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Dec 19 2017

The Breakfast Club (No Regrets)

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

President Bill Clinton impeached; General George Washington opens camp at Valley Forge; Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol” is first published; Apollo 17 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean; ‘The Music Man’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.

William Safire

Breakfast News

Massive Southern California wildfire now halfway contained

Amtrak train on new route hurtles onto highway, kills 3

Charlottesville police chief retires after report faults department

Court orders Trump administration to give immigrant teens abortion access

House plan would increase Trump’s disaster aid request

U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

Opposition leader says he could beat Putin in fair election

Chile stocks, peso jump after conservative wins presidency

South Africa’s Ramaphosa wins election as ANC president

Austrian leader to defend EU credentials in Brussels

Eight ancient Roman shipwrecks discovered off Greek island

No sign of alien life ‘so far’ on the mystery visitor from space — but we’re still looking

Breakfast Blogs

A Normal Monday with a Normal President* Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Republicans Launched the GSA Email Attack Now emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He “genuinely believes he’s innocent?” Yeah right. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

I’m stressed out waiting for the nuclear tweet Spocko, Hullabaloo

A dime-store tyrant Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

In Conclusion, Both Parties Are the Same and Only Jill Stein Can Save Women’s Rights Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The ACA Will Survive, And Be the Basis For a Better Statute Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bullcrap, Vacuumslayer, Lawyers, Guns and Money

ARE WE ALLOWED TO TALK ABOUT THAD COCHRAN’S PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Comcast’s Push For A Shitty New Net Neutrality Law Begins In Earnest Karl Bode, Techdirt

Manhattan DA Cy Vance Makes His Annual Pitch For Anti-Encryption Legislation Tim Cushing, Techdirt