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Jun 22 2019

The Breakfast Club (Summer Breeze)

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

France falls to Nazi Germany on what becomes a day of several key events during World War II; Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in their boxing rematch; Entertainers Judy Garland and Fred Astaire die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Everything does go in a circle.

Cyndi Lauper

Breakfast News

Court tosses black man’s murder conviction over racial bias

Missouri rejects license renewal for lone abortion clinic

Justices: Landowner can take property case to federal court

Justices: Proof needed that person knew he couldn’t have gun

House Democrats unveil $4.5B border measure

Chicago mayor says police won’t assist ICE in migrant sweep

Explosions, fire rock US oil refinery; gas prices could rise

Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border

US agency seeks ‘hosts’ for rotting whales amid die-off

LGBTQ news coverage still evolving 50 years after Stonewall

Firefighter uses YouTube duck calls to rescue ducklings

Georgians keep protesting despite speaker’s resignation

Mexico says National Guard deployment is complete

Thousands call for climate action, target German coal mine

UN agencies urge Italy to let migrants get off rescue boat

Europeans urge US, Iran to step back from confrontation

India uses yoga diplomacy to assert rising global influence

Emaciated polar bear found in Russia taken for treatment

Study: Lethal plastic trash now common in Greece’s whales

UK study shows seal singing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’

Breakfast Blogs

I Don’t Make Predictions, But It Sure Seems Like Trump Could Get Trounced in 2020 Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Judge Amy Berman Jackson, District Court for the District of Columbia, kept Marcy Wheeler, at her blog emptywheel, really busy Friday analyzing the rulings coming from her courtroom regarding Roger Stone and Paul Manafort:

Roger Stone’s Latest: When Legal Categories of Innocent or Guilty become Disinformation and Pardon

Manafort Told Hannity Gates Was in for the Long Haul after Discussing Pardons with Him

Paul Manafort Seemed Certain Mueller Would Indict Jared Kushner

Friday Coleslaw: The Finnish Cabinet, A Rose, The Female Bomber Pilots in WWII and Conducting-While-Female Echidne, at her blog

“The critical moment will come when American personnel are killed” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Regime change begins at home Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Call Them Concentration Camps Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I Don’t See Any Method At All, Sir (Redux) DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Crocked and loaded Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns and Money

When David Brooks Runs Out of Things to Write About… driftglass, at his blog

My God How the Money Rolls In Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Math Is Amazing: Virtually None of the Migrants Seeking Asylum Are Violent Criminals The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Test the Damn Coatdress!!!!!! Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

DID TRUMP GIN UP A NEAR-WAR BECAUSE HE COULDN’T BEAR CEDING THE NEWS CYCLE TO DEMOCRATS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog