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Aug 07 2020

The Breakfast Club (The Fool)

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

U.S. embassies bombed in E. Africa; Congress OKs powers to expand the Vietnam War; The Battle of Guadalcanal begins; Kon-Tiki ends its journey; Comedy icon Oliver Hardy and news anchor Peter Jennings die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The fool is like those people who think themselves rich with little.

Luc de Clapiers

Breakfast News

California sets in-person voting rules amid coronavirus

Minneapolis leaders push ahead with efforts to change police

Nevada law expands some jobless benefits, targets backlog

1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends

Congress urges Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail

‘See you in court’: ACLU files nearly 400 cases versus Trump

Milwaukee chief demoted over tear-gas use, other concerns

Seeking refuge in US, children fleeing danger are expelled

US rescinds global ‘do not travel’ coronavirus warning

Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

The Latest: Beijing has first new local virus case in week

Kim visits North Korea flood zone, orders shelter, food aid

Economy tanking, Cuba launches some long-delayed reforms

In devastated Beirut, French leader offers comfort and a hug

Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

Polish LGBT people leaving as post-vote mood grows hostile

Breakfast Blogs

The Rise of Native Women to Congress Is the Sun Breaking Through the Clouds Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three Things: Death, Death, and More Death Rayne, emptywheel

Radical individualism? Not so much. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The End of the American Century (and it’s no cause for celebration) tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

You’re all out of order! Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

In An Election That Will Be Decided By Turnout, Spoiler Candidates Can Have Huge Effects Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

US Iran Envoy to Step Down—Ahead of Key U.S. Move on Nuclear Program Laura Rozen, Just Security

If Trump’s Postmaster General Raises Mail-in Ballot Stamp Price, That Could Be an Unconstitutional Poll Tax Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

How the DHS Intelligence Unit Sidelined the Watchdogs Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

The Party of Death Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Trump: The Next Lost Cause? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

What Your Never Trump Allies Are Saying About You Behind Your Back drfitglass, at his blog

Reading Comprehension: It Is What It Is Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Mississippi Judge Begs Supreme Court To Fix Its Made-Up ‘Qualified Immunity’ Sh*t Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Mazie Hirono No Longer Has Time For Ted Cruz’s Shit Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Where On Earth Does Mike Pompeo Keep Misplacing His Inspectors General? Liz Dye, Wonkette

How Stupid Do Republicans Think Black Voters Are? This Stupid. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

The FBI Raided Jake Paul’s House. If That Sentence Means Nothing To You, Click Here! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

GOP: Lazy-Ass Poor People Are Ruining This Pandemic For Everyone Stephen Robinson, Wonkette