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May 19 2017

The Breakfast Club (Black Holes)

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 10:30am (ET) 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.

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This Day in History

Actress Marilyn Monroe sings a sultry ‘Happy Birthday’ to President John F. Kennedy; Black militant Malcolm X born; Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis dies; The Who’s Pete Townshend born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.

Malcolm X

Breakfast News

Brazil’s Temer: ‘I won’t resign’ amid corruption allegations

Greek parliament approves new creditor-demanded cutbacks

France’s Le Pen to run for parliament with party in disarray

French President Macron talks to Putin, faces media uproar

Airstrikes fuel Mosul gains as Iraq pushes for quick victory

Planned Parenthood to close 4 Iowa clinics after funding cut

States make move in fight over health care reform

Oregon enacts law to ease transgender changes in birth records

U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

Nevada likely to become second state to require police body cameras

Breakfast Blogs

They’re All Very Bad at Bullshi*ting This Great Nation Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Wherein emptywheel Avoids Saying Blowjob on the TV emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Yah, These ARE The Droids We Have Been Looking For And Fearing bmaz, emptywheel

What Conservative Outlets Spoke about Today Echidne, at her blog

Spooks are spooked digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Imagine All the People tristero, Hullabaloo

Maybe not as smart as you Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

This World Was Never Meant For One As Ludicrous As You driftglass, at his blog

Why Do All of These Authoritarians Keep Ending Up in the Trump Administration? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

More Excellent News for John McCain Tom Hilton, No More Mister Nice Blog

NY Senate Passes Bill That Would Add Cops And Firemen To List Of Protected Classes Under State’s Hate Crime Law Tim Cushing, Techdirt

FCC Commissioner Wants To Ban States From Protecting Consumer Broadband Privacy Karl Bode, Techdirt