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Nov 17 2017

The Breakfast Club (The Patriot’s Dream)

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) 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

Wright brothers conduct the first successful manned, powered flight of the airplane. U.S. test-fires the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile; Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia; television’s Tiny Tim marries his fiancee, Miss Vicky.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

All that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

Gordon Lightfoot/blockquote>

Breakfast News

Venezuela’s ex-chief prosecutor asks international court to try Maduro

World’s biggest sovereign wealth fund proposes ditching oil and gas holdings

UK hopes to end long legal dispute with Iran over 1976 arms deal

Saudis must lift Yemen blockade or ‘untold’ thousands will die, UN agencies warn

Virginia regulators approve carbon cap-and-trade plan

Philadelphia moves one step closer to return of local control of public schools

More than 200 arrested in U.S. crackdown on MS-13 gang

U.S. airlines sharply cut involuntary passenger bumping: DOT

Federal judge limits St. Louis police conduct during protests

Origins of 2014 militia showdown with U.S. agents recounted in Nevada court

Breakfast Blogs

The Latest Republican Gambit to Get Rid of Roy Moore Is Nakedly Unconstitutional Charles Pierce, Politics Esquire

On the Breadcrumbs Suggesting Feds Flipped Reza Zarrab emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Kowabunga — an epic wave? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Slow earners Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Death Wish VI: Paul Ryan and the Blue State Republicans Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The BernieBro Response to Franken Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I DON’T BELIEVE THE FOX POLL THAT SHOWS DOUG JONES WINNING Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

FBI Acts Like It’s Still 1960 With Its Report On ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Tim Cushing, Techdirt