Nov 27 2019

The Breakfast Club (Bedrock Of Democracy)

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

San Francisco Mayor shot to death; Gerald Ford named as Richard Nixon’s Vice President; Doctors perform world’s first partial face transplant; Playwright Eugene O’Neill dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing.

Caroline Kennedy

Breakfast News

One-two punch of storms threatens Thanksgiving travel in US

How a small stretch of ocean stirred a conservation movement

US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants

Pennsylvania enacts law ending time limits for criminal charges in future child sexual abuse cases

FAA says it will handle all approvals for new Max jets

NYC commuters enjoy Thanksgiving feast on subway car

Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end

Rescuers comb building rubble after Albanian quake kills 21

Ukraine focuses on uprooting corruption amid US scrutiny

Spanish police tow drug submarine to port

Israel charges extremist Jewish leader with incitement

Uber loses license in London over safety, vows to appeal

Breakfast Blogs

Yeah, This Ruling Says Don McGahn Must Testify. It’s Also a Heroic Defense of the Constitutional Order. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Government Prepares to Argue that Transmitting Information *To* WikiLeaks Makes the Vault 7 Leak Different emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

There is yet another Trump corruption scandal nobody’s paying attention to digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Bonfire of the plutocrats Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Trump’s Hold on Ukrainian Military Aid was Illegal Sam Berger, Just Security

The Gallagher Case: President Trump Corrupts the Profession of Arms Geoffrey S. Corn and Rachel E. VanLandingham, Lawfare

Kavanaugh Makes Imminent Roberts Court War on the Regulatory State Official Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hemmer-Rage driftgass, at his blog


Supreme Court Might Let Trump Tell Congress, America To Get Bent Janie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Trump’s Greatest Achievement: The Year 2020 Will Occur On His Watch Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Why Do The Investigations Seem To End Too Early? Cheryl Rofer, Balloon Juice

This post is for true animal lovers

Guest Post: WereBear TaMara, Balloon Juice