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Jan 06 2018

The Breakfast Club (Little Christmas)

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.

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This Day in History

Joan of Arc is born; Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph to the public; Commercial airplane completes first round-the-world flight; Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked; Dizzy Gillespie and Rudolf Nureyev die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You’ll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don’t have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said.

Sam Rayburn

Breakfast News

Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

Here Are the 19 Senate Democrats Still Not Committed to Defending Net Neutrality

Medical marijuana seen at risk following move by Sessions

Safety probe warns California’s dam crisis a ‘wake-up call’

Trump seeks $18 billion to extend border wall over 10 years

New Study: Big Ag, Climate Crisis Key Drivers of Ocean ‘Dead Zones’ Quadrupling in Size Over Last 60 Years

Group tries to save Frank Lloyd Wright building in Montana

Koreas will meet for talks next week in small breakthrough

New Venezuela congress leader pushes for negotiated solution

France’s Macron suggests EU partnership with Turkey

Georgia sentences Saakashvili in absentia to 3 years

Spanish court keeps ex-Catalan vice president in jail

Egypt could make atheism illegal

Breakfast Blogs

3 Important Takeaways From the Latest Mueller Investigation Bombshell Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Don McGahn, Tom Delay’s defense attorney digby aka Heather Parton, Hullabaloo

Why doesn’t somebody do something?

The Trouble with Kirsten Gillibrand! Echidne, at her blog

New Frontiers in the Post-Employment Economy Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Happening Here II Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

THE NORMALIZATION DIDN’T BEGIN OR END WITH TRUMP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

California The Latest State To Propose Its Own Net Neutrality Rules Karl Bode, Techdirt