The Breakfast Club (Home Town)

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

Italy’s dictator Benito Mussolini killed; Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein born; Muhammad Ali refuses military induction during the Vietnam War; The first space tourist; ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s around the table and in the preparation of food that we learn about ourselves and about the world.

Alice Waters

Breakfast News

US News

‘Go get the shot’: Biden highlights path back to normal

CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

Young boy dies with COVID-19 after family travels to Hawaii

U of Portland, Willamette U to require COVID-19 vaccinations

Data accident releases COVID-19 results for 25% of Wyoming

Counties with Oregon’s biggest cities moved to extreme risk

Vegas tourism, airport, casinos show rebound from virus

Private Florida school won’t employ vaccinated teachers

Fear, lack of funding hurt census in Sun Belt, advocates say

FBI starts probe into death of Black man killed by deputies

Juvenile lifer who set precedent sentenced to life again

Alabama marks 2011 tornado outbreak that killed hundreds

New Mexico to fund blimp broadband study for rural internet

Native American lawmakers seek federal help on Montana bison

US Politics

Biden to propose free preschool, as speech details emerge

Biden signs $15 minimum wage for federal contract workers

Biden releases money in push to modernize US electric grid

Judge has doubts on voter privacy in Arizona recount

Houston-area sheriff is named to lead immigration agency

Ex-New York power market CEO named interim ERCOT CEO

US to limit immigration arrests at courthouses under Biden

Bill to kill up to 90% of Idaho wolves heads to governor

Hawaii close to honoring Juneteenth, leaving 1 state holdout

High court justice, who authored end to execution, to retire

International News

The Latest: Mexico’s pandemic deaths rise above 345,000

‘Cannon fodder’: Medical students in India feel betrayed

With pools closed, Peruvians turn to open-water swimming

Somalia’s president drops bid for extended term after chaos

Samsung family donating mass art trove to smooth inheritance


Tokyo Olympics, IOC push ahead during state of emergency

Australian Olympians to be given COVID-19 vaccine priority

Richards strikes out 10, pitches Red Sox past Mets 2-1

Kluber gets win, Yankees hit 3 HR in 5-1 win over Orioles

Guerrero Jr. hits 3 HRs, slam off Scherzer, Jays beat Nats

Durant, Nets rally past Raptors 116-103, clinch playoff spot

Sprong scores early, Capitals shut out Islanders 1-0

Lafreniere, Zibanejad help Rangers top Sabres, 3-1

Devils snap 10-game skid in wild, 6-4 win over Flyers

Kentucky Derby horses running without Lasix under new rule

South American soccer to receive 50,000 doses of vaccine

Breakfast Blogs

I Went Down the OAN Rabid Hole to See What Our Fellow Citizens Are Being Fed Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

India’s COVID Surge: The Curious Facets of U.S. Response Rayne, emptywheel

The Golden Age of Grift digby aka Digby’s Hullabaloo

No rest for the guilty Dennis Hartley, Digby’s Hullabaloo

It’s the democracy, stupid Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Senator Bill Hagerty Believes Compelled Speech Is ‘Liberty’; And Anyone Upset With Moderation Choices Should Be Able To Sue Mike MasnicK, Techdirt

Appeals Court Says Former Trump Advisor Can’t Sue Over Reporting Based On Court Documents Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Judge Orders GOP District Attorney Removed for Making ‘False Representations’ After Crime Victims Said He Ignored Their Cases Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte Becomes Latest Republican to Sign Significant Abortion Restriction into Law Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Biden: The Pro-Union President Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Campaigners Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Having Read The Considered Opinion of This New York Times’ Political Reporter… driftglass, at his blog

Isms don’t kill people. Or maybe they do. Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

An Open Letter to Tucker Carlson Regarding His Opinions on Masks The Rude Pundit, at his blog

TUCKER KAREN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Should IRS Force Millionaires To Pay Their Taxes? GOP Says That’s A Big N-O! Liz Dye, Wonkette

World Hates America Little Bit Less Than Six Months Ago, Thanks Joe Biden! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Why Do Common Republicans Love Tax-And-Spend Now? Because Racism! (No, Really!) Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Americans Pretty Sure More Guns The Only Answer To Gun Violence, Pandemics Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Idaho Will Have None Of Your Critical Race Theory In Schools, Whatever It Is Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

April 27, 1944 In Labor History: FDR Seized The Sh*t Out Of Montgomery Ward Erik Loomis, Wonkette