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May 08 2018

The Breakfast Club (Come To America)

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

Allies celebrate the end of World War Two; Indians holding the hamlet of Wounded Knee surrender; Coca-Cola invented.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn’t filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear.

Naomi Klein

Breakfast News

New York attorney general resigns amid abuse allegations

Sessions: Zero-tolerance policy may split families at border

States await election security reviews as primaries heat up

Several GOP governor candidates urge Fallin to sign gun law

ACLU wants Kobach to pay damages of more than $50,000

Iran-Contra figure Oliver North named president of the NRA

Montana deputies warn residents near rising river to leave

US abortion clinics face surge of trespassing and blockades

From prison to politics: Chelsea Manning runs for US Senate

Putin vows to boost Russian economy as he begins 4th term

Nigeria military helps rescue 1,000 Boko Haram hostages

Malaysian election pits former leader against elite protege

Italy president proposes ‘neutral’ govt to rule through 2018

Saudi airstrikes hit presidency building in Yemen, killing 6

Breakfast Blogs

If This Is True, We Have a Whole New Trump Scandal on Our Hands Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Follow da money digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Where is all the money going? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Cohen Reimbursements and Retainers: Part II Bob Bauer, Lawfare

The Haspel Nomination as a Referendum on (Un-)Accountability Steve Vladek, Just Security

BREAKING: The Senate Is Massively Malapportioned Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bad Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog

Louisiana Law Enforcement Has Been Abusing An Unconstitutional Law To Arrest People For Trying To File Complaints Tim Cushing, Techdirt