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May 18 2016

The Breakfast Club (Hear Them Sing)

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

Mt. St. Helens erupts in Washington State; The U.S. Supreme Court upholds racial segregation; Pope John Paul II born in Poland; Movie director Frank Capra born; ‘Les Miserables’ ends its Broadway run.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
Bertrand Russell

Breakfast News

Senate grants September 11 victims the right to sue Saudi Arabia

Millions could get a raise under Obama administration’s new overtime rules

Senate approves $1.1bn for Zika fight but House alternative bill provides far less

Washington DC gun law likely violates second amendment, judge says

Muslim states block 11 LGBT groups from attending UN Aids meeting

Mexico’s president calls for nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage

UN/WHO panel in conflict of interest row over glyphosate cancer risk

Complex life on Earth began billion years earlier than previously thought, study argues

Breakfast Blogs

Voter ID Laws Are, Were, and Will Always Be About One Thing Charles Pierce, Esquire Blog

Trey Gowdy Concedes: The Military Could Not Have Gotten To Benghazi In Time To Save Lives Ari Rabin-Havt, Right Wing Watch

Transparently crafty Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Some Wingnuts Are Just Looking For A Safe Space Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Deciding Not to Decide Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Cable Lobbying Group Claims More Competition Would Hurt Consumers Karl Bode, Techdirt