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Jun 16 2020

The Breakfast Club (Pursue The Facts)

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

Abraham Lincoln says America cannot remain divided over slavery; Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space; Deadly Soweto riots erupt in South Africa; Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage.

Katharine Graham

Breakfast News

Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by law

Seattle council bans police use of crowd control weapons

Treasury withholding $679M in virus relief funds for tribes

Senate GOP to restrict police chokeholds in emerging bill

Harrowing blame game over COVID-19 toll in nursing homes

Statue of pioneer linked to California Gold Rush is removed

Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball season in jeopardy

NASCAR wants 30,000 fans at All-Star race in Tennessee

Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

Rise in infections shows need for vigilance as world reopens

France backs off chokehold ban, adds stun guns for police

UK’s leader creates anti-racism panel; critics want more

EU official criticizes Polish campaign targeting LGBT people

Netanyahu turns to rich friend to fund corruption trial fees

NKorea’s military threatens to reenter demilitarized areas

Morocco’s king, 56, undergoes successful heart surgery

Breakfast Blogs

COVID-19 Has Continued the Cruel Legacy of Epidemic Disease for Native People Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Things: SCOTUS on LGBTQ+ Discrimination, Qualified Immunity, Gun Rights Rayne, emptywheel

The cult may not accept a loss digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Had enough? Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Attorneys Criticize Conservatives Who Slammed Gorsuch’s Landmark Opinion on ‘Textualism’ Grounds: ‘Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Lawyers Pick Apart Alito and Kavanaugh Dissents in Landmark LGBT Rights Case Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Terror in the Bath Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IF THERE ARE ATTEMPTS TO OVERTURN A BIDEN VICTORY, THEY MIGHT NOT BE FROM THE TOP DOWN Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Anything In Seattle Called ‘CHAZ’ Probably Not As Dangerous As Fox News, Trump Claim Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

A Children’s Treasury Of Bigots Who Will Really Miss Doing Employment Discrimination To LGBTQ People Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Trumpland Superlawyer Jenna Ellis Gonna Sue CNN For Mean Polling, You Bet! Liz Dye, Wonkette

How Are States And Cities Trying To Unf*ck The Police This Week? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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