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Nov 16 2018

The Breakfast Club (Hindsight)

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

Dr. Sam Sheppard acquitted of murder in new trial; U.S. and U.S.S.R. form diplomatic ties; Second anthrax letter found sent to Capitol Hill; Actor William Holden dies; ‘Sound of Music’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. Billy Wilder

Breakfast News

Florida officials order hand recount of ballots in tight Senate race

Staggered evacuation plan questioned in fire’s aftermath

Absentee ballots reviewed in heated Georgia governor’s race

Women elected in record numbers in state legislative races

Democrat flips US House seat in Maine ranked balloting

California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide

Senate lets Bahrain weapon sale proceed; Yemen unease grows

UK’s defiant May tells critics it’s her Brexit deal or chaos

More caravan migrants arrive in Tijuana, brace for long stay

Bangladesh scraps Rohingya return, says no one wants to go

Breakfast Blogs

Democrats Can’t ‘Work With’ Republicans Until Republicans Return to Reality Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump Appointee Dabney Friedrich Continues to Trounce the Trolls’ Hopes of Discrediting Mueller emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Why We March—A Bipartisan Coalition Has Got Mueller’s Back Lisa Gilbert, Just Security

‘You Win Or You Die’: Not a Model for a Sanctions Regime Megan Reiss, Lawfare

On the #FiveWhiteGuys Coup Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Blocker Awards: Day Three — Never Trumper Historical Revisionism Award driftglass, at his blog

Freedom’s just another word for no follow-up questions Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

SEAN HANNITY IS THE NEW CHRIS CHRISTIE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Weird Shit from Trump’s Weird-Ass Interview with the Daily Caller The Rude Pundit, at his blog

CNN’s Jim Acosta Case: You Know WHO ELSE Picked His Own Press Pool? Dr. Zoom, Wonkette