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Jan 11 2019

The Breakfast Club (Populism)

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

U.S. government warns of smoking risks, Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly solo across Pacific, Major League Baseball introduces designated hitter.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Populism is not a style, it’s a people’s rebellion against the iron grip that big corporations have on our country – including our economy, government, media, and environment.

Jim Hightower

Breakfast News

Payday without pay hits federal workers as shutdown drags on

New Orleans moves closer to short-term rental restrictions

Commission recommends machine-marked ballots for Georgia

Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

Pigeons apparently used in illegal racing dumped in Indiana

Congo’s surprise election result could face court challenge

Isolation greets Maduro’s new term as Venezuela’s president

Macedonian PM struggles to secure majority for name change

Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

Breakfast Blogs

Another State Legislature Has Decided to Simply Ignore Inconvenient Democracy. Also Ethics. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Paul Manafort’s Ongoing Conspiracy with Suspected Russian Agent Konstantin Kilimnik emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

21 People with the Power to Stop the Madness [UPDATE] Rayne, emptywheel

Short Posts 1/10/19. Trump’s Shutdown as a Game of Chicken, Higher Marginal Income Tax Rates And The Flu Echidne, at her blog

Trump’s tell digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Blustery, with a chance of national emergency Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump Campaign in Legal Jeopardy Over Manafort’s Sharing Data with Russian Agent Paul Seamus Ryan, Just Security

How Robert Mueller Can Write a Report the Justice Department Cannot Suppress Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

The Potemkin Wall Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Twenty Years Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Keep your eyes on the timeline Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

NUTJOBS INTEND TO PLAY THE BIRTHER CARD AGAINST KAMALA HARRIS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog