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May 31 2017

The Breakfast Club (Wake Up)

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 Johnstown Flood kills more than 2,200 people in Pennsylvania; Israel hangs ex-Nazi official Adolf Eichmann; Bombing suspect Eric Rudolph caught in North Carolina; Actor-director Clint Eastwood born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To cure the violence, we must identify and heal the causes of hatred and violence. If we don’t deal with the causes we will never be safe.

Peter Yarrow

Breakfast News

Merkel, minister stress U.S. ties after critical Trump tweet

‘Shocked’ South Korea leader orders probe into U.S. THAAD additions

Brazil Supreme Court judge orders Temer to respond to police questions

US starts giving arms to Syrian Kurds ahead of Raqqa assault

Pentagon declares success for key test of missile defense

Unease about white supremacy grows after Portland stabbings

3 Mile Island owner threatens to close ill-fated plant

Massachusetts heroin trade crackdown leads to 30 arrests

Supreme Court tightens rules on where companies can be sued

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s White House Is Allegedly About to Get Way More Godfather Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Two Data Points on Jared Kushner emptywheel, aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

When Trump Plays Tic-Tac-Toe, Others Play Multidimensional Chess Echidne, at her blog

Meanwhile, the wrecking crew just keeps going digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The British Empire sends its sympathies Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Clinton, Biden, Kerry, and the Dilemma of Women in Politics Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/05/sue-the-sweatshops Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Great Reset Begins Anew driftglass, at his blog

Clannishing Act Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: NOT FOR THE RICH, PLEASE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Congress Fast-Tracks Bill That Would Give DHS Agencies Access To NSA Collections Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Former FCC Commissioner Uses Manchester Bombing As A Prop To Claim Net Neutrality Aids Terrorism karl Bode, Techdirt