Feb 22 2017

The Breakfast Club (Free Speech)

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) (or whenever we get around to it) 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

George Washington, America’s first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine’s golden dome; the ‘Miracle on Ice’ during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

George Washington

Breakfast News

Judge Orders Government to ID Some Travelers Affected By Trump Order

Veteran CIA Analyst Quits Agency Over Trump’s Intel Moves, Criticism

White House Signals Reversal in Transgender Bathroom Policy

Draft of first Trump budget would cut legal aid for millions of poor Americans

US libraries join struggle to resist the Trump administration

Big Sur ravaged by floods, mudslides and storms: ‘Paradise can turn on you’

Russia increases involvement in Libya by signing oil deal

Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash arrested after extradition ruling

Emmanuel Macron vows aggressive fight against far right on UK visit

Breakfast Blogs

The Trump Princes Are Just Out Here Livin’ the DreamEsquire Politics

The Tripartite (At Least) Structure of the Russian Hack Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Milos We Shall Always Have Among Us Echidne, at her blog

Who’s on first? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Who needs nukes? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

This Is Your Moment Arthur Pewty! driftglass, at his blog

Acosta Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Appeals Court Says Filming The Police Is Protected By The First Amendment Tim Cushing, Techdirt