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Feb 25 2020

The Breakfast Club (Limitless)

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

Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines; Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin; Samuel Colt patents the revolver; Muhammad Ali becomes world boxing champ; Musician George Harrison born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Katherine Johnson August 26, 1918 – February 24, 2020

Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.

Katherine Johnson

Breakfast News

High Court sympathetic to embassy bombing victims in case

GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances

‘A new day’: Harvey Weinstein convicted, led away in cuffs

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma starts ad campaign for claims

US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions

Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

Costs, delays scuttle 124-mile Constitution Pipeline project

World’s first in vitro cheetah cubs born at Ohio zoo

Markets tank on concern about virus impact on world economy

Chancellor Merkel’s CDU party to elect new leader in April

Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace

Zimbabwe’s rural elderly battle hunger amid severe drought

Hero or criminal? Court hears 2 views of WikiLeaks’ Assange

Netanyahu banks on Trump plan to drive up pro-settler votes

Former French prime minister and wife go on trial for fraud By SYLVIE CORBET and NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNYyesterday

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden’s Campaign Is What Happens When the Democratic Party Lacks Imagination Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Carter Page Clauses in the FISA Reform Bill Wouldn’t Help Carter Page emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Modi has Trump’s number digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’sHulllaloo

Maddow: “This is not a warning. The dark days are here.” Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Having a moment Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Dis-Barr the Justice Department Neil Kinkopf, Just Security

House Judiciary Introduces FISA Reauthorization Eliot Setzer, Lawfare

Should Democrats be panicking over Bernie being the nominee? (Spoiler: No) Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Weinstein verdict Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

#Wattlegate: Is the President Digitally Touching Up His Neck? An Investigation driftglass, at his blog

It’s how emperors roll Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THIS IS WHY WE’RE SCREWED IF CORONAVIRUS SPREADS HERE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

White House Purges All Deep State Imperialist Running Dogs It Inexplicably Hired Liz Dye, Wonkette

Want To Make Phyllis Schlafly’s Ghost Real Mad? Let’s Ratify The ERA Already! Robyn Pennacchis, Wonkette

PSA: Do Not Fall For Trump’s Gaslighting Bullsh*t About Russia’s 2020 Election Attacks Evan Hurst, Wonkette