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Oct 12 2019

The Breakfast Club (Forever Autumn)

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

Columbus lands in Americas; USS Cole bombed in Yemen; Soviet leader Khrushchev bangs shoe at UN; Blast rips Bali nightclub; Opera’s Luciano Pavarotti born; Singer John Denver dies in plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

In America, with all of its evils and faults, you can still reach through the forest and see the sun. But we don’t know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.

Dick Gregory

Breakfast News

Fast-moving fire drives thousands from California homes

Trump administration pays NGOs who helped migrants

Judges block green card denials for immigrants on public aid

UAW letter to GM indicates that strike won’t end quickly

US appeals court skeptical of Trump’s Medicaid work rules

Appeals court rules House should get Trump financial records

Former envoy defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its owners

Greta Thunberg tells Denver rally: ‘We are the change’

Big avocado earns Hawaii family Guinness World Records honor

Ethiopia’s reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Tokyo eerily quiet, bracing for worst typhoon in 6 decades

Turkish forces advance in Syria as US troops come under fire

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Turkish invasion raises fears of Islamic State prison break

Thousands of Nigerian hunters prepare to chase Boko Haram

Spanish government vows to exhume Franco before election

Broken angels: Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame

Breakfast Blogs

The Latest Hero Exposing Trump’s Corruption Has a Name, and She Is Not F*cking Around Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Consider How Paul Manafort’s Fate May Have Affected Marie Yovanovitch emptwheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Do Lev Parnas and David Correia Have A Connection To Sale Of Trump Properties To Russians In South Florida? Jim White, emptywheel

Hey, those Kurds don’t pay, Saudi Arabia does. Soooo… digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

You’re all in or you’re out Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Need for a Bipartisan Stand Against the White House Counsel Letter Greg T. Nunziata, Just Security

The Cipollone Letter: Trouble in the White House Counsel’s Office Bob Bauer, Lawfare

You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with do you? Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“They’re All Friends” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Medium Cool Indeed Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

In Case You Were Wondering About Me and Facebook… driftglass, at his blog

DONALD TRUMP AND THE INTENTIONAL FALLACY Steve M., No More Mister Mice Blog

Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Is In Ur Congress Telling The Ukraine Secretz Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Let’s Meet Rudy Giuliani’s Team Of Dipsh*ts, Most Of Whom Are In Jail Or Under House Arrest In Vienna Right Now Evan Hurst, Wonkette

At CNN Town Hall, Democrats Talk About LGBTQ People Like They Are People Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Sorry About Your Trump Slob Picnic, Minneapolis Doktor Zoom, Wonkette