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Jan 03 2017

The Breakfast Club (Chasing The Truth)

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

Washington’s army routs the British in the Battle of New Jersey; Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. forces; Jack Ruby dies; Author J.R.R. Tolkien is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.

Clarence Darrow

Breakfast News

Syrian rebels freeze peace talks after Assad abuses ceasefire

Israeli police question Benjamin Netanyahu in corruption inquiry

Finland trials basic income for unemployed

U.S. Customs and Border outage causing backups at airports

Tornadoes hit Mississippi as storms pound southern coastal states

U.S. judge rules South Carolina church gunman can act as own lawyer

Breakfast Blogs

The Dragnet Donald Trump Will Wield Is Not Just the Section 215 One emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Projection so yuge digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

How We Fight With Hope Spocko, Crooks and Liars

Matthew Dowd Remains a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog

Trump Might Not Get His Full Cabinet Right Away — And So What? Steve M., No More Mister NIce Blog

Donald Trump’s Ability to Capture the Republican Nomination is an Eternal Mystery Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money