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Sep 13 2017

The Breakfast Club (Geography Lessons)

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

Israel and the Palestinians sign a major accord; President George W. Bush takes responsibility for the federal response to Hurricane Katrina; Attica prison uprising ends; Rapper Tupac Shakur dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.

Ambrose Bierce

Breakfast News

U.S. Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

No federal charges for Baltimore cops in Freddie Gray’s death

U.S. gay marriage pioneer Edith Windsor dies at 88

More than 50 arrested for looting in Miami during Irma: police

Norfolk Southern resumes limited trains service in Irma-hit areas

Lights still out for 5.8 million U.S. customers after Irma

Mexico foreign minister heads to U.S. to meet with Dreamers

Brazil’s top court approves new graft probe of President Temer

May’s Conservatives win vote to bolster party’s numbers on committees

Macron vows Caribbean rebuild as anger rises against European powers

North Korea says Peru throwing ‘gas on the fire’ of nuclear spat

Violent street protests break out in Haiti over tax hikes

Breakfast Blogs

It’s a Beautiful Day for Wasting Taxpayer Dollars Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Jared Firing Line emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Hillary Clinton, Get Thee Into The Wilderness! Echidne, st her blog

No condolences from Trump. He likes their suffering. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Focused like a laser Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Flynn loyalist ousted from NSC joins Nunes’ House Intelligence Committee staff Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

NFL Teams Putting Politics Above Football Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

No Tax Breaks for Amazon Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In Both Sides Do It: The Pseudo-Rabbinical Argle Bargle Of Mr. David Brooks driftglass, at his blog

CAN’T YOU JUST FEEL THE BIPARTISANSHIP OF OUR EXTREMELY INDEPENDENT PRESIDENT? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Las Vegas Police Fire Off Whining, Flag-Dripping Request To The NFL To ‘Investigate’ Michael Bennett For Saying Things Timothy Geigner, Techdirt

FTC Advice On How To Deal With Equifax Hack: Er… Race The Hackers To Filing Your Taxes Before They Do Mike Masnick, Techdirt