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May 24 2019

The Breakfast Club (Memories)

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

Samuel Morse opens America’s first telegraph line; Four men sentenced for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; Britain’s Queen Victoria born; The Brooklyn Bridge opens; Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.

Bob Dylan

Breakfast News

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

APNewsBreak: Police won’t fight California use-of-force bill

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

Far from border, US cities feel effect of migrant releases

US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises

New Florida law bans release of mass shooting recordings

Legal experts: California reporter did not commit crime

Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery

Northern Arizona gets rare dose of late-season snow

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

Strong showing for pro-EU parties in Dutch EU vote

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

UK’s May delays Brexit bill, faces showdown on resignation

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote

Kenya court to rule if gay relations are criminal acts

UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo

Breakfast Blogs

Voters Created a Commission to Stop Insane Gerrymandering? Defund the Commission! Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr’s Bullshit Claim that Trump Obstructed the Investigation Out of Frustration and Anger emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Elizabeth Warren Earned A Lot? The Horror! Echidne, at her blog

Tillerson says Putin outplayed Trump. Did anyone doubt it? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves tristero, Hullabaloo

Beltway Rock-Paper-Scissors

Indictment of Assange for Espionage Directly Threatens Press Freedoms Gabriel Schoenfeld, Just Security

The Perils and Opportunities of Mueller’s Testimony Bob Bauer, Lawfare

How A Real American Gets Paid Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Vietnam’s War Environmental Legacy Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

More of this please Paul Campmos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How The Mainstream Media Feeds The Wingnut Ecosystem driftglass, at his blog

Anti-Fascist Roundup Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Blogs

TRUMP FINDS PROMISING NEW GROUND FOR REPUBLICAN EXTREMISM — WAR CRIMES Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog