The Breakfast Club (Passionate)

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

U.S. and Britain strike Afghanistan; Achille Lauro hijacked; Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas faces damaging claims; Matthew Shepard beaten to death; Singer John Mellencamp born; ‘Cats’ hits Broadway

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.

Yo-Yo Ma

Breakfast News

US News

Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions

Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates

While US summer surge is waning, more mandates in the works

Flush with COVID-19 aid, schools steer funding to sports

More Seattle police showing vaccination proof

Help Wanted: Thousands of job openings posted in New Mexico

Oil spill off California coast is dispersing, amount unclear

California oil spill renews calls to ban offshore drilling

Florida woman got $3.4M COVID grant she never applied for

Police: 2-foot-long alligator caught on Detroit-area street

US Politics

Congress foresees short-term debt fix amid perilous standoff

In budget turning point, Biden conceding smaller price tag

Ban on negotiating Medicare drug prices under pressure

Idaho governor repeals political rival’s executive order

AG hopes to press anew for struck-down Kentucky abortion law

Massachusetts Senate debates bill to expand voting rights

Oregon gov. seeks disaster relief for salmon industry

Lawyer charged in Durham probe demands more info about case

International News

WHO working to get COVID-19 medical supplies to North Korea

Scandinavians curb Moderna shots for some younger patients

UN endorses world’s 1st malaria vaccine as ‘historic moment’

NATO expels 8 ‘undeclared’ Russian intelligence officers

Strong earthquake in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11

Nobel in chemistry honors ‘greener’ way to build molecules

Sports

Taylor hits walk-off HR, Dodgers deck Cards 3-1 in WC game

Defending AL champ Rays poised to open ALDS against Red Sox

Chicago beats Connecticut 79-69, heads to WNBA Finals

Mika Zibanejad scores twice, Rangers beat Devils 6-2

NWSL players pause games, recognize 2 who alleged misconduct

NYRA hearing for embattled trainer Bob Baffert looming

No room for error in Hamilton and Verstappen F1 title fight

Breakfast Blogs

Mitch McConnell Just Produced Such a Load of Manure That Even Quoting It Verbatim Feels Like Malpractice Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Two New Material Errors Are the News from the IG Report on Woods File Errors emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Bring me the smelling salts, Jeeves… digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Democracy optional Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Accidentally Unsealed Document Shows Feds Are Using Reverse Warrants To Demand Info On Google Searches Tim Cushing, Techdirt

If Your Takeaway From Facebook’s Whistleblower Is That Section 230 Needs Reform, You Just Got Played By Facebook Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Judges, Clerks, and Other State Actors from Enforcing ‘Flagrantly Unconstitutional’ Anti-Abortion Law Aaron Keller, Law & Crime

Justices Gorsuch and Sotomayor Demand ‘Straight Answer’ About Whether Guantánamo Prisoner Can Testify About Torture at CIA ‘Black Sites’ Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Yang’d Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Victims of love Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Malaria Vaccine Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Your Lincoln Project Quote of the Day driftglass, at his blog

MITCH McCONNELL: STILL NOT SEEN AS A SUPERVILLAIN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

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