Sep 01 2018

The Breakfast Club (Pink Cadillac)

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

Nazi Germany invades Poland, start of World War II; Beslan hostage crisis begins in Russia; Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky for world chess crown; Boxer Rocky Marciano and singer Gloria Estefan born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We’re not going to have the America that we want until we elect leaders who are going to tell the truth – not most days, but every day.

Ann Richards

Breakfast News

Oregon’s only heart transplant program shuts down

California net neutrality bill goes to Gov. Jerry Brown

Federal judge denies states’ request to end DACA

Groundbreaking alternative paper Village Voice shuts down

Arizona canyon famed for waterfalls to reopen after flooding

NOAA declares seal die-off as ‘unusual mortality event’

Oregon officer rescues baby deer stuck in fence

US ends funding of UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Trump to sign Mexico deal in 90 days; Canada talks to resume

S. Korean envoy to travel to North for pre-summit talks

Ugandan opposition pop star flies abroad for treatment

Breakfast Blogs

I Wonder Why Jeff Sessions Would Want to Be Hands-Off With This One Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Frothy Republicans Confuse Oleg Deripaska and Donald Trump emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Friday Night Soother: baby elephant walk digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Radio Rwhite House Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The President’s Personal Assault on Bruce Ohr—and its dangerous effects Onna Hathaway, Just Security

Document: W. Samuel Patten Charged with Acting as an Agent of a Foreign Power Mickhaila Fogel, Lawfare

Double Standards and Magic Asterisks Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 319 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Thoughts Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

Bank Of America Demands ‘Papers Please’ For Customers’ Money Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Justice Department ‘Warns’ It Can’t Prosecute Election Hacking. Warning, Or Invitation? Dominic Gwinn, Wonkette