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Apr 13 2018

The Breakfast Club (Hot Lunch)

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

An explosion cripples Apollo 13 on its way to the Moon; President Thomas Jefferson born; Pope John Paul II visits a synagogue; Actor Sydney Poitier achieves an Oscar milestone; Golfer Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the first time.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson

Breakfast News

Arizona governor proposes 20 percent teacher raises by 2020

Oklahoma teachers shift from marching to running for office

Anchorage voters are 1st in US to defeat ‘bathroom bill’

Amid corruption concerns, Gen. Kelly made allies in Honduras

Ex-Texas congressman convicted of fraud, conspiracy

Cargo ship crash, spill, closes river at New Orleans

Spring storm to dump up to foot of snow on Upper Midwest

Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70

Report: Wolves continue comeback in Oregon after eradication

Inspectors head to site of suspected gas attack in Syria

Gaza’s hospitals taxed by wounded from Israeli fire

Macron: France must face up to new economic challenges

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

Chemical watchdog backs UK: Nerve agent poisoned spy Skripal

Breakfast Blogs

Mick Mulvaney Thinks You’re a Sucker Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mueller Will Label Dangling Pardons as Obstruction of Justice Just as He Drops More Conspiracy Charges emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump’s campaign to threaten and silence women is coming unraveled digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Arming Teachers: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? tritero, Hullabaloo

Trump Illustrated Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

‘I Won’t Torture’ is Not Enough: Question Pompeo on US Rendition Policy Laura Pitter, Just Security

What I Learned From Briefing Robert Mueller David Priess, Lawfare

The #NotUs Movement : An Armada of Lifeboats with an Army of Straw Men driftglass, at his blog

THE RNC’S ANTI-COMEY SPIN DOCTORS ARE DOING IT WRONG Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Netflix Bows Out Of Cannes After Festival Tells Streaming Services To Get Off Its Lawn Karl Bode, Techdirt