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May 23 2019

The Breakfast Club (Compromise)

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

Top Nazi official Heinrich Himmler commits suicide; Israel captures fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann; Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde killed; Industrialist John D. Rockefeller dies; Golf legend Sam Snead dies.

Breakfast Tunes

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Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions. Harvey Milk

Breakfast News

Rivers rising in waterlogged central US; more rain to come

Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

US says Trump coal moves hasten but don’t increase emissions

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

Girl, 10, 6th known child to die after US border detention

Texas approves $3 billion in flood control after Harvey

Interior boss: No monument changes planned, but up to Trump

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID’d on Alabama coast

Sea dragons captivate visitors at California aquarium

US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance

Last days of May? UK leader in peril as Brexit offer slammed

Supreme leader criticizes Iran’s politicians amid US tension

Russian opposition leader’s associate jailed for 20 days

Ukraine’s parliament snubs new president on election law

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Lost It in the Rose Garden After His Attempted Power Play With Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Trump Believed He Could Withhold the June 9 Email: Because He Succeeded in Withholding Moscow Trump Tower Ones

Competition in Amazon Warehouses Echidne, at her blog

The economy isn’t helping Trump digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Improving lives and shaving margins Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

When Is a “Literally True” Statement False and a Crime Stephen Gillers, Just Security

War Crimes, Pardons and the Attorney General Margaret Colgate Love, Lawfare

The Rheeist Scam Eric Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A One-Way Ratchet Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and money

What’s wrong with our culture in one data point and one quote Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Unless You Start Arresting People, Impeachment Is the Only Play Left for Congress The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Infrastructure Week Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

FOR HER NEXT TRICK, NANCY PELOSI SHOULD DEMAND TO SEE TRUMP’S ALLEGED HEALTHCARE PLAN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog