Jul 24 2020

The Breakfast Club (A Woman’s Place)

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

A key ruling during the Watergate scandal; Nixon and Khrushchev hold a ‘kitchen debate’ during the Cold War; Brigham Young and Mormon followers arrive in present-day Utah; Apollo 11’s crew returns home.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A woman’s place is in the house – the House of Representatives.

Bella Abzug

Breakfast News

AP-NORC poll: 3 in 4 Americans back requiring wearing masks

Pepcid as a virus remedy? Trump admin’s $21M gamble fizzled

NY lawmakers OK cutting back nursing homes’ legal shield

Southwest, American tighten mask rules; Delta widens testing

Portland standoff with US agents ongoing after mayor gassed

Watchdogs to review conduct of US agents in Portland, DC

Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered

Chicago groups sue to bar federal agents from protest duties

FDA tells doctors to discuss overdose antidote with patients

Jobless claims rise as cutoff of extra $600 benefit nears

HUD revokes Obama-era rule designed to diversify the suburbs

On House floor, Dem women call out abusive treatment by men

Federal review: Alabama inmates subjected to excessive force

Vivian remembered as courageous, humble Civil Rights warrior

John Lewis funeral to be held at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist

Yanks, Nats kneel in Black Lives Matter salute; Fauci’s toss

At Nixon library, Pompeo declares China engagement a failure

South Africa’s excess deaths surge as virus like ‘wildfire’

Pandemic tough on Argentina’s already overworked care givers

Bolivia delays presidential election due to pandemic

The Latest: Coronavirus clusters still popping up in China

Greece will do ‘whatever necessary’ in dispute with Turkey

Colombia seizes properties of businessman tied to Maduro

Turkey names 3 imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia

Breakfast Blogs

Reason and Science? Who Needs ‘Em! Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Ceci N’est Pas La Violence: The Treachery of Chad Wolf Rayne, emptywheel

Housekeeping Issues Echidne, at her blog

Q is no joke digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s HUllabaloo

Trump desperate for an enemy of his people Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Andrew Cuomo Wants New York to Throw Out Thousands of Democratic Primary Votes

Judge: Wilber Ross’s Personal Email Account is Subject to FOIA Requests Because He Used It For Government Business Jerry Lambe, Law & crime

The House Moves to Regulate Pardon Power Abuse Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith, Lawfare

We’re Suing to Find Out if the Intelligence Community’s Independence is Being Compromised Scott R. Anderson and Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

In a normal world this would by itself would get a president impeached Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

I am beginning to think the Trump administration did not want citizenship data to enforce the Voting Rights Act Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Monsy

Dealing with Problematic Histories: Generally Progressive People Edition Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Do Not Mistake Gang Warfare for a Moment of Clarity driftglass, at his blog

Mustache of Radical Love Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump Assures That We Stay Angry with a Parade of Horribles The Rude Pundit, at his blog


Lawsplainer! Trump Doing Illegal Fu@k-Sh*t To Census, Surprise! Jammie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Fox Doc Idiot Man VERY Proud Of Trump Doing ‘Shark! Big Mac! Fire Truck! Pussy! Airp’ane!’ In Order Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Twitter Banning QAnon Accounts Now May Be Too Little, Too Late Robyn Pennacchis, Wonkette

Who’s America’s Next Top HR Guy? A Pizzagate Conspiracy Believer Man! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Bill Barr Is Literally Fake News Liz Dye, Wonkette

Florida Cooked The COVID-19 Books, Now State Is Up In Flames Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Donald Trump Announces ‘Surge’ Against US Cities In Operation Infinite Desperation Doktor Zoom, Wonkette