Apr 10 2019

The Breakfast Club (Passions)

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

Peace talks conclude in Northern Ireland with Good Friday agreement; the Titanic sets sail; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ published; Comedian Sam Kinison killed.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

Julia Child

Breakfast News

NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

Feds charge 2 dozen in billion dollar Medicare brace scam

California closer to first-in-US rules on police shootings

Fetal heartbeat bill stalls in Tennessee Senate committee

Arkansas lawmakers revive anti-‘sanctuary cities’ measure

Border chaos forces truckers to wait hours, sometimes days

Flooding forces evacuations for 2nd day in Oregon

Critics say new voting system planned for Georgia is flawed

US lawmakers seek to protect national park in New Mexico

France softens stance ahead of May plea for new Brexit delay

Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown

Dalai Lama hospitalized with chest infection, feeling better

Putin: Russia knows Mueller probe ‘gave birth to a mouse’

Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

Group: Migrant rescue ship low on supplies in Mediterranean

Greece opens shipwreck sites to divers as underwater museums

Breakfast Blogs

The Republican Party Will Do Anything to Camouflage That White Supremacy Is a Critical Part of Its Base Charles p. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Politics Of The Green New Deal: More Democracy Ed Walker, emptywheel

Trump’s Gone Full Jessep Rayne, emptywheel

Where Our Supreme Leader Does Spring Cleaning Echidne, at her blog

Trump is talking in circles on immigration digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Border is the American Reichstag tristero, Hullabaloo

What they can get away with Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Federal Vacancies Reform Act Under Trump: The Department of Homeland Security Edition Steve Vladeck, Lawfare

The absurdity of an 80something president Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Yeah, Conservative Jerks, We on the Left Did Have a Problem with Obama’s Detention of Kids, But Trump’s Far Worse The Rude Pundit, at his blog

West of Eden: Listing Terrorists Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WILL RASMUSSEN GIVE US “RED WAVE” 2.0? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog