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May 14 2019

The Breakfast Club (Sentimental Journey)

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

Colonists go ashore in Virginia to set up Jamestown; Lewis and Clark begin to explore Louisiana Territory; Israel founded; Skylab launched; Movie producer George Lucas born; Singer Frank Sinatra dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Doris Day ( April 3, 1922 – May 13, 2019)

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

George Lucas

Breakfast News

Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

Public safety, civil rights groups battle over face ID tech

Planes, buses moving migrants from crowded border shelters

Escalating US-China trade war sends stocks plunging

Judge blocks release of Coast Guard officer called terrorist

Amnesty International: China-owned NYC building denies lease

US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year

Noisy Yellowstone geyser roars back to life after 3 years

Tankers reported damaged off UAE on major oil trade route

Violence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form

Power play: Papal aide’s manhole act angers Italy’s Salvini

Sweden to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks’ Assange

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

Albania protesters hurl flaming objects after calls for calm

France, New Zealand to launch a call to end online extremism

Denied graves by Nazis, resistance fighters finally buried

Breakfast Blogs

The Great Patriotic Trade War Rages On, Even If the President* Doesn’t Know What a Tariff Is Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

A Tale of Three (Former) Mueller Dockets emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Sweden Reopens Assange Rape Case bmaz, emptywheel

They must act digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Orban and Anti-Semitism tristero, Hullabaloo

A political divorce Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Right wing politicians want you to know that Jews will not replace them Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Daydream Believing Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Mooney

Literary Corner: Trade Wars Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

HOW HARD IS IT TO IMAGINE ARMED AMERICANS ATTACKING DOCTORS IN A MEDICAL CRISIS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog