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May 13 2019

The Breakfast Club (The Senate)

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

: Pope John Paul II shot; English colonists arrive at what becomes Jamestown; Winston Churchill gives his first speech as British prime minister; The U.S. declares war on Mexico; Singer Stevie Wonder born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

‘s like going into the Senate. You know, the first time you get there, you’re all excited, ‘My God, how did I ever get here?’ Then, about six months later, you say, ‘How the hell did the rest of them get here?’

Mike Gravel

Breakfast News

Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance in US

More ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans advancing in South, Midwest

States seek explicit patient consent for pelvic exams

California reporter vows to protect source after police raid

Heavy rains in South leave some trapped, others afloat

50 trombones given out to honor slain Parkland student

US deployments across Mideast factor in Iran tensions

Millions vote in Philippine elections crucial to Duterte

Maduro’s foes fill embassies in Venezuela as crisis deepens

Oman says it will reopen its embassy in Iraq

South Africa chief vows to purge ANC of ‘deviant tendencies’

UAE says 4 ships targeted by ‘sabotage’ off its east coast

Breakfast Blogs

Mike Pence Blew the Lid Off Trump’s Strategy for the Courts Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump’s Excuse for His Promised Speech on Hillary Clinton emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Yet another assault on America’s system digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Trump To Government: Don’t Publish the Truth If It Makes Me Look Bad tristero, Hullabaloo

Don’t mediate. Organize. Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 471 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Centrism Silver (™) May Be Right For You! dritglass, at his blog

Electability Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

ON OUTREACH, BUTTIGIEG SCOLDS, WHILE WARREN ACTS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog