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Nov 03 2020

The Breakfast Club (My Vote, My Voice, My Right)

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

Iran-Contra scandal begins to unfold; Chile’s Salvador Allende takes office; Carol Moseley-Braun is first black woman elected to U.S. Senate; Former pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura elected Minnesota governor.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

Plato

Breakfast News

The Latest: Nebraska COVID cases surge; strain health care

Texas records highest number of total COVID-19 cases in US

Hospitals competing for nurses as US coronavirus cases surge

Judge orders US Postal Service to take ‘extraordinary measures’ to deliver ballots on time

With post-election lawsuits looming, a final push for votes

Judge rejects GOP effort to throw out 127,000 Houston votes

Judge rejects Republican efforts to halt early vote counting in Las Vegas

US judge blocks Trump immigration rule on public benefits

Polling places are latest front in battle over face masks

Supreme Court denial keeps mask mandate at Minnesota polls

Trump administration approves Georgia health plan

Supreme Court allows antitrust suit against NFL to proceed

Police on curfew patrol as Spain fights nightlife infections

Germany starts ‘wave-breaker’ shutdown as Europe locks down

Poland protests leader: Abortion court ruling must be waived

In solidarity, Poles buy flowers to help struggling vendors

Fast-growing hurricane threatens flooding in Central America

2 children pulled alive in dramatic Turkey quake rescues

Breakfast Blogs

Trump’s Plan Isn’t Merely Cheating. It’s a Hijacking. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Bill Barr’s DOJ Protecting Sean Hannity the Cut-Out emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Who Will Be Forced to Walk the Plank on November 4th?

He screwed the pooch on the pandemic digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fear has a sound Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Politicizing the Civil Service: How a New Executive Order Destabilizes the U.S. Government Tony Crib, Just Security

Supreme Court Smacks Down Trump-Packed Circuit Court Twice in One Morning; Justice Barrett Didn’t Participate Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Durham Investigation Insiders Say ‘No Evidence’ to Support Obamagate Has Been Found in 18 Months Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Last Hundred Days? Benjamin Wittes, Lawfare

The Election and the Military Lindsay P. Cohn and Steve Vladeck, Lawfare

Night sweats Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 712 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Tenth Psalm Seems Custom-Made For a Night Like This driftglass, at his blog

The Simplest Endorsement Possible: Fewer People Will Die If Joe Biden Is Elected The Rude Pundit, at his blog

ARE THE TRUMPIST INTIMIDATORS NOT DOING A VERY EFFECTIVE JOB OF INTIMIDATING? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Hannity Poll Guy Has Most Perfect Polls, Will Scream VOTER FRAUD! Just In Case He’s Wrong Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Trump LOUDLY ANNOUNCES Plan To Steal Election, Declare Victory, Build Wall Liz Dye, Wonkette

Guy Who Wanted To Kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Over COVID Orders Scared Of Getting COVID In Jail Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette