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Dec 22 2018

The Breakfast Club (Soul Cake)

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

Uprising topples Romania’s Nicolae Ceausescu; Richard Reid tries to light explosives in his shoes on Miami flight; French army officer Alfred Dreyfus convicted of treason; Pop star Madonna marries Guy Ritchie.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don’t quite fully share the hell of someone close to you.

Lady Bird Johnson

Breakfast News

Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

New asylum policy comes with few details, many questions

Kasich veto sets up Ohio showdown over abortion limit

North Carolina asked feds to open vote fraud case last year

Michigan files murder charges in 2012 meningitis outbreak

Michigan GOP lawmakers pass bills before Dem governor starts

Michigan Legislature spares most wetlands in lame-duck bill

Ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts appealed by US

Iraq receives 90-day extension to Iran sanctions waiver

Protesters in Hungary reject Orban’s nationalist government

Kurds call for larger French role after US leaves Syria

End of an era: Germany closes its last black coal mine

Yemen says rebels breached truce in port city, killing 4

Versailles to close Saturday as precaution against protests

Clashes erupt as Spanish Cabinet holds meeting in Catalonia

Breakfast Blogs

This Woman Is Made of Iron and Leather Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

We Will Not Get Peace from the People Who Dismember Dissidents Alive emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A Trump Lament Echidne, at her blog

How he made the decision. (hint: it was terrifying) digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A pimped-out pauper? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

What’s Noticeably Missing from the Whitaker Nonrecusal Explanation Marty Lederman, Just Security

Lifting of Treasury Sanctions on Deripaska Highlights Role for Congress in Foreign Affairs Decisions Margaret Taylor, Lawfare

Sometimes Santa Gives You What You Ask For Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks Discovers The Center! Again! driftglass, at his blog

Post-Libertarians Shopping For Ideas Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names

A REMINDER: CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS AREN’T AFRAID OF TRUMP — THEY’RE AFRAID OF THEIR OWN VOTERS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog