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Apr 28 2020

The Breakfast Club (Best Form Of Government)

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

Italy’s dictator Benito Mussolini killed; Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein born; Muhammad Ali refuses military induction during the Vietnam War; The first space tourist; ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.

James Monroe

Breakfast News

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Barr to prosecutors: Look for unconstitutional virus rules

As fewer people fly, rate of guns found in bags by TSA jumps

Virus leads New York to nix Democratic presidential primary

Supreme Court dodges N.Y. firearms case in defeat for gun rights advocates

Supreme Court rules Congress must pay Obamacare insurers

Federal trial opens over Florida’s felon voting law

Small business loan program restarts, runs into snags

As NY COVID-19 deaths drop, Cuomo outlines regional restarts

Masks, temperature checks mark ‘new normal’ at restaurants

Back to the pool: USA Swimming unveils tentative schedule

Firefighters, police join huge birthday parade for young boy

Brazil edges toward being next big coronavirus hot spot

Mosque’s makeshift morgue shows virus toll on UK minorities

Questions over Kim’s health highlight intelligence limits

Netanyahu ‘confident’ US will support West Bank annexation

UK says it won’t extend EU talks despite virus upheaval

Erdogan backs cleric who claims homosexuality brings disease

Notre Dame Cathedral worksite refitted for virus safety

No orange crush: Dutch celebrate King’s Day at home

Asia Today: Surfers back in the water in New Zealand, Bondi

Breakfast Blogs

Mike Pompeo May Get the U.S. Back in the Iran Deal Just to Destroy It Completely Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Mitch McConnell Just Helped Trump Take Kentucky’s Cops and Teachers Hostage emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Shi Zhengli Provides Proof SARS CoV-2 Was Not An Accidental Release From Wuhan Institute of Virology Jim White, emptywheel

The President And The Pandemic Echidne, at her blog

A wartime president digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Who makes the life or death supply decisions for your state? Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Death in excess Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump and the Personalization of the Congressional Spending Power Samuel Rebo, Lawfare

Trump the quitter Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

New York’s Disastrous Failure of Governance Scott Lemeiux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Ongoing Adventures of the Club to Which You Do Not Belong driftglass, at his blog

President on Drugs: Update Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

EVEN IN HIS OWN SELF-INTEREST, TRUMP WON’T ACKNOWLEDGE ELDER VOTERS’ HEALTH FEARS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

State Department Brain Trust Wants To Enforce Iran Deal It Tore Up Two Years Ago Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump Knows What To Bleach Out Of Coronavirus Briefings, And It Is All The Science Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Conspiracy Jerks Ruin Random Lady’s Life After Declaring Her Patient Zero Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Ron DeSantis Managed Not To COVID-19 Everyone To Death In Florida, So That’s Something Stephen Robinson, Wonkette