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Jul 28 2018

The Breakfast Club (How Good It Is)

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

Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse ‘Bonus Army’ marchers; A U.S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and author Beatrix Potter born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You have to have been a Republican to know how good it is to be a Democrat.

Jackie Kennedy

Breakfast News

‘Terrifying’ tornados of flame burn California city; 2 dead

Chicago releases plan for court-monitored police reform

The Latest: Judge commends, criticizes family reunifications

Michigan’s top court: Schools can ban gun-toting visitors

2 Michigan communities told to stop using contaminated water

Philadelphia to further limit cooperation with ICE

EPA seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Colorado mine spill

Return of possible remains marks 1st step in Korea diplomacy

Russia and West spar over reconstruction of Syria

Pakistan’s Khan begins trying to form a coalition government

Cambodian elections a choice between strongman or boycott

WWII ammo complicates efforts to fight German forest fire

Pets rescued after Greece’s devastating fire find new homes

World gazes at total lunar eclipse, longest of this century

Breakfast Blogs

There Doesn’t Seem to Be Much Praying at the National Prayer Breakfast Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Worm Turns: Neither Devin Nunes Nor Ron DeSantis (Thus Far) Support Jim Jordan’s Impeachment Bid emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

It’s the women, stupid digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The week that was Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Path to Prosecuting President Trump Paul Savoy, Just Security

How White House Threats to Revoke Security Clearances Violate the First Amendment Kristy Parker and Ben Berwick, Lawfare

Donald Trump Has Betrayed the Republican Party Of Thaddeus Stevens Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Disfranchisement and Democracy: A History Simon Balto, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Glenn Greenwald: Transparency For Thee But Not For Me driftglass, at his blog

NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ON Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The Crime. II Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

How Many Trump-Russia Treasons Does Michael Cohen Know About? ALL OF THEM, KATIE! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

You’re doing a hell of a job there, Brownie. I mean, Donny. The New York Crank, at his blog

Court Rejects Evidence From Warrantless Search Of Phone Six Years After The Gov’t Seized It Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Ajit Pai Lies (Again) To Congress With Claim Net Neutrality Killed Broadband Investment Karl Bode, Techdirt