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Sep 13 2019

The Breakfast Club (Sea Of Change)

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

Israel and the Palestinians sign a major accord; President George W. Bush takes responsibility for the federal response to Hurricane Katrina; Attica prison uprising ends; Rapper Tupac Shakur dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The storm came. Lives were washed away. Ancient pains resurfaced. Now it is time for a sea of change.

Tavis Smiley

Breakfast News

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

Crew was asleep when fatal boat fire ignited, officials say

Chaotic talks show challenge of reaching opioid settlement

Oregon pot retailers begin pulling vape brands in lung scare

GOP rejects cuts to wall funding, Dems threaten filibuster

CEOs speak out on gun violence, want Congressional action

New York City looks to repeal ‘gay conversion therapy’ ban

Sage grouse numbers stumble in Montana, across US West

Johnson denies lying to queen, wins Brexit court case

Bahamas tackles massive clean-up after Dorian, 1,300 missing

Under US pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy

New data shows Israeli settlement surge in east Jerusalem

Russian police raid opposition activists’ homes in 43 cities

Southeast Spain hit by worst storms on record, 2 dead

English Channel dolphins carry ‘toxic cocktail’ of chemicals

Breakfast Blogs

North Carolina Just Came Storming Back in the Race to Be the Nation’s Most Insane State Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The January 30 Memo Doesn’t Help Flynn Like the Frothy Right Thinks It Does emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What happens if the House doesn’t impeach … and he wins? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

”We are the Corp. Resistance is futile.” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

If National Security Was Driving Immigration Arrests, Employers Would be Charged Too Brain Owsley, Just Security

Supreme Court Stays Asylum Injunction: Signal on the Merits or Procedural Snag? Peter Margulies, Lawfare

Forget the long con Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

NC Republicans Want to Destroy Representative Democracy So More Poor People Will Die Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Future of Our Fascist Government Agency Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Whom Should Facebook Believe About Medically Necessary Abortions, Actual Doctors or Lila Rose? Roby Pennacchia, Wonkette

Eugene Scalia As Trump’s New Secretary Of Labor? Smother Us With A Pillow, We’re Dead! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Is Mike Pompeo A Heat-Seeking Missile For Henry Kissinger’s Ass? The News Says Maybe! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

TRUMP IS GOING TO BE SO TICKED OFF WHEN THEY DON’T GIVE HIM THE NOBEL FOR THIS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog