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Apr 11 2018

The Breakfast Club (War Crimes)

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 Harry Truman relieves Gen. Douglas Mcarthur of his command in Asia; Napoleon Bonaparte banished to Island of Elba; American soldiers liberate first Nazi concentration camp; Idi Amin deposed as Uganda’s President; Apollo 13 blasts off.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

War should be made a crime, and those who instigate it should be punished as criminals.

Charles Evans Hughes

Breakfast News

Arizona court rejects lower in-state tuition for immigrants

Study: South should spend on schools, train homegrown talent

Kansas officials find $80M error in school funding measure

Arizona teachers join others nationally seeking pay hikes

Oklahoma Republicans refuse to bow to teachers’ demands

Effort to move former president Polk’s body is resurrected

Phoenix has first 100-degree day of year; 4th earliest ever

Security Council deadlocks again on Syria chemical attacks

NIreland marks 20 years of peace deal as Brexit casts shadow

Chemical weapons experts to inspect attack site in Syria

France’s Macron and Saudi prince discuss response to Syria

China president’s conciliatory trade gesture raises optimism

China files trade complaint against US over steel tariffs

Breakfast Blogs

Republicans Must Be Thinking About a President Mike Pence Right Now Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Are Republicans Still Squealing about FISA Applications If HPSCI Report Cedes Carter Page Concerns? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Facebook on the Hot Seat Before Senate Judiciary Committee Rayne, emptywheel

Your future Big Brother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Seriously, Who ARE These People? tristero, Hullabaloo

Extremely rare Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Once again: Trump Can’t–and Therefore (probably) Won’t–Remove Mueller Marty Lederman, Just Security

How the Cohen Raids and Trump’s Reactions Edge Us Toward Confrontation Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Rand Paul, Principled Man of Principle Scott lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Joe Scarborough Has Come Unstuck In Time driftglass, at his blog

DEAR PARKLAND KIDS: THE NRA IS YOUR ENEMY, BUT THE MSM MAY NOT BE YOUR FRIEND Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Ted Cruz Gets Section 230 All Wrong, While Zuck Claims He’s Not Familiar With It Leigh Beadon, Techdirt

DEAR PARKLAND KIDS: THE NRA IS YOUR ENEMY, BUT THE MSM MAY NOT BE YOUR FRIEND