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May 11 2016

The Breakfast Club (They All Lie)

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

Charges dropped against Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case; Garry Kasparov loses a chess match against IBM’s Deep Blue computer; Songwriter Irving Berlin born; Reggae star Bob Marley dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Look, all administrations, all governments lie, all officials lie and nothing they say is to be believed. That’s a pretty good rule.
Daniel Ellsberg

Breakfast News

German court rejects Erdogan bid for injunction against media CEO

Brazil’s Rousseff makes final survival bid as Senate poised to oust her

François Hollande pushes through labour bill with special decree

New Jersey judge orders naming of Bridgegate scandal co-conspirators

North Carolina transgender battle could expand civil rights law

Missouri lawmakers pass bill to restrict viewing of police camera footage

‘Marijuana superstore’ wins legal battle over medical pot shops in California

Another Bundy standoff possible as groups call for US to seize livestock

Breakfast Blogs

The Biggest Problem with Presidential Campaigns, from JFK to Trump Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The US Person Back Door Search Number DOJ Could Publish Immediately emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

British Hacker Wins Court Battle Over Encryption Keys Ryan Gallagher, The Intercept

Clinton Commits: No TPP, Fundamentally Rethink Trade Policies Dave Johnson, Crooks and Liars

The Well-Thumbed History and Plainsong Lore… driftglass at his blog

Tight Clinton – Trump Polls! Start Freaking Out Now! (Or Maybe Not.) (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Judge Says Copyright Case Against Star Trek Fan Film Can ‘Live Long’ And Possibly ‘Prosper’ Mike Masnick, Techdirt