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Aug 08 2020

The Breakfast Club (Originality)

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

President Richard Nixon says he’ll resign; Thieves stage Britain’s ‘Great Train Robbery’; Nazi saboteurs in the U.S. executed during World War II; Mexico’s Emiliano Zapata and actor Dustin Hoffman born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurence J. Peter

Breakfast News

Virus spread forces lockdown on another tribal reservation

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

Court lifts block on 4 Arkansas abortion restrictions

State chief justice blasts small-time thief’s life sentence

Portland protesters cause mayhem again, police officer hurt

Prosecutors investigating police who handcuffed Black girls

Judge rejects pharmacy chains’ bid to toss opioid suits

Appeals court sides with teen who spoke out against assault

The Latest: Mexico cases up, warns of ‘prolonged pandemic’

El Salvador political stalemate a drag on pandemic response

President’s virus swagger fuels anger ahead of Belarus vote

Russia’s race for virus vaccine raises concerns in the West

Big jump in Italy’s daily new cases driven by travel

Asia Today: Australian state’s infections ‘relatively flat’

Alpine glacier in Italy threatens valley, forces evacuations

Canada’s last intact ice shelf collapses due to warming

Thousands seek refuge as high heat slams Britain, France

Breakfast Blogs

This Friday News Dump Is Radioactive Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ’s Accounting of Its FISA Errors Cannot Be Compared to the Carter Page Report emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

GOP Senate Walked Out of DC for a Reason: Voter Foreclosure, 2020 Edition Rayne, emptywheel

A new Pew Poll on COVID digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Unpresidented sabotage Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

In the Drive to Curb Police Abuses, Rein in Their Tech Too Lauren Sarkesian, Just Security

D.C. Circuit Hands Trump White House a Loss: Congress Has Standing to Seek Enforcement of McGahn Subpoena Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Bar Complaint Claims Kanye West’s Campaign Lawyer is Violating the Rules by Simultaneously Working For Trump Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

I Ran the DHS Intelligence Unit. Its Reports on Journalists are Concerning. Francis X. Taylor, Lawfare

The Passive-Aggressive Vices of John Roberts Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: After Total War Can Come Total Living driftglass, at his blog

DC Circuit Tells Don McGahn To Shut Up And Sing Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Well Of Course They Had To Un-Suspend Georgia Student, Or She’d Still Be On CNN! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Progressive Underdog Marquita Bradshaw Wins TN Democratic Senate Primary On One-Eightieth The $$$ Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

CIA Treating Senate’s Dumbest Republican Like Toxic Dump Human He Is Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Florida Gov Ron DeSantis Orders All Schoolkids Back Into The Water Liz Dye, Wonkette