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Apr 08 2019

The Breakfast Club (April Fools)

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

Funeral of Pope John Paul II; Pablo Picasso dies at 91; Teen aids patient Ryan White dies at 18; Hank Aaron hits 715th home run; Kurt Cobain found dead in home from self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.

Charles Lamb

Breakfast News

Florida abortion bill would require minors to obtain consent

American Airlines extends Max-caused cancellations to June 5

US says reuniting separated families laborious process

Tree-sitters have been protesting pipeline for 200-plus days

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits near southwest Alaska island

Whale rescued from stranding 8 years ago dies at SeaWorld

Wild ponies corralled after visitors ignore warnings

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

As Israelis head to polls, it’s all about Netanyahu

US pulls forces from Libya as fighting approaches capital

UK holds out hope for Brexit compromise by Friday deadline

Last migrants end protest, evacuate makeshift camp in Greece

In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists

Turkish ruling party seeks total recount of Istanbul votes

Breakfast Blogs

Tim Ryan Enters a Crowded Field of White Male Democrats Running for President Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Carr Correction and the Barr Pseudo Exoneration emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What utter gall digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Before money laundering was presidential

Barr the Redactor? Marty Lederman, Just Security

D.C. Circuit’s Lockdown on Grand Jury Material May Hinder Congress and Historians Stephen Bates, Lawfare

Washington State Democrats choose democracy DJW, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Fox Effect Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Literary Corner: Mr. President, tear down those hotels! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WAS THERE A CONTEST FOR THE MOST CONVOLUTED DEFENSE OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog