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May 09 2018

The Breakfast Club (Credibility)

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

The FDA approves the first birth control pill; FCC chief Newton Minow condemns TV programming; Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett fly over the North Pole; Journalist Mike Wallace and singer Billy Joel born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If there’s anything that’s important to a reporter, it is integrity. It is credibility.

Mike Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012)

Breakfast News

Lingering residents forced to evacuate as lava cracks spread

Congress wants review of military child-on-child sex abuse

Mormons severing all ties with Boy Scouts, ending long bond

Congressman pushing frozen berries for fresh produce program

Montana floodwaters submerge neighborhood, threaten others

Texas prosecutors drop dozens more cases from Waco shooting

Anonymous benefactor buys sacred pipe at auction for Sioux

World powers regret US pullout from Iran nuclear deal

Syrian media report Israeli attack near capital Damascus

Malaysians vote in election defined by graft scandal, tax

Leaders of Japan, China, SKorea agree to cooperate on NKorea

China cutting US soybean purchases in face of tariffs threat

Armenia gets new leader, man who spearheaded protests

Medvedev approved for new term as Russia’s prime minister

Breakfast Blogs

Wow, Another Fun Report on Our Nuclear Weapons Program! Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone, Rick Gates, and Michael Caputo Met Right Around DNC/Podesta Hack emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Renegade Thinkers of The Intellectual Dark Web Echidne, at her blog

Shocker: no take home test for Trump digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

#ButhisCashDeals Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Two (Premature) Cheers for Doe v. Mattis Steve Vladeck, Just Security

my father’s way of doing things is over, it’s finished. Even he knows that. I mean, in five years, the Trump Family is going to be completely legitimate Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Did Elliott Broidy pay $1.6 million to cover up Donald Trump’s affair with Shera Bechard? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bari Weiss’ League of Extraordinarily Entitled Men Versus the Secret Legion of Elite Liberal Taste-Makers: Part XXIII driftglass, at his blog

West of Eden: Deal Away Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog

Police Drop Charges Filed Against 19-Year-Old Who Downloaded Public Documents From Gov’t FOI Portal Tim Cushing, Techdirt