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Oct 16 2019

The Breakfast Club (Twilight)

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

John Brown raids Harper’s Ferry; France’s Marie Antoinette beheaded; John Paul II chosen as pope; Chile’s ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet detained; ‘Baby Jessica’ rescued; Novelist James Michener dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such a twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of darkness.

William O. Douglas

Breakfast News

Missouri appeals court overturns $110 million talc verdict

California oil facility fire prompts warnings to residents

Trump’s lawyers ready for Supreme Court in tax record fight

Appeals court to hold rehearing on Trump hotel lawsuit

New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years

Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in opioid case

Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees

Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species?

Russia seeks to cement its role as power broker in Syria

Trump’s sanctions won’t bite a vulnerable Turkish economy

Catalan protesters, police clash for second straight night

EU: Brexit deal in sight but UK must still do more

Haiti president breaks silence, says will not resign

Romanian president asks Ludovic Orban to form new government

France OKs bill legalizing IVF for lesbians, single women

Breakfast Blogs

I Knew John Bolton Liked Regime Change, I Just Assumed He Meant Overseas Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Significance of Fiona Hill’s Testimony: “Whatever Drug Deal Sondland and Mulvaney Are Cooking Up” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump’s doctrine: bellicose, economic imperialism digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Staying-home-while-black Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Can Turkey be Expelled from NATO? It’s Legally Possible, Whether or Not Politically Prudent Aurel Sari, Just Security

Princeton Professor Attacks Elizabeth Warren For Having Too Many Affluent Supporters Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

By New Year’s Day This Will Be The New York Times… driftglass, at his blog

IS TULSI GABBARD THE GOP’S FAVORITE DEMOCRAT? THE NEW YORK TIMES OPINION SECTION IS ON IT! Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Republicans On Another Voter Roll Purging Binge Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Hey, Can Trump Sue Adam Schiff And Nancy Pelosi For ‘Bad Phone Call’? A Constitutionsplainer! Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

LOL Rudy Giuliani, It’s So Much Worse For You Than We Thought! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Can Mike Bloomberg Save Democrats, His Bank Account From Elizabeth Warren? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Don Junior Knows Who Is A Failson And It Is LOOK OVER THERE! Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette