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Feb 01 2017

The Breakfast Club (Dreams and Nightmares)

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

the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy; a searing image from the Vietnam War; Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran, ending years of exile; actor Clark Gable born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

Breakfast News

Russia accuses cybersecurity experts of treasonous links to CIA

African leaders plan mass withdrawal from international criminal court

Kiev and Kremlin trade blame over surge in fighting in east Ukraine

Deutsche Bank fined $630m over Russia money laundering claims

Parliament to debate Trump state visit after 1.6m sign petition

Sally Yates Has Been Nominated For JFK Profile In Courage Award

Four states sue Trump administration over ‘un-American’ travel ban

San Francisco sues Donald Trump over order targeting ‘sanctuary cities’

Water Could Soon Be Unaffordable For Millions Of Americans

Breakfast Blogs

Filibuster the Damn Supreme Court Nominee Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Fulfills Another Campaign Promise: Kills 8-Year Old American Girl emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A Bitter Pill: Trump the Weathervane and Big Pharma Echidne, at her blog

Snowball effect of Ryan’s dreams digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

David Brooks, Two Inches To The Right driftglass, at his blog

TWO SPINELESS PARTIES ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE OWNED BY TRUMP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Ballghazi, Except With the World Blowing Up Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Not Only Is Steve Bannon Sitting In On National Security Meetings, The Usual Paper Trail Is Disappearing Tim Cushing, Techdirt