Jun 05 2018

The Breakfast Club (Jackpot)

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

Sen. Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles; The Six-Day War erupts in the Mideast; Birth of the Marshall Plan; First reported AIDS cases in the U.S.; Former President Ronald Reagan dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.

Flip Wilson

Breakfast News

California, long a blue state, could get bluer in primary

US senator refused entry to facility holding migrants’ kids

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys 117 Big Island homes

Journalist cleared of trespassing at pipeline protests

Parkland students to make bus tour to register young voters

Report: 110 Confederate monuments removed in US since 2015

Next General Assembly president will definitely be a woman

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 65, expected to rise

Jordan PM quits over mass protests against tax increases

First Saudi women receive driving licenses amid crackdown

Mouth gets Duterte in trouble again, this time for kiss

On migrants & Moscow, Italy’s new foreign policy makes waves

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Has Access to Everything a Dictator Could Want Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Cat Moves onto Pounce on its Paul Manafort Cat Toy emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Suffer The Little Children Echidne, at her blog

Lyin’ Ted forgets the constitution digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Let’s focus on the “If he SHOT Comey” part of Rudy’s trial balloon Spocko, Hullabaloo

Is this who we are now? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Will Trump Administration Claim Congress Authorized Force against Iran?–Analysis of Existing Statutory Authority and New Proposals Tess Bridgeman, Just Security

Pardons and the Presumption of Regularity Paul Rosenzweig, Lawfare

Trump cancels football team’s visit to the White House because he’s a horrible racist Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Chuck Todd Is God Damn Sick Of All The God Damn Both Siderism Goin’ On ‘Round Here! driftglass, at his blog


Appeals Court Rolls Its Eyes At Goverment’s Attempt To Dodge FOIA Litigation By Pretending It Didn’t Know Who Was Seeking Documents Tim Cushing, Techdirt