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Jul 29 2019

The Breakfast Club (Bribery)

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

Britain’s Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer; Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini born; President Dwight Eisenhower signs an act creating NASA; Artist Vincent Van Gogh dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Breakfast News

Woman set to replace Puerto Rico’s governor doesn’t want job

Mississippi River city ponders a wall it has long rejected

Plan halted to house migrant kids at Oklahoma Army base

Documents detail probe of man charged with aiding migrants

Catholic charities tested by abuse scandals, border crisis

Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kong protesters

Diplomats recommit to saving Iran deal, oppose US sanctions

Syria keeps up deadly bombardment of rebel-held town

Romanian leader floats harsher penalties for murder, rape

Breakfast Blogs

Here’s Another ‘Precarious Legal Situation’ to Avoid a Presidential* Tantrum Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

There Are More Charges Pending for George Nader or an Accomplice emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Ahab As Randian Hero Ed Walker, emptywheel

How To Play The Political Game Trump Started With The Cummings Tweets Echidne, at her blog

The Democrats don’t need any more information to impeach President Trump digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What dirt will journalists find on DNI nominee Ratcliffe? Spocko. Hulabaloo

Shorter Maureen Dowd tristero, Hullabaloo

Staring into the abyss Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Bipartisan Agreement on Election Security—And a Partisan Fight Anyway Scott R. Anderson, Eugenia Lostri, Quinta Jurecic, and Margaret Taylor, Just Security

Fascists on the Border Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Campus PC is out of control Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Another Brick in the Wall Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Brooks sights the rare White Democrat Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Better Press Corps, Please (Mueller Edition) Tom Hilton, No More Mister Nice Blog