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Oct 23 2020

The Breakfast Club (Pocket Full Of Mumbles)

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

Suicide blast kills U.S. Marines and sailors in Lebanon; Students in Hungary spark Cold War revolt; President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over White House tapes; ‘Tonight Show’ host Johnny Carson born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

Adlai Stevenson I

Breakfast News

The Latest: Texas sending more virus help to El Paso region

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators

2nd group of judges blocks Trump order on House seats count

Judge urges US to help find parents deported without kids

GOP Asks Supreme Court To Shorten North Carolina Absentee Deadline

Judge tosses Trump challenge to New Jersey mail-in ballots

New lawsuit targets Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot deadline

Supreme Court puts curbside voting on hold in Alabama

Europe faces more curfews, restrictions as virus cases swell

French PM says 2nd virus wave is here, vastly extends curfew

Spanish lawmakers squash far-right’s attempt to oust PM

Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

Poland’s top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects

UN chief appeals for cease-fires, warns pandemic wins wars

Putin: Russia-China military alliance can’t be ruled out

Lawyer: Snowden granted permanent residency in Russia

EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

Breakfast Blogs

Sometimes, Freedom’s Just Another Word for Not Giving a Damn Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

“Outside the margin of litigation” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digy’s Hullabaloo

A lifetime spent exposing liars Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Facebook Manipulated the News You See to Appease Republicans, Insiders Say Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery, Mother Jones

Good Governance Paper No. 7: Executive Branch Vacancies Steve Vladexk, Just Security

Where’s My Roy Cohn James Comey? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Joe Biden and the historical moment Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

From the Chronicles of the Before Time driftglass, at his blog

Flooding the Zone Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

TRUMP MIGHT NOT GIVE UP ON INDICTING BIDEN BEFORE JANUARY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Deep State Hard At Work Protecting Free And Fair Elections. No, We Mean It! Liz Dye, Wonkette

USPS Pulls All Postal Cops Off Streets Before Election, Because Reasons Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Church Of Latter-Day Saints Voters Biden-Curious Sarah Taber, Wonkette

DNI Ratcliffe’s Press Conference Yesterday Was Clown-Ass Waste Of Time Even For DNI Ratcliffe Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Franklin Graham Tells The Pope How To Catholic Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette