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Nov 25 2020

The Breakfast Club (To Hunger)

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 John F. Kennedy laid to rest at Arlington; New details emerge about Iran-Contra affair; British forces leave New York; Elian Gonzalez rescued off Florida coast; Baseball’s Joe DiMaggio born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

To hunger is to be alive and to hope.

Crescent Dragonwagon

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Tennessee won’t mandate vaccines in its schools

VIRUS TODAY: Holiday party defiance, mask wearing in 2021

Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away

Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges anew

California official: just say ‘no’ to family Thanksgiving

Pandemic leaves opening week of college hoops in disarray

The Latest: Biden says split Congress affects Cabinet picks

Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit

2 detained for speaking Spanish settle border patrol lawsuit

Toy safety group releases annual list of top 10 ‘worst’ toys

Left for dead, twice, RadioShack gets another shot online

Mysterious shiny monolith found in otherworldly Utah desert

Bruce, the last ‘Jaws’ shark, docks at the Academy Museum

International News

UK eases restrictions so families can gather over Christmas

Spain’s mortuary workers endure the daily march of death

Drones to the rescue: Berlin lab seeks quicker virus tests

Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown

Russian virus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose abroad

Germany warns of anti-Semitism among lockdown protests

Belgium approves more money for care homes hit by pandemic

International flyers may soon need to get virus vaccinations

Paris police under fire for forcing migrants from tent camp

EU, other donors step up with funds to help Afghanistan

Thai police revive royal defamation law ahead of protest

With Ethiopia on brink of escalation, diplomacy in doubt

Darwin notebooks reported stolen from Cambridge library

Breakfast Blogs

Janet Yellen Is Probably the Best Treasury Secretary We Could Expect from a Biden Presidency Charlse P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Roger Stone Takes Georgia, and the Senate, Hostage emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The cult will not concede digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The inscrutable Joe Biden voter Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Why a Self-Pardon Is Not Constitutional Frank O. Bowman III, Just Security

Judge Emmet Sullivan Will Oversee Voting Rights Act Case Accusing Trump of Anti-Black Campaign to Overturn Election Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Pennsylvania Urges Third Circuit to Put Trump Campaign’s ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster’ Lawsuit Out of Its Misery Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Democrats Compare Trump’s Legal Team to Monty Python Sketch in Response to Pennsylvania Appeal Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Presidential impunity has repeatedly failed Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

A mathematical demonstration of the insanity of the Electoral College Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 732 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Nov 24 How Can You Know For Sure That Joe Scarborough Is a 1000%, Authentic, Rock-Ribbed, Dyed-in-the-Wool Republican? driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: In Defense of Haberman Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Getting Through the Next Two Months of Hope and Dread The Rude Pundit, at his blog

OVERTON WINDOW WATCH: “THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN BUT THE THIEVES WON’T BE CAUGHT” IS NOW THE MODERATE GOP POSITION Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Emily Murphy To Let Joe Biden Have His Precious Transition If You’re All Going To Be SO MEAN ABOUT IT Liz Dye, Wonkette

Wonkette Thankful For Creationist Bible Scientists Answering Difficult Questions Like ‘Why Is Nose?’ Evan Hurst, Wonkette

May You Smile As Brightly As Trump Smiles When He Sh*ts On Santa Claus To A Seven-Year-Old Girl Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette

Don’t Be A Jive Turkey This Thanksgiving. Stay Home. Stephen Robinsom, Wonkette