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Jan 24 2020

The Breakfast Club (News Hour)

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.

This Day in History

James Marshall finds a gold nugget;Winston Churchill dies;Ted Bundy is executed;Thurgood Marshall dies;John Belushi born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Jim Lehrer ( May 19, 1934 – January 23, 2020)

There’s only one interview technique that matters… Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your homework, prepare.

Jim Lehrer

Breakfast News

Florida Supreme Court on the death penalty: We got it wrong

Coalition of states sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns

Trump administration strips pollution safeguards from drinking water sources

Puerto Ricans protest in anger over unused emergency aid

9 parents separated from families return to children in US

California bill would make utilities pay some blackout costs

Trump ups mileage proposal slightly over Obama standard

A stolen copy of a rare Christopher Columbus letter has been recovered — and it’s not the first time

China expands lockdowns to 25M people to halt viral outbreak

Mexican guardsmen break up migrant caravan along highway By PETER ORSI2 hours ago

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans

Next stop, Brexit: Britain’s EU divorce bill becomes law

Doomsday Clock moves closest to midnight in 73-year history

Storm Gloria kills 11 in Spain, causes wide coastal damage

Mount Vesuvius blast turned ancient victim’s brain to glass

For hippo Fiona’s 3rd birthday, zoo seeks aid for Australia

Switzerland mints world’s smallest gold coin

Breakfast Blogs

Adam Schiff Just Upped the Historical Ante at the Senate Impeachment Trial Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

FISC Reveals DOJ Has Withdrawn Probable Cause Assertion for Two of Carter Page Applications emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Trump Has-Beens digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Nothing to fear but no fear

What Sort of “Abuse of Power” Would Amount to an Impeachable Offense? Philip Bobbitt, Just Security

Donald the Economically Populist Dove’s Latest Blow to the Neoliberal Order Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The New Jim Crow: John Roberts Edition Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Hot Lesbian Never Trumper Action Here! driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Miscellany Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Republican Believe the United States Is So Weak That It Couldn’t Handle Removing Trump from Office The Rude Pundit, at his blog

DOES THE RIGHT EVEN NEED TO MAINTAIN A COVER-UP? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

If Tulsi Gabbard Wants To Ride One Of Devin Nunes’s Cows, She Should Just Ask Liz Dye, Wonkette

Bored Sixth-Graders Offer Tips To Help Republicans Behave Themselves At Impeachment Trial Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Stupid Man Who Is Somehow US President Embarrasses Himself At Davos Stephen Robinson, Wonkette