The Breakfast Club (New Friends)

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

Hungary lets East German refugees leave for West Germany; Louisiana U.S. Senator Huey Long fatally shot; Elias Howe gets sewing machine patent; ‘Gunsmoke’ premieres; Singer Jose Feliciano born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is always good to make new friends.

Jose Feliciano

Breakfast News

US News

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

In COVID-slammed Idaho, schools risk buckling hospitals

Los Angeles requires COVID-19 vaccine for students 12 and up

Michigan hospital leaders renew vaccination plea amid deaths

Oil-soaked birds found near oil spill at refinery after Ida

Endo latest company to settle with New York over opioids

Minnesota defers OK for permit linked to ND power plant deal

Research on beards, wads of gum wins 2021 Ig Nobel prizes

Pandemic love story: The whims of Kevin, our neighbors’ cat

US Politics

Justice Dept. sues Texas over state’s new abortion law

Illinois House poised to approve compromise energy plan

Latest California bail reform effort dies for this year

International News

The Latest: UN: Afghanistan on brink of “universal poverty”

Biden calls Xi as US-China relationship grows more fraught

Flight takes about 200, including Americans, out of Kabul

Thinner, energetic Kim stands out at North Korean parade

Spain arrests Venezuelan spymaster wanted on US drug charges

Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil leaders charged with subversion

Hurricane Olaf nears Mexico’s Los Cabos resorts

Sports

Jays beat Yanks for 8th straight, 1/2 game back in wild card

Joc Pederson gets key hit as Braves beat Nationals in 10

Unseeded Fernandez, 19, reaches 1st Slam final at U.S. Open

NFL opens to full stadiums as COVID-19 surges

Loophole allows some Pennsylvania students to avoid masking

Argentina cruises with Messi, Brazil and Uruguay win

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