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Aug 03 2018

The Breakfast Club (Dysfunctional)

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

Christopher Columbus sets sail; Europe slides further into World War I; A Cold War case heats up Capitol Hill; Air traffic controllers in the U.S. go on strike; NBA founded; Singer Tony Bennett born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We live in a very dysfunctional society, and this is a very, very dysfunctional Administration.

Martin Sheen

Breakfast News

Coal ash cleanup order goes before federal appeals court

US wants ACLU to take lead on reuniting separated families

States vow to continue fight against Trump’s car fuel rules

Reports: Oregon has pot oversupply, Colorado hits the mark

Abortion-rights activists brace for new wave of restrictions

Road damage from earthquakes is latest Hawaii volcano peril

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa wins 1st post-Mugabe election

Yemeni officials say Saudi-led airstrikes kill 28 in Hodeida

Thousands march in Jerusalem Gay Pride amid surrogacy uproar

Dozens protest policies in Italy on Roma Holocaust day

Trash bins being tested for poison in UK nerve agent probe

Hot African air brings scorching heat, dust to Europe

Iceland stops hunting minke whales but only for this season

Water crisis salts the earth in Iraq’s long-neglected south

Tourists frustrated as Eiffel Tower closes in peak season

Breakfast Blogs

This Republican Judge Just Took a Principled Stand. Good Luck in the Next Election! Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

How ABC Broke a Story about Mueller LIMITING Questions on Obstruction and Claimed It Showed a Focus on Obstruction emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Who is Q? Or The Latest Right-Wing Fringe Conspiracy Revisited. Echidne, at her blog

The base is losing it digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Saving Democrats from themselves? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

It’s Time for Congress to Take Foreign Threats to Our Elections Seriously Jim Johnson, Just Security

Trump’s Preposterous ‘Collusion is Not a Crime’ Defense: What Real Lawyers—If Asked—Would Have Advised His Campaign About the Trump Tower Meeting Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Worthwhile Garden State Initiative Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Gun and Money

Title IX and mandatory reporting Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 296 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

n James Baldwin On His 94th Birthday Still Ain’t Your Negro Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

CONSERVATIVES ARE STILL FAILING TO ATTAIN THEIR ULTIMATE GOAL Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Election Security Has Become A Partisan Issue As Senate Votes Down Funding Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Charter CEO Apparently Unaware He Runs One Of The Most Despised Companies In America Karl Bode, Techdirt