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Jan 07 2021

The Breakfast Club (Trust I Seek)

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

First U.S. Presidential Election; Clinton goes on trial in Senate; Khmer Rouge overthrown; Emperor Hirohito dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You can’t please everyone, and you can’t make everyone like you.

Katie Couric

Breakfast News

US News

Arizona deemed ‘hot spot of the world’ amid virus surge

California orders hospitals to take transfer patients amid devastating Covid surge

Governors scramble to speed vaccine effort after slow start

Misinformation ‘superspreaders’: Covid vaccine falsehoods still thriving on Facebook and Instagram

Activists seek laws after officer cleared in Blake shooting

2 detectives involved in Breonna Taylor’s death are fired

US holds first oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Major construction done at Hanford waste treatment plant

American idle: New Hampshire House holds drive-in session

US Politics

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

Biden urges restoring decency after ‘assault’ on democracy

Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

Protesters swarm Statehouses across US; some evacuated

Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

International News

The Latest: Mexico hits new daily high for coronavirus cases

Asia Today: Virus restrictions heightened in China province

EU commission greenlights Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

World leaders appalled by US rioting, urge peaceful transfer

Kim vows to bolster North Korea’s military at party meeting

Netanyahu reelection hopes hinge on vaccination campaign

Julian Assange refused bail despite judge ruling against extradition to US

Sports

‘A sad day’: NBA reacts to Capitol protest, Blake decision

Pritchard’s putback pushes Celtics past Heat, 107-105

Sixers top Wizards despite Beal’s record-tying 60 points

Fultz tears ACL, out for season; Magic beat Cavs 105-94

Bama’s Waddle back practicing, status for title game unclear

Breakfast Blogs

Donald Trump Cannot Be Allowed to Be the President* of the United States For a Single Second Longer Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Merrick Garland Is a Better Attorney General Pick Than You Think emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Whew! (Now get ready for phase II) digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hulabaloo

The Depth of the Corruption — And We’re Used To It tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Salting the earth Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Speaker Pelosi and Senator McConnell Are Running Out of Time: The President Must Be Impeached Tonight! Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Seditious Conspiracy? Rebellion? Insurrection? Whatever the Charge, Federal Law Will Not Be Kind to the Pro-Trump Mob. Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

At Trump Rally, Rudy Giuliani Admits ‘We Will Be Made Fools of’ If People Don’t Go to Jail Matt Naam, Law & Crime

Puerto Rico May Have Its Best Shot Ever at U.S. Statehood — Here’s What You Need to Know Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Cabinet discussing removing Trump via 25th amendment and More on the possible use of the 25th amendment Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Every accusation, yadda yadda yadda Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It Was Always Going to End Like This Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Rev Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

IS THERE AN ECHO IN HERE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

BYE, MITCH! Lis Dye, Wonkette

Yep, Senator-Elect Jon Ossoff Sounds Pretty Damn Good Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Oddio! Crackpots Now Convinced Italy Stole Election From Trump! Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

How You Feelin’ Today, Lindsey Graham And Ron Johnson? Like Sh*t? Good. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Is Georgia’s Runoff Law Completely Racist, Or Just Kinda Racist? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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