The Breakfast Club (A New York Minute)

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

UN war crimes panel to try Slobodan Milosevic for genocide in Bosnia; Ukraine’s Viktor Yushchenko declares win in disputed vote; ‘Life’ first hits newsstands; Singer Enrico Caruso makes American debut

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You cannot fan the flames and condemn the fire.

Andy Beshear

Breakfast News

US News

How COVID shots for kids help prevent dangerous new variants

Official: More than 90% of fed workers got shots by deadline

Kansas GOP lawmakers agree on how to resist COVID mandates

Attorneys make final case to jurors in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

El Vado Dam to undergo extensive repairs to prevent leaks

Land agency seeks input on solar project near Las Vegas

New Mexico recoups $24 million in mortgage-crisis settlement

Florida massacre families to get millions for FBI’s inaction

Interior head: Chaco protections ‘millennia in the making’

Boston mayor divests vulnerable city from fossil fuels

Coal-fired power plants to close after new wastewater rule

Water main break closes key highway in downtown San Diego

Motorists to get break from traffic delays on westbound I-40

Target to keep stores closed on Thanksgiving for good

Bidens open holidays with Christmas tree and ‘friendsgiving’

US Politics

Vermont Democratic US Rep. Peter Welch to seek Senate seat

Fed’s Powell will aim to win a high-stakes bet in 2nd term

Alex Jones, Roger Stone subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 committee

Alaska man pleads not guilty to threatening 2 US senators

Michael Cohen ends prison term after Trump-related crimes

International News

‘Annoyed’: Austria’s national lockdown dampens holiday mood

French prime minister positive for COVID-19, as cases rise

Hong Kong to allow residents of mainland to vote in election

Mexican president decrees automatic approval for projects

Journalists released after arrest at B.C. pipeline dispute

Former Netanyahu aide testifies in ex-PM’s corruption trial

Sudan’s reinstated premier says government to be independent

Bus crash in Bulgaria kills at least 45 people


No. 1 SC women beat No. 2 UConn 73-57 to solidify top spot

No. 5 Duke rolls after Citadel coach taken to hospital

Williams scores 22, Santa Clara scorches TCU 85-66

Brown, Fuller lead Washington past George Mason 77-74

Tom Brady tosses 2 TDs, Buccaneers beat Giants 30-10

Suns extend winning streak to 13, beat Spurs 115-111

76ers pull away in 4th to beat Kings, spoil Gentry’s debut

Newhook scores tiebreaker late, Avalanche beat Senators 7-5

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Breakfast Blogs

It Shouldn’t Be This Hard to Convict the Guy Behind 9/11 Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

False Identifications and Two Delayed Arrests: Jeremy Baouche and Mark Mazza emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Mark, Mark, Mark!: No Wonder Meadows Balked at House Subpoena Rayne, emptywheel

The Durham Investigation, the Steele Dossier, & Misusing the Department of Justice For Partisan Political Purposes Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Worst of Both Worlds Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Hand-wringing while their Party burns digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Better off now? Um, yeah. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

NYPD Continues To Screw Over Its Oversight By Denying Access To Bodycam Footage Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Donald Trump Says He’s Going To Sue The Pulitzer Committee If They Don’t Take Away The NY Times And WaPo Pulitzers Mike Masnick, Techdirt

SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Project Veritas Case on Massachusetts’ Ban of Secret Recording Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

“Socialist” anti-vaxxism, an oxymoron for morons Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

There’s Still Always Work at the Post Office drftglass, at his blog

Suburban Skies Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Arbery Killers Furious To Discover Judge Will Be Applying Law To White Men In Georgia Liz Dye, Wonkette

The Sunday Shows Are Petri Dishes For Bad Politics Michael Mora, Wonkette

Texas Teens Tasered, Arrested While Protesting School’s Handling Of Sexual Assault Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Is Nation’s Least Popular Governor, So That Seems Unfair Stephen Robinson, Wonkette