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Jun 29 2019

The Breakfast Club (Promises)

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 U.S. Supreme Court effectively voids state death penalty laws; Jerusalem reunified under Israeli control after the Six-Day War; Singer Rosemary Clooney and actress Katharine Hepburn die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Breakfast News

Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

Oregon Republican senators end walkout over carbon bill

NC redistricting fight turns to state courts after ruling

Flint hears from prosecutors who dropped water charges

Thousands gather at Stonewall 50 years after LGBTQ uprising

Burning man OK with attendance cap; will fight searches

MLB scraps 2020 Asia opener; Manfred eyes more Europe games

New Jersey tops Nevada in sports betting volume in May

Migrant aid ship captain arrested; Italy police boat rammed

US, Taliban open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

Sudan’s army warns of violence during planned rallies

UN report: 7,500 kids killed or wounded in Yemen since 2013

Putin fires new broadside against Western liberalism

Turkmen president celebrates birthday with new gas refinery

Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis to Italy

AP PHOTOS: Spanish town hosts annual wine battle

Breakfast Blogs

Senate Democrats Just Cut the Legs Out From Underneath Their House Colleagues Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Amid Description of Kushner’s Shadow Foreign Policy, Tillerson Counters a Jared Claim to Mueller about Kirill Dmitriev’s Plan emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Freedom And Inequality: Introduction and Index Ed Walker, emptywheel

Very stable genius at work digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A simple choice, really Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Anticipating the President’s Way Around the War Powers Resolution on Iran: Lessons of the 1980s Tanker Wars Todd Buchwald, Just Security

Asylum Officers: Remain in Mexico ‘Virtually Guarantees’ Unlawful Removal of Asylum Seekers Andrew Patterson, Lawfare

t’s Donald Trump’s Court And We Have to Live With It Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Rebuilding American Diplomatic Capital Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Why doesn’t the left attack Trump from the right, and other dilemmas Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

JUST A REMINDER TO BRET STEPHENS OF WHICH RECENT U.S. PRESIDENT SPOKE THE MOST SPANISH Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog