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Dec 01 2020

The Breakfast Club (Thin Line)

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

Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama; Former communist official Sergei Kirov is assassinated in Leningrad; Beatlemania arrives in America; Actor and director Woody Allen is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

There’s a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at.

Richard Pryor

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Red Cross chief urges vaccine ‘fake news’ fight

Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Millions may be getting shortchanged on unemployment benefits, GAO finds

Judge: Detained immigrants must see a judge within 10 days

Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump’s census plan

Wisconsin, Arizona certify Biden wins in presidential vote

Top secret: Biden gets access to President’s Daily Brief

Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration

Former astronaut Mark Kelly to be sworn in as a US senator Wednesday

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to leave telecom agency on January 20

Alligators can regrow their tails, new study finds

Internationals News

Turkey toughens curfew measures amid coronavirus surge

UN: Skiing may not spread coronavirus but slopes still risky

IMF: Greek debt sustainable despite pandemic-linked spike

French lawmakers to rewrite proposed bill on filming police

German police probe mystery of missing giant phallus statue

Sports

The Latest: 49ers, Rams tied at 20 late

On Football: Getting to January a major challenge for NFL

Ravens-Steelers rescheduled again by COVID-19 to Wednesday

49ers to play 2 upcoming home games in Arizona

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Elite 8 gridlock for another week

The Latest: Florida heads to ‘Bubbleville’ for hoop games

South Carolina remains No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25; Texas in

Gonzaga, Baylor stay atop AP Top 25; Va. Tech, Richmond in

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Seems to Be on Board With This Blog’s First Rule of Economics: F*ck The Deficit. People Got No Jobs. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Trump Team Covered Up Flynn’s Calls in Real Time emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Training the next generation of MAGAs digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Stay Alive! Act Now To Stop A Christmas Death Surge Spocko, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Paper ballots and paper tigers Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

DOJ Files Trump’s Pardon of Michael Flynn in Judge Sullivan’s Court — Here’s What It Says Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Federal Judge Advances Lawsuit Accusing Felix Sater of Laundering Loot Through Trump Properties Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Justice Alito Ripped for Repeatedly Ignoring That It Was Justice Sotomayor’s Turn to Speak Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Federal Appeals Court Affirms It’s ‘Implausible—Indeed Inconceivable’ That County Clerk Could Be Prosecuted Due to New York’s ‘Green Light Law’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

https://www.lawfareblog.com/gsa-delayed-bidens-transition-future-presidents-elect-could-sue-speed-things Lawson Fite, Lawfare

The Laffer Curve of Death Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Arizona and Wisconsin certify their votes Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today In “Burn The Lifeboats” News: The National Review Goes Full Crypto-Anarcho-Tankie-Commie driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: Populism, Hawley-Style Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

SUFFERING TO PROVE TRIBAL LOYALTY, EXCEPT WITHOUT THE SUFFERING PART Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trump Campaign Pays $3 Million To Get Biden 87 More Votes In Wisconsin Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

The Trumps Bug Out Ali Davis, Wonkette

The Devil Went Down To Georgia, He Was Looking For An Election To Steal Liz Dye, Wonkette

Who Wants To Watch Rudy Giuliani Play Telephone With His Own Butt? Evan hurst, Wonkette

End Times Guy Rick Wiles Hoping Trump Will Kill Us All By Firing Squad In Next Month Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

New GOP Reps Creating Super-Cool Anti-Squad For Cool Kids Called ‘Freedom Force,’ Isn’t That So Cool? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette