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Dec 12 2019

The Breakfast Club (Collective Goal)

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

A divided U.S. Supreme Court halts the presidential recount in Florida, effectively making Republican George W. Bush the winner.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It’s the individual effort of everybody working together towards a collective goal that causes real, effective change in America and in the world.

David Hogg

Breakfast News

As Newtown students grow up, some turn to activism

Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrants

California calls pot smoke, THC a risk to moms-to-be

Prosecutors want bail revoked for Giuliani associate

Arizona official in human smuggling case seeks to keep seat

Charges dropped, brothers move to sue NYC for hemp-pot mixup

Decency rule nixed after Alaska swimmer disqualified

Arkansas temporarily halted from enforcing meat-labeling law

UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler

Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill

Chicago prosecutor to vacate 1,000 marijuana convictions

Leaders scramble for final votes as UK’s ugly election ends

Israel to hold 3rd straight election, prolonging stalemate

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi defends Myanmar army in genocide case

Protesters vent their anger as UN climate talks stutter

EU to offer billions to help poorer EU nations cut emissions

Turkey doesn’t rule out force to halt drilling off Cyprus

New Zealand volcano vents steam, death toll now at 16

Thunberg ‘a bit surprised’ to be Time Person of the Year

Breakfast Blogs

We wish Charlie Pierce a speedy recovery from the injuries he sustained when he was struck by a car this past weekend. He was walking in a crosswalk when he was struck. He’s able to tweet so that’s a good thing.

American Democracy Needs Better Reporters than Pete Williams emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Character assassination from the bully pulpit digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Anti-Semitism Is About to Become Official US Policy tristero, Hullabaloo

Desperately seeking Aaron Sorkin Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

D.C. Circuit Considers Limits on Guantanamo Detention Patricia Stottlemyer, Just Security

None dare call it political correctness Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Is Total Obstruction Irrespective of the Merits the Only Way to Beat Trump? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 595 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Horowitzmas Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER ACQUITTAL Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Feds Finally Find Mexican Voter Fraud In California. He Voted For Trump. Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Oh, ADAM SCHIFF Is The Dirty Ukraine Corruption Moneylaunderer Stealer Man, GOT IT RUDES. Liz Dye, Wonkette