Apr 13 2019

The Breakfast Club (Evidence)

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

An explosion cripples Apollo 13 on its way to the Moon; President Thomas Jefferson born; Pope John Paul II visits a synagogue; Actor Sydney Poitier achieves an Oscar milestone; Golfer Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the first time.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.

Christopher Hitchens

Breakfast News

Court won’t immediately stop wait-in-Mexico asylum policy

New Jersey law allows terminally ill to get life-ending meds

NYC may ban pre-hire marijuana tests for many job applicants

Second federal judge blocks Trump plan to send Haitians home

US drops appeal dismissing female genital mutilation charges

New TVA head says board right on coal plant closures

Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners

Fisher-Price recalls sleepers after more than 30 babies died

Wildlife experts, snorkeler free owl trapped in fishing line

Ace Swedish coder held by Ecuador was defender of Assange

Sudan army removes leader, rejects al-Bashir extradition

Migrants break border gate, force their way into Mexico

Venezuela’s ex-spy chief arrested in Madrid on US warrant

UN says Congo’s Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency

France’s Macron meets Ukraine’s 2 presidential contenders

Judges reject Afghanistan probe; cite lack of cooperation

Dalai Lama released from hospital, says he feels ‘normal’

Off the Seychelles, a dive into a never-seen landscape

Breakfast Blogs

The American Republic Is Crumbling, Piece by Piece. Soon There Won’t Be Anything Left. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Logistics of the Julian Assange Indictment emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

And Then The Trolls Came For Katie Bouman Echidne, at her blog

He knows this sanctuary cities gambit is illegal. He knows his xenophobic base is fine with that digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

No-Permit Gun Carry Bill Dead after Advocate Threatens Texas House Speaker’s Family Spocko. Hullabaloo

One Half of All Republicans Believe Trump Was Chosen by God tristero, Hullabaloo

Hurry up every chance you get Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The ICC’s Afghanistan Decision: Bending to U.S. or Focusing Court on Successful Investigations? Alex Whiting, Just Security

The Wikileaks Case Is Just Beginning Nicholas Weaver, Lawfare

Stop and Shop Strike Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Chris Hayes Goes Full Driftglass. Sorta. driftglass, at his blog

Non-Hot Take Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names