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Jan 19 2017

The Breakfast Club (Principles)

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

dgar Allan Poe and Robert E. Lee born; Indira Gandhi is elected prime minister of India; Bill Clinton admits making false statements under oath about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Breakfast News

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/18/iraq-has-retaken-east-mosul-from-isis-says-army-general

JP Morgan Chase to pay $55m to settle racial discrimination charges

Indiana bill would allow police to shut down protests ‘by any means necessary’

2016 hottest year ever recorded – and scientists say human activity to blame

Over half of world’s wild primate species face extinction, report reveals

Breakfast Blogs

6 Agencies Were Investigating Trump’s Russia Connections Before the Dossier Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

One-Fifth of Documents Edward Snowden Stole Were Blank emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

New info on Trump’s Russian money connection digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

No-way: Betsy DeVos faces a tough crowd Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Literally Any Conservative Crackpot Can Get a Column in “The Hill” driftglass, at his blog

Does Donald Trump Have Any Motivation To Prevent National Security Crisis? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Announcing the First James Comey Award For Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Chutzpah Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump’s Plan Is To Gut All FCC Consumer Protection Powers Karl Bode, Techdirt