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Feb 19 2020

The Breakfast Club (True Knowledge)

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

U.S. Marines begin landing on Iwo Jima; President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives the U.S. Military the authority to relocate and detain Japanese-Americans.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Nicolaus Copernicus

Breakfast News

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

Judge hears arguments in Jill Stein’s voting machine lawsuit

Tennessee Dems push to move up presidential primary

MIT to caption online videos after discrimination lawsuit

Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

US tells remaining cruise passengers: Stay out for 2 weeks

Soggy neighborhoods under flash-flood warning in Mississippi

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

Netanyahu trial clouds last days of Israel election campaign

Turkey seeks 695 arrests over links to U.S.-based cleric

Russia and Turkey agree on more talks on Syria amid crisis

France to end imam, teacher deals to counter extremism

Farmers block highways in Spain to protest low food prices

Storm-swollen rivers surge in UK, severe flood alerts issued

Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South Sudan

Breakfast Blogs

Elizabeth Warren Needs a Lift. Michael Bloomberg Could Be a Gift from the Gods. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The President’s Conspiracy Theories Get More Whacko than George Papadopoulos’ emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

What Do These ‘Missing’ Candidates Have in Common? Rayne, emptywheel

What’s a little back scratch for Trump’s strongman buds? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s “New Age” of disinformation Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Three Dozen Questions for Congress (and News Media) to Ask Attorney General Barr Joshua Geltzer, Ryan Goodman and Asha Rangappa, Just Security

Bill Barr’s Secret: He’s Pro-Defendant Charlotte Butash and Benjamin Wittes, Lawefare

Ban Open Primaries Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Made Guy Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Corrupt Ex-Governor Update: Trump Continues Emptying Out Arkham Asylum driftglass, at his blog

Bloomberg Plays Turd in the Democratic Punch Bowl The Rude Pundit, at his blog

TRUMP, STILL SOMEWHAT LEASHED Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Alan Dershowitz Peddling Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories To Breitbart, What Fun We Have In Hell! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Rudy Giuliani And Erik Prince Still Very Under Investigation, DOJ Leakers Here To Remind You! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trump Thinks You’d Like A Nice Side Of Mercury With Your Coal Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Damn Right Mitch McConnell Would Fill SCOTUS Seat In Election Year While Ordering Code Red Stephen Robinson, Wonkette