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May 06 2019

The Breakfast Club (Public Trust)

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

The hydrogen-filled airship Hindenburg explodes and crashes; Psychologist Sigmund Freud and actor-director Orson Welles born; Roger Bannister is the first athlete to run a mile in fewer than four minutes.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The power to investigate is a great public trust.

Emanuel Celler

Breakfast News

Republicans push tax relief through Kansas Legislature

North Carolina steps toward changing sexual assault laws

Average US price of gas spikes 5 cents per gallon to $2.97

Boeing didn’t tell airlines that safety alert wasn’t on

Longest-running housing discrimination case outlives judge

Backers seek funds for North Dakota Teddy Roosevelt library

Trump threatens to hike tariffs on $200B of Chinese imports

Cattleman, businessman in tight race for Panama’s presidency

Young voters eager for change in South Africa’s election

Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

Government’s candidate wins North Macedonia runoff

Month of Ramadan fasting for many Muslims begins Monday

Mexican villagers beseech volcano goddess for rain, safety

Breakfast Blogs

There Are No Sure Things in a Crisis of This Level. But Democrats Must Move to Impeach. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Didn’t Mueller Hold Counterintelligence Suspect Mike Flynn Responsible for Sanctions Call? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Impeachment is the nuclear option. It’s time to push the button. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The New Consensus: It’s All Trump’s Fault tristero, Hullabaloo

Asleep at the Senate Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Desperation of the Democratic Establishment to Believe Everything is OK Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

For the Record: The Rice and Fall Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

SO WHAT YOU’RE SAYING, NANCY, IS THAT IF TRUMP REJECTS THE ELECTION RESULTS, YOU MIGHT DEFER TO HIM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog