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Dec 10 2016

The Breakfast Club (Don’t Think Twice)

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

Martin Luther King, Junior accepts Nobel Peace Prize; Women get the right to vote in Wyoming Territory; America’s first domestic passenger jet flight takes off; Soul singer Otis Redding, General Augusto Pinochet die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The mind of America is seized by a fatal dry rot – and it’s only a question of time before all that the mind controls will run amuck in a frenzy of stupid, impotent fear.

Hunter S. Thompson

Breakfast News

Barack Obama orders ‘full review’ of possible Russian hacking in US election

Russian state doped more than 1,000 athletes and corrupted London 2012

Abducted US journalist faces fifth Christmas in Syrian captivity

Solomon Islands shaken by second earthquake in two days

Samsung Is Making Remaining Galaxy Note 7 Phones Useless

Giraffes Could Face ‘Silent Extinction,’ Conservationists Warn

Winter Weather Wallops Northwest While Icy Cold Freezes Plains, Midwest

Buzz Aldrin Leaves New Zealand Hospital After South Pole Scare

Breakfast Blogs

Saturday Is Bob Dylan Day, from Hibbing to Stockholm Charles Pierce, Esquire Blog

As Bad As It Is, the Electoral College Could Get Even Worse Scott Lemieux, Lawyres, Guns and Money

Donald Trump’s Intelligence Briefings and Ellsberg’s Limits of Knowledge emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Andy Puzder for the Secretary of Labor: Up Is Down And Down Is Up Echidne, at her blog

Trump’s eugenics digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Donald in Wonderland Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Media Assisted Suicide Watch Continues driftglass, at his blog

Giuliani Out: Another Defeat For Bannon And Victory For Priebus Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

US Government Gives $11,000 Back To College Student Three Years After The DEA Took It From Him Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Pirates Trying To Form New Icelandic Government Mike Masnick, Techdirt