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Feb 28 2019

The Breakfast Club (Glory Comes)

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

Scientists discover DNA’s double-helix structure; The Branch Davidian standoff begins in Waco, Texas; Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme assassinated; U2 releases its ‘War’ album.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

Breakfast News

Judge orders Texas not to purge voters after botching list

Supreme Court rules for Alabama death row inmate

Missouri House passes wide-ranging abortion restrictions

Political operative arrested in North Carolina scandal

Gov. Baker rejects supervised drug injection site proposal

New Hampshire gives initial approval to recreational pot

Trapping-ban bill signals shift in attitudes toward animals

Floods isolate 2 California towns; storm dumps snow in West

Water surrounds Mississippi town as rivers rise across South

US still sends lots of lobster to China, but tariff a worry

Amid clouds of dust, border wall prototypes are demolished

Ebola Crisis: Second Doctors Without Borders Clinic Attacked in Congo

Nigerian leader appeals for unity as challenger rejects vote

Ukraine: Court ruling on law means end for corruption cases

UK lawmakers vote to hold prime minister to Brexit promises

Pakistan says 2 Indian warplanes downed, pilot captured

Iran’s president rejects resignation of his foreign minister

Breakfast Blogs

The Cohen Hearing Was the Start of a Reconstruction of the American Republic Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Michael Cohen’s Testimony: Metacommentary emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

They have to release the report digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A racist, a conman, and a cheat walk into a bar Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Biggest Bombshell in Michael Cohen’s Written Testimony Ryan Goodman, Just Security

The Mueller Report and Ken Starr’s ‘Contempt’ Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Free Solo Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This Day in Labor History: February 27, 1869 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Whose lies are they, anyway? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

CHRIS CHRISTIE REALLY DOESN’T UNDERSTAND HIS OWN PARTY, DOES HE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog