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Aug 14 2018

The Breakfast Club (Suffer And Like It)

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

Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan’s surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

Russell Baker

Breakfast News

Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

Texas firefighters with cancer often denied workers’ comp

White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

Drenching rains close roads, prompt rescues in Pennsylvania

Alaska’s North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida’s Gulf Coast

Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn’t eat

Key Afghan city turned into ‘ghost town’ by deadly battles

Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Syria vows to help refugees return, wants sanctions lifted

Tunisian leader backs equal inheritance rights for women

EU seeks safe harbor for ship carrying 141 rescued migrants

Breakfast Blogs

The Trump Regime Will Make It Easier for Financial Firms to Gouge U.S. Veterans Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Today’s Democratic Party is not your father’s Democratic Party digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Opponents of democracy Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

An Old OLC Opinion on Whether the President Can Be Subpoenaed Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

Hillary Clinton Was, If Anything, Too Prepared Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The selling of Elliott Broidy Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today in American Ethnic Cleansing Eric Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If the GOP won’t do it then the anti-choicers will Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Paul Ryan: Funeral For a Very Important Chimp driftglass, at his blog

IS TRUMP CONFUSED BY TIME ZONES, OR IS HE JUST A SPOILED CHILD? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Just so we’re all on the same Page Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Omarosa Confirms the Obvious (But Trump Can’t Shut Up) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Rudy Giuliani Did Not Lie About Thing Rudy Giuliani Lied About Just Now Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Manafort Trial Update: DEAR GOD, JUST LOCK THIS GRIFTY SOB UP ALREADY! Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Two Dozen Caucasian March In DC Was Big Failure, So That’s Nice Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Court Tells Government It Can’t Search A House Just Because A Suspected Drug Dealer Once Parked In Its Driveway Tim Cushing, Techdirt