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Jul 24 2019

The Breakfast Club (Fire ‘Em)

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

A key ruling during the Watergate scandal; Nixon and Khrushchev hold a ‘kitchen debate’ during the Cold War; Brigham Young and Mormon followers arrive in present-day Utah; Apollo 11’s crew returns home.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I don’t want to overthrow the government. I wanna fire ’em.

Gallagher

Breakfast News

GOP, Dems offer compromise to reduce drug costs for seniors

Georgia abortion law foes seek to keep it from taking effect

Civil Rights panel: Disabled students of color punished more

Immigration roundup that targeted 2,100 nets 35 arrests

FDA warns top marijuana company for making CBD health claims

Deadly 2018 Amtrak crash caused by safety oversights, delays

Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns

Planetary Society’s solar sail appears to deploy properly

Sweet mess: Syrup spills at edge of French Quarter

Southern California nest cam eagle flies for 1st time

Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

Opposition rallies as Venezuela blackout eases in some areas

Trump threatens Guatemala after its court blocks asylum deal

Ukraine president’s party gets solid parliament majority

Acting Spain PM fails in first chance to form government

Breakfast Blogs

Chuck Schumer Is Not a Wartime Consigliere Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Robert Mueller Asked To Be Instructed To Hew To the Report emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Back Pain, Heat And The Male Gaze In Art Echidne, at her blog

Three little questions digby aka Heather Digby Parton. Hullabaloo

Portrait of the Special Prosecutor tristero, Hullabaloo

The only thing we have to fear is no excitement Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Mueller Hearing Risks Narrowing the Range of Impeachable Offenses Ryan Goodman and John T. Nelson, Just Security

Department of Homeland Security Expands Expedited Removal Designation Vishnu Kannan, Lawfare

All the Indispensable Men Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Amy Wax and white supremacy Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Naught at the Museum driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Where’s My Article 2, Dude? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Impeachment Is Not Just About Mueller The Rude Pundit, at his blog