The Breakfast Club ( One True Friend)

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

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

Baltasar Gracian

Breakfast News

US News

With virus surging, Biden to speed release of COVID vaccines

For nurses, California’s virus outbreak has a personal toll

U.S. tops 4,000 daily deaths from coronavirus for 1st time

VIRUS TODAY: Pfizer says vaccine can work against variants

Vaccine rollout hits snag as health workers balk at shots

Congress, LA take divergent paths after COVID test warning

Tennessee is 1st to be approved for Medicaid block grant

State capitols reassess safety after violence at US Capitol

Rioters who stormed US Capitol now face backlash at work

FBI arrests Arkansas man from photo inside Pelosi’s office

State lawmaker charged after entering Capitol with rioters

Teachers help students make sense of violence at US Capitol

Semiconductor shortage forces automobile production cuts

Deutsche Bank to pay $130 million to avoid bribery charge

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

US Politics

Democrats plan lightning Trump impeachment, want him out now

Twitter bans Trump, citing risk of violent incitement

‘He’s on his own’: Some Republicans begin to flee from Trump

US judge blocks Trump administration’s sweeping asylum rules

Pelosi’s talk of limits on Trump nuke power raises old worry

Republicans recoil from Missouri Sen. Hawley after siege

Army head says Nat. Guard may be allowed to carry guns in DC

International News

The Latest: Mexico records new high for cases for 3rd day

WHO: Amid short supplies, vaccine doses can be 6 weeks apart

London mayor seeks help as UK sees record new virus deaths

Biggest Czech crematorium overwhelmed by pandemic deaths

UN fears ‘massive’ COVID transmission in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Israel postpones Netanyahu’s trial amid virus lockdown

N. Korea threatens to build more nukes, cites US hostility

Seoul court orders Japan to compensate 12 Korean sex slaves

Migrants in burnt Bosnia camp wait for new tents in blizzard

Mexican farmers find rare female statue in citrus grove

Sports

Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93

College football 2021: NCAA reforms and pandemic recovery

’Work to be done”: Harbaugh has new, 5-year deal at Michigan

Almost home: No. 1 Stanford women top No. 11 Oregon 70-63

Celtics’ Walker cleared to practice following knee procedure

Virus concerns hit Dallas, Columbus as NHL season looms

Breakfast Blogs

This Is a Jefferson Davis Charge the Democrats Have Leveled Against Donald Trump Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bunker: Trump’s Exposure in the Insurrection Makes PardonPalooza More Complicated emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

“We love you!!!” Digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

No belief too outlandish Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Storming The U.S. Capitol Was About Maintaining White Power In America Hakeem Jefferson, FiveThirtyEight

Not Easy, Not Unreasonable, Not Censorship: The Decision To Ban Trump From Twitter Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Identifying Insurrectionists Is Going To Be Easy — Thanks To Social Media And All The Other Online Trails People Leave Glyn Moody, Techdirt

Eighth Circuit Strips Qualified Immunity From Cop Who Pulled Over A Driver For Flipping Her Off Tim Cushing, Techdirt

The Constitution’s Option for Impeachment After a President Leaves Office Michael J. Gerhardt, Just Security

Legal Experts Say Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuit Against Sidney Powell Appears to Be ‘Extremely Strong’: ‘It Will Be a Hell of a Ride’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

It Doesn’t Look Like Trump Can Pardon Himself for Wrongdoing Connected to Capitol Chaos Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

The Urgency of a Second Trump Impeachment Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

Witty things do not go well with massacres Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Seriously and literally Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Torch Has Been Passed to a New Generation of Liebermen driftglass, at his blog

So We’ll Walk Up the Avenue Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THEY TAKE REPUBLICAN RHETORIC SERIOUSLY AND LITERALLY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Josh Hawley To Sue Over Lost Book Deal For Tort Of ‘Sowing Is Awesome But Reaping Sucks’ Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Peggy Noonan Spits Poison On Trump, Hawley, Cruz Like One Of Those Frogs That Spits Poison Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

So WTF Happened With The National Guard And The Capitol Police? Liz Dye, Wonkette

We Are All Cussy Mad Joe Scarborough Right Now, So That’s Annoying As Hell Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Terrorists Who Stormed Capitol Getting Fired From Their Not-So-Blue-Collar Jobs Robyn Pennaccia, Wonkette

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