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Dec 22 2016

The Breakfast Club (Reason)

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

Uprising topples Romania’s Nicolae Ceausescu; Richard Reid tries to set off explosives in his shoes on an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami; French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is convicted of treason; Pop star Madonna marries film director Guy Ritchie.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.

Galileo Galilei

Breakfast News

Evacuations out of Aleppo resume following intermittent delays

Brazilian companies linked to Petrobras scandal plead guilty in US court

Oracle executive publicly resigns after CEO joins Trump’s transition team

Top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts to step down next month

HB2 Stays: North Carolina Lawmakers Decline to Repeal Controversial Anti-LGBTQ ‘Bathroom’ Bill

Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

Stop holding sleepovers in our stores, Ikea warns pranksters

Ice-melting temperatures forecast for Arctic midwinter

Breakfast Blogs

Donald Trump Should Really Read His Own Press Releases Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

One Day After Senior Intelligence Official Leaks Details of “Red Phone” Call, Russia Cuts Back Communications with the US emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump brought “new hope to the news business” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Red State Stupid; Red State Mean. Hecate, at her blog

Let a Thousand Grifters Bloom driftglass, at his blog

Metallica’s James Hetfield Defines “Elitist” The Same Way Trump Voters Do Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Firm, Principled Republican Opposition to Donald Trump, a Progress Report Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Winery Loses Trademark Suit Against Other Winery Over The Term ‘Signature’ Timothy Geigner, Techdirt