Feb 11 2017

The Breakfast Club (A Matter Of Trust)

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 10:00am (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

South Africa frees Nelson Mandela; Allied leaders in the last months of World War II sign the Yalta accords; Ayatollah Khomeini’s followers seize power in Iran; inventor Thomas Edison born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

Albert Einstein

Breakfast News

Snowden claims report Russia may ‘gift’ him to Trump proves he is not a spy

Turkey’s Erdoğan paves way for April vote on consolidation of power

Revealed: FBI terrorism taskforce investigating Standing Rock activists

Senior law enforcement officials urge Trump to scrap ‘ineffective’ crime plan

Environmentalists warn of bumblebee’s extinction after Trump halts regulations

Breakfast Blogs

Do They Teach Poetic Justice in Betsy DeVos’ Dream Schools? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Ninth Circuit Trims Executive’s Expansive Claims to Be Able Pixie Dust Executive Orders emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Scold. AKA Senator Elizabeth Warren Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The heat is on Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

What Can the “Safely Blue” Do? mrswhatsit9, hecatedemeter

The Triumphant Re-Return Of Stupid Shit Andrew Sullivan Says driftglass, at his blog

He Alone Can’t Fix It Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Are Trump’s Discriminatory Statements Relevant to the Challenge to His Muslim Ban? (SPOILER: Yes) Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump Issues Executive Orders To Make A Safe Nation Safe And Protect Cops Who Don’t Need Protection Tim Cushing, Techdirt