Jan 11 2017

The Breakfast Club (Danger Zone)

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

U.S. government warns of smoking risks, Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly solo across Pacific, Major League Baseball introduces designated hitter.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one.

Alexander Hamilton

Breakfast News

FBI chief given dossier by John McCain alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts

Taiwan scrambles jets, navy as China aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait

Canada names Chrystia Freeland, leading Russia critic, as foreign minister

Japan considers law changes to allow emperor to abdicate – reports

Restaurants run by labor secretary nominee report ‘disturbing’ rates of sexual harassment

Europe cold snap: death toll hits 61 as the poor, old and helpless succumb

First US bumble bee species listed as endangered after numbers plummet

Breakfast Blogs

The Words ‘Trump’ and ‘Russia’ Will Forever Be Linked Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Two Cautions on the Russian Hack of RNC Servers emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

L’état c’est Trump digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Best Buy national repair techs routinely search customer devices, act as “paid informers” for the FBI Gaius Publius, Hullabaloo

If Trump Fans Are Really As Suggestible As They Seem, Hide The Babies (Literally) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Thoughts on the Report Buzzfeed Posted Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

House Passes Koch Brothers-Backed REINS Act that Weakens Gov’t Regulatory Agencies Yves Smith, naked capitalism

Iceland Forms A New Government… Without The Pirate Party Mike Masnick, Techdirt