Dec 05 2019

The Breakfast Club (Monkey Cage)

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

Prohibition ends in the United States; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies; Walt Disney and Little Richard are born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.

H. L. Mencken

Breakfast News

Nearly 700,000 will lose food stamps with USDA work requirement change

Judge: Purdue workers should get bonuses, but maybe not CEO

California recovers $23M from auto parts makers’ bid rigging

Virginia moves to drop work requirement for Medicaid

Senator: Trade hurting Maine blueberries, farmers need help

Surprising 1st results from NASA’s sun-skimming spacecraft

Hundreds of Yellowstone bison to be culled this winter

Jimmy Carter released from Georgia hospital

Willie Nelson says he’s not smoking, but is still using pot

Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killing

UK’s Boris Johnson juggles NATO summit with electioneering

UN says 58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Mauritania

EU deputy: Not a bad idea to question Malta PM in slaying

OPEC nations grapple with oversupply of oil

Official: Japanese doctor dies after attack in Afghanistan

Breakfast Blogs

Let’s Not Lose Sight of the Fact That Bill Barr Is an Absolute Ghoul Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Trump HJC Defenders Claim Ukraine Aid Withheld To Fight Corruption While Rudy Rounds Up Fired Corrupt Ukrainians To Help Trump emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

He’s no puppet, no puppet digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A Really Great Idea for Speaker Pelosi tristero, Hullabaloo

Quod erat demonstrandum Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

With Supreme Court Mired in Dark Money, Time for Large Dose of Transparency Sheldon Whitehouse, Just Security

Revisiting Criminal Obstruction of Justice in the Impeachment Inquiry Masha Simonova, Lawfare

Shorter Jonathan Turley: If Trump is impeached for bribing a foreign country to interfere in a US presidential election, what’s next, impeachment for lying about a blow job? Oh wait I was in favor of that Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Those who want equal protection of the laws give unquestioned deference to the authorities Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 590 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

No, Biden: An Argument Against Joe Because of Impeachment The Rude Pundit, at his blog

General Subterfuge Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

REPUBLICANS, TRIGGERED Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Supreme Court Hears Gun Case, We’re All Gonna Die Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Beto O’Rourke Doing Kickflips … On The Texas House Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

There Aren’t Enough 10-Foot Poles In England For Princess Anne To Touch Donald Trump Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Having Your Kid’s Hymen Inspected Should Definitely Be Illegal Robyn Penacchia, Wonkette