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Jun 17 2019

The Breakfast Club (Transparency)

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 Watergate scandal begins to unfold; The Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution; O.J. Simpson arrested in the slayings of his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman; Singer Kate Smith dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you have nothing to hide, there is no reason not to be transparent.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Breakfast News

Schumer urges FAA to require data recorders in helicopters

Summer camp is newest front in battle with measles outbreak

Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight

Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales

Hawaii’s stunning Kalalau Trail and Haena State Park reopen

Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership

Tens of millions without power in South America blackout

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

Guatemalans choose president amid distrust, flight to US

Boris Johnson skips debate as Tory rivals quizzed on Brexit

Breakfast Blogs

The Republican Party Is Waging War Against Free and Fair Elections in This Country Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Ishmael, the All-American Boy Ed Walker, emptywheel

A Fine Crop of Golf Rayne, emptywheel

Prove it Chief digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

An Obvious Answer to an Absurd Question tristero, Hullabaloo

Tips for Dems when they roll out Trump’s Impeachment Spocko, Hullabaloo

Giving democracy the finger Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How States Foster Violent Extremism and What the United States Should Do About It Nathaniel Allen, Michael Marcusa, Lawrence Rubin, Lawfare

Projection Is A Hell of a Drug Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The man who re-invented Donald Trump Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Nicolás Maduro Can Relax Dave Brockington, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Illiberal Right Throws a Tantrum Adam Serwer, The Atlantic

Impeach the Motherfucker III Betty Cracker, Balloon Juice

Mueller: The Airport Paperback Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THEY’RE SAYING WARREN IS A HILLARY CLONE BECAUSE IT SCARES THEM THAT SHE ISN’T Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog