The Breakfast Club (Battle Of Lake Travis)

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

Inmates seize control of Attica prison in upstate New York; Mao Zedong, Communist China’s founding leader, dies; Elvis Presley first appears on TV’s Ed Sullivan Show; Soul singer Otis Redding born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

Breakfast News

AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial after unexplained illness in volunteer

Half a million US children have been diagnosed with Covid-19

Firefighters overtaken by flames in California mountains

Rochester police leaders retire after suffocation death

Census Bureau stops layoffs for door knockers after order

South Lawn, Rose Garden under repair post-convention

Tiny critically endangered gorilla baby born in New Orleans

Fearing virus, parents in Spain rise against back to school

Virus puts new strain on Gaza’s overwhelmed health system

England bans gatherings of more than 6 as virus cases spike

Defying US, Xi praises China, WHO for battling coronavirus

China, India accuse each other of border moves, firing shots

Belarus activist resists effort to deport her to Ukraine

Breakfast Blogs

When the Wind Stops Blowing, the Cameras Go Away Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Who, What, When, Why: Trump Has Paid $500K to Silence Keith Schiller emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Michael, Roger, Sean, David, Jerry, and The Don digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Donald’s charm offensive — heavy on the offensive Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Michael Flynn’s Trial Judge Sets Key Hearing in DOJ Effort to Dismiss the Case Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

DOJ Argues Trump Was ‘Acting Within the Scope’ of Presidency When Calling E. Jean Carroll’s Rape Accusation a Lie Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Appeals Court Orders Additional Arguments Over House Democrats’ Subpoenas for Trump’s Tax Returns Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Can the President Claim Transition Period Privilege? Chuck Rosenberg, Lawfare

Governing by gaslight Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Politics and the university Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 676 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Do They Even Math, Bro? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


HOT NEW PETER STRZOK TEXT Says Trump Totally F-ing Compromised By Russia Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Oh No Who Spent All The Trump Campaign Money It’s A Mystery For Sure Liz Dye, Wonkette

Kamala Harris’s Sneakers Are Made For Walking On Trump’s Stupid Face Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Mitch McConnell Can’t Wait To Blame Democrats For Killing Crap Stimulus GOP Might Not Even Support Doktor Zoom, Wonkette