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Dec 03 2016

The Breakfast Club (Find Your Voice)

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

First human heart transplant performed; Industrial accident kills thousands in Bhopal, India; Hundreds of students arrested at the University of California at Berkeley; “A Streetcar Named Desire” opens on Broadway; Snger Ozzy Osbourne is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.

Madeleine Albright

Breakfast News

Iceland’s Pirate party invited to form government

hree months after the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is broke

Dachau concentration camp gate found two years after it was stolen

US economy adds 178,000 new jobs making Fed rate hike likely

Professor Watchlist website elicits both fear and ridicule in US universities

Tennessee wildfire deaths climb to 13 as officials fend off criticism

Worker killed, woman rescued in S.D. building collapse

Washington Monument to stay closed until 2019

Mummified knees are Queen Nefertari’s, archaeologists conclude

Breakfast Blogs

Hot New Trend: Being Mad About Winning Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The James Mattis I Saw Behind Closed Doors Robert Bateman, Esquire Politics

MI AG Bill Schuette Is Always on the Wrong Side of History — So I Now Enthusiastically Back MI’s Recount emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Keith Ellison Josh Marshall, TPM EdBlog

Trump’s pollster agrees it was the Comey effect

When I’m Wrong, Boy Am I Wrong driftglass, at his blog

Gender And the 2016 Elections. Part I: How Did Women And Men Say They Voted?Seth McFarlane Is Making Sense Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Today in Trump’s America Eric Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Senator Feinstein Asks President Obama To Declassify Senate’s CIA Torture Report Mike Masnick, Techdirt