The Breakfast Club (Circus)

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 Soviet Union announces an end to its blockade of Berlin; Body of missing Lindbergh baby is found in a wooded area; Burt Bacharach, Katherine Hepburn and George Carlin are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.

George Carlin

Breakfast News

Ukraine computer involved in Tennessee elections attack

Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

Jury convicts ex-Assembly leader in public corruption trial

Air Force looking for can of explosives lost in North Dakota

NRA sues Gov. Cuomo over what it calls blacklisting campaign

Judge says Texas isn’t complying with voter registration law

Fast-growing fire destroys homes in northern Arizona

As lava oozes, Hawaii officials say rest of island is open

Iran cleric threatens destruction of Israeli cities

Al-Abadi defeated IS. Why won’t he sweep Iraq’s elections?

Argentines haunted by memories of crisis oppose IMF’s help

Ebola vaccines to be shipped to Congo, WHO chief says

Philippine top judge, Duterte’s critic, ousted by colleagues

Turkish prosecutors seek arrest of 300 military personnel

Canada divided over oil pipeline from tar sands to Pacific

Breakfast Blogs

Adult-in-the-Room John Kelly Is Also the Face of Hateful Ignorance Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Gina Haspel Destroyed the Tapes in 2005 to Hide What She Destroyed in 2002 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Kenneth Starr Was a Witch Hunter. Robert Mueller Is a Prosecutor. Michael Tomasky, The Daily Beast

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Engage the fringe but wear gloves Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Crime or Slime: Making Sense of Michael Cohen’s Shell Company Barbra McQuade, Just Security

Murc’s Law, Sarah Palin’s First Amendment Edition Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Red Pill Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Marco Rubio: The Both Siderist Circle is Now Complete driftglass, at his blog


AT&T Cans Exec Over Cohen Payment Kerfuffle, Pretends This Kind Of Influence Peddling Isn’t Perfectly Routine Karl Bode, Techdirt