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Jun 30 2020

The Breakfast Club (Facts First)

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

Adolf Hitler purges rivals in Nazi Germany; America’s food and drug safety take a big step forward; ‘Gone With the Wind’ published; Tonya Harding banned from figure skating; Singer Lena Horne born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain

Breakfast News

Supreme Court, in 5-4 ruling, strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law

Iowa governor signs abortion law amid court challenge

Student debt crisis creates a ‘vicious cycle’ of inequality in Black, Latino neighborhoods, report finds

An enduring coronavirus mystery: Why do only some get sick?

The Latest: Oregon, Kansas set to require face coverings

In about-face, Arizona shuts bars, pools again to curb virus

Casino workers in Vegas sue over coronavirus safety concerns

Administration skips hearing on violence against protesters

China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization

Worst virus fears are realized in poor or war-torn countries

Macron pledges billions for climate after Greens make gains

Kosovo president says he will resign if case goes ahead

Polish president attacks LGBT rights as he heads to runoff

Venezuela’s Maduro orders EU envoy to leave after sanctions

Breakfast Blogs

You Take What You Can Get From Chief Justice John Roberts Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Reflections on The Deficit Myth Ed walker, emptywheel

Bob Mueller surrendered digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Trump’s Contact Tracing Failure Spocko, Digby’s Hullabalooo

Easy Marks Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

I help children in armed conflict. The President is forcing me to stop. Diane Marie Amann, Just Security

Legal Expert: Supreme Court’s CFPB Ruling Is a ‘Bad Sign’ for Anyone Hoping to See Trump’s Tax Returns Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

“He’s toughest… with those he looks at as weaklings and weakest with the ones he ought to be tough with” Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A Most Kavanaugh Kover-Up Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

NYT Book Review: Sentence them to the galleys! Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

YEAH, McCONNELL IS CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH — THE HEALTH OF HIS SENATE MAJORITY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Is Trump Too Stupid To Read Briefings About Putin Paying For American Scalps? Or Just Too Lazy? Liz Dye, Wonkette

Trump Worried About Being Remembered As Loser, Haha Too Late Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Gun Companies Get In On The Boogaloo, Market To Dopes Who Want Another Civil War Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Looks Like Trump Campaign Really Made COVID-19 Great Again At Tulsa Rally Stephen Robinson, Wokette

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