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Oct 24 2019

The Breakfast Club (Fragile Craft)

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

Dawn of the UN; Dwight Eisenhower vows to end the Korean War; Suspects caught in D.C.-area sniper shootings; Concorde makes last trans-Atlantic flight; ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.

Adlai Stevenson I

Breakfast News

ICE withdraws big fines for immigrants living in churches

As teachers strike, Chicago mayor offers $838M deficit fix

Investigators: Outlaw biker gang growing at alarming rate

Maryland’s attorney general sues Kushner apartment company

Florida Senate backs sheriff’s ouster over Parkland shooting

Most states not giving driver’s license data to Washington By MIKE SCHNEIDER36 minutes ago

California utility begins another blackout amid fire fears

Shutdown of nuke plant has a surprising stinging consequence

Judge eases Christmas tree-cutting ban in fight over owl

Official: Solving wild horse problem will take $5B, 15 years

Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech rivals pose a threat

Syria’s Assad gets a prize with US withdrawal, Russia deal

Johnson’s future, and UK’s, rests on EU move on Brexit delay

Iraq official: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks

In Mexico, ‘green gold’ brings both riches and violence

Tunisia’s new president vows to fight for women’s rights

Putin aims to boost Moscow’s clout with Russia-Africa summit

Former top general gets a shot at forming Israeli government

Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protests

Protests rage in Chile despite president’s reform promise

PM Conte defends Italy’s intelligence contacts with US

Spanish village gears up for dictator Franco’s remains By ARITZ PARRAtoday

Breakfast Blogs

You Can Pick Out All Your Favorite Wingnuts as They Commit a Dangerous Breach of National Security Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr’s DOJ Engaged in Conspiracy to Defraud the US on Trump’s July 25 Meeting emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

We Can Learn A Lot From That Lev Parnas Photo With Ivana Trump Jim white, emptywheel

Trump’s Ukrainian goombahs are claiming executive privilegeD digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Tuesday was bad for Trump; today could be worse Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump Views U.S. Taxpayer Dollars As His Personal Checkbook Kate Brannen, Just Security

A riot of our own Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Lordstown, Revisited Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

That’s why pencils have erasers Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Crooks Brothers Riot ™ driftglass, at his Blog

Literary Corner: I Have Seen Numbers Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Note to Republicans on Impeachment Hearings: C’mon. We All Know What Happened The Rude Pundit, at his blog

THE BELTWAY’S FANTASY GOP VS. THE REAL GOP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Elizabeth Warren Scaring Billionaires So Much They’re Going As Her For Halloween Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

SDNY And Chicago Investigating Giuliani’s Pals Together, Is That GOOD Or BAD For Rudy? Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Trump Lawyers Defend His Constitutional Right To Shoot Someone On Fifth Avenue Five Dollar Feminist, Wonketee