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Aug 01 2019

The Breakfast Club (Fundamentalists)

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 shooting rampage takes place at the University of Texas clock tower; Germany declares war on Russia in World War I; Adolf Hitler opens the Berlin Olympics; Author Herman Melville born; MTV debuts.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The religious fundamentalists of the Republican party are a mirror image of the religious fundamentalists of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

Mona Eltahawy

Breakfast News

Judge blocks IRS rule to halt nonprofit donor disclosures

Georgia Power orders nuclear fuel for newly designed reactor

Utah’s medical pot distribution, growing plans face scrutiny

Groups sue for information on Arctic refuge lease sale

Advocates: ‘Horrible deja vu’ in continued family separation

Arizona asks for US Supreme Court involvement in opioid case

Puerto Rico braces for clashes over island’s next leader

Organizers finally cancel troubled Woodstock 50 festival

Moscow couple shaken but defiant after police crackdown

North Korea says it tested crucial new rocket launch system

Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy

Israel approves Palestinian construction in West Bank

UAE and Iran hold rare talks in Tehran on maritime security

2nd person dies from Ebola in Congo’s city of Goma

Bangladesh grapples with country’s worst dengue outbreak

English Heritage tests video review tech for jousting

Breakfast Blogs

Russia Is Full of Environmental Time Bombs. So Is Detroit. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Federal Judge Destroys the Hopes of RICO Salvation in DNC Lawsuit emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Resistance to impeachment is shrinking digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Beige is the new blue — Democratic moderates Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

If Trump is impeached, will Moscow Mitch even hold a trial? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Golden Parachutes Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Left Was Right About the Right All Along: Part Infinity driftglass, at his blog

Hi It’s Stupid: Medicare For All Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Medicare For All Vs. The Unions Is Some Made-Up Nonsense Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

House Republicans All Quitting Congress Now, Something Something DEMS IN DISARRAY! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

STOP TRYING TO MAKE MARIANNE WILLIAMSON HAPPEN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog