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Dec 11 2019

The Breakfast Club (Where The Wind Blows)

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

Britain’s King Edward steps down; Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declare war on the United States; UNICEF organization launches; ‘Magnum PI’ makes television debut

Breakfast Tunes

Marie “Roxette” Fredriksson 30 May 1958 – 9 December 2019

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Democracy relies on free speech. Yes, say anything you want, but it relies even more on the speech being truthful. It is the truth, after all, that sets us free.

John F. Kerry

Breakfast News

Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build border wall

Report: black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billions

Congress finalizes bill restoring black college funding

Kentucky’s new governor reorganizes school board on day one

Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations

Facebook rebuffs US AG over access to encrypted messages

Richmond gets a new soaring statue, this one with dreadlocks

8 macaroni penguins hatch at Kansas City Zoo

Baby white rhino gets name, frolics in mud at San Diego zoo

UK’s Johnson pushes his Brexit message as election nears

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn: Redistribute UK wealth, tax the rich

Alberto Fernández inaugurated as president of Argentina

Afghanistan’s Karzai tells AP that US cash fed corruption

Nobel winner Abiy says ‘hell’ of war fueled desire for peace

Thousands rally around Holocaust survivor in Milan

In Sweden’s Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving

Breakfast Blogs

The Flynn Predication emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Will the Senate muster the cojones to deny Trump his show trial? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“more than enough proof exists for the House to impeach” tristero, Hullabaloo

All the president’s alchemists Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Republicans are Playing a Dangerous Game Alex Finley, Just Security

Covert Military Information Operations and the New NDAA: The Law of the Gray Zone Evolves Robert Chesney, Lawfare

Bill Barr Ratchets Up Authoritarian Lies Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today in the Sixth Extinction Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Impeachment Day driftglass, at his blog

Urgency Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

A Few Questions for Enraged Republicans The Rude Pundit, at his blog

OUT OF DEEP CONCERN FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

IG Report Takes 476 Pages To Destroy Every Conspiracy Theory In Trump’s Stupid Leaking Brain Evan Hurst, Wonkette

That Creep Who Keeps Running Against Maxine Waters Arrested For Stalking :/ Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Supreme Court: If You Want An Abortion In Kentucky, You Have To Let A Doctor Sexually Assault You Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Who’s Ugly Crying Now? Us, After Reading About Trump’s Newest Judge Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

https://www.wonkette.com/trump-does-a-favor-though-for-russians-in-oval-office Liz Dye, Wonkette