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Jul 20 2018

The Breakfast Club (Sizzling Cauldron)

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 first men to walk on the Moon; Viking One lands on Mars; Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler wounded in an assassination attempt; Mountaineer Edmund Hillary and musician Carlos Santana born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

America is not a melting pot. It is a sizzling cauldron.

Barbara Mikulski

Breakfast News

urmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s power grid

US political spending getting more secretive with IRS change

Zuckerberg’s Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

AP Photos: Weeks later, Hawaii volcano gushes on

US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

Home demolitions may create new problem: lead-tainted dust

Oregon fire crushes hopes of wheat farmers during harvest

Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

US prosecutors: Water company illegally dumping toxic waste

Spain: Judge drops extradition bids for 6 Catalan fugitives

EU urging members to step up plans for no-deal Brexit

EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

Inquest opens into British woman poisoned by nerve agent

Rivers dry and fields dust, Iranian farmers turn to protest

Breakfast Blogs

Donald Trump Doesn’t Give a Damn About the Legitimacy of His Presidency* Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Government May Keep Paul Manafort’s iPods (in Part) Because of the June 9 Emails emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Weird Coincidences? Or Does The R Stand For Russia or Republicans? Echidne, at her blog

Trump’s Ties Jamelle Bouie, Slate

Duterte finally does something his people don’t like digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A compromised presidency Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Does a Years’ Old Congressional Statute Prevent a Trump-Putin Agreement for Military Cooperation? Ryan Goodman, Just Security

Kavanaugh, Mueller and Efforts to Have it Both Ways on Morrison Steve Vladeck, Lawfare

The Republican War Against Public Sector Unions Could Be Won By the 2020 Elections Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Elite Impunity, From Nixon to Trump Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Russian Electoral Intervention: Strategic Genius or Something Else? Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Riders of the Purple Wage* driftglass, at his blog

New York Note Yastreblyansky, No More Mister Nice Blog

Miami Cops Forced To Give $20,000 Back To Person They Stole It From After Screwing Up Their Supposed Drug Bust Tim Cushing, Techdirt