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Dec 19 2019

The Breakfast Club (The Highest Bidder)

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

President Bill Clinton impeached; General George Washington opens camp at Valley Forge; Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol” is first published; Apollo 17 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean; ‘The Music Man’ opens on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

George Washington

Breakfast News

President Donald Trump impeached by US House, 3rd in history

Court: Part of ‘Obamacare’ invalid, more review needed

Administration seeks to bar convicted immigrants from asylum

Plan to import cheaper Canadian drugs advances under Trump

Uber to pay $4.4 million to end federal sex harassment probe

California expands insurance protections in wildfire areas

ashington governor wants to spend $300M to help homeless

$1.5M agreement permanently keeps Utah trail open to hikers

Man stuffs shrimp down pants in California grocery thefts

Cuba blasts US over end of medical missions in some nations

Ukraine, separatists fail to agree on prisoner exchange

Macron, under strike pressure, mulls changes to pension plan

UK services industry sees little joy in post-Brexit world

European planet-studying mission launches from South America

WHO sees tobacco drop among men, but vaping effects unclear

India rejects final death sentence appeal in 2012 gang rape

Breakfast Blogs

‘Politics Don’t Corrupt People. People Corrupt Politics.’ Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Entire Republican Party Owns Trump’s Crimes Going Forward emptywheel aka Marcy Wheel, emptywheel

Oh look, more evidence of Trump’s criminality digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Festivus arrives early Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Trump-Giuliani Election Plan: Manipulating Voters Viola Gienger, Just Security

Peak Cillizza Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Will bicameralism be the death of American democracy? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 597 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

THAT’S NOT A MISREADING OF THE CONSTITUTION — TRUMP IS JUST A REPUBLICAN NARCISSIST Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

https://www.wonkette.com/weep-weep-for-sad-and-friendless-wayne-lapierre-hes-having-a-real-hard-time Liz Dye, Wonkette

Ken Starr Declares Trump’s Impeachment Invalid, And He Would Know Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch Goes On ‘Fox & Friends’ To Do War On War On Christmas Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Georgia Voter Purge Makes Strong Case For Return Of General Sherman Doktor Zoom, Wonkette