Christmas at home

Army hosts Navy for 1st time in 77 years due to COVID-19

Listening to athletes, USOPC won’t punish Olympic protests

Breakfast Blogs Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Joshua Schulte Undermines the WikiLeaks Claim to Publish “Whistleblowers” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The suspicions were warranted digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

#CivilWar is trending Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The UDHR, Digital Authoritarianism, and Human Rights after Trump Katie Porter and David Kaye, Just Security

AZ GOP Goes Full Bullshit: Claims It took Down Violence-Inciting Tweet Over Copyright Concerns Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

Not This Again: Senator Tillis Tries To Slide Dangerous Felony Streaming Bill Into Must Pass Government Funding Bill Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Trump Argued the Pandemic Was Winding Down in Order to Block Abortions. A Federal Judge Vehemently Disagreed. Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Texas AG’s SCOTUS Suit To Cancel The Election Manages To Get Even Stupider Somehow Elizabeth Dye, Above the Law

The Bill Barr Death Machine Scottt Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Texas v. Pennsylvania Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Even COVID-19 Can’t Kill Both Siderism driftglass, at his blog

Note to Hopeful MAGA Cretins: You’ll Be Much Happier If You Give Up Now. I Know. The Rude Pundits, at his blog


Throwback Thursday: We Need More Retirements From Congress Frances Langum, Crooks and Liars

Mitch McConnell Confirms Even More Batsh*t Trump Judges Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Fox News Will Cry For 3,000 Dead Americans A Day Once They Figure Out How It’s Hunter Biden’s Fault Evan Hurst, Wonkette

The Kraken Cracks Up As Sidney Powell’s Last Two Election Suits Implode Liz Dye, Wonkette

If Kellyanne Conway’s Tell-All Book Is Called ‘Alternative Facts,’ We’re Gonna Break Something Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Small Business Loan Program Was Full Of Frauders, And We Need Another Doktor Zoom, Wonkette