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May 30 2017

The Breakfast Club (Pretenders)

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

Clean-up ends at New York’s Ground Zero, months after the Sept. 11th attacks; France’s Joan of Arc burned at the stake; Baseball’s Cal Ripken, Jr. begins his games streak; Bandleader Benny Goodman born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.

George Washington

Breakfast News

After talks, France’s Macron hits out at Russian media, Putin denies hacking

‘Atlanticist’ Merkel rams home frustration with Trump after summits

UK election rivals May and Corbyn set out opposing EU ‘no deal’ stances

Venezuela opposition accuses Goldman Sachs of financing dictatorship

North Korea leader Kim supervises missile test of new guidance system: KCNA

Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears ‘hatred’

Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence

https://apnews.com/00e4536a6f3c4879a053d6f705fc1bbf/Minnesota-officer-charged-in-Castile-shooting-goes-on-trial

Trump’s immigration views cast shadow on Virginia race

Breakfast Blogs

What Would Jared Kushner’s Middle East Peace Look Like? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram Kendi Ed Walker, emptywheel

Nothing to See Here! SCot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The conservative crush on Vladimir Putin digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A cold civil war Tmo Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Sunday Morning Comin’s Down driftglass, at his blog

Modest Proposal Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog