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Jan 18 2021

The Breakfast Club (Democratic Journey)

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.

There are two and a half days to the Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States Joseph R Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris.

This Day in History

Soviet Union breaks WWII Leningrad siege; Robert F. Scott reaches South Pole; Boston Strangler suspect Albert de Salvo convicted.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.

Elijah Cummings

Breakfast News

US News

‘Little old West Virginia’ sets pace on vaccine rollout

The Latest: Sunday protests quiet; officials brace for more

Cowboys for Trump leader arrested over US Capitol riot

Actions by GOP attorneys general could damage credibility

Tribute to King, rebuke of demagogues in Warnock sermon

Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playground

US Politics

In inaugural address, Biden will appeal to national unity

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

Democrats build impeachment case, alleging ‘dangerous crime’

Gen. Milley key to military continuity as Biden takes office

Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot

Deceptions in the time of the ‘alternative facts’ president

Heavy fortified statehouses around the US see small protests

Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday

The Latest: Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala

International News

The Latest: Slovakia wants tests for nearly all in nine days

Brazil’s health agency approves the use of two vaccines

Lebanon signs with Pfizer for 2.1 million vaccine doses

Italy’s South Tyrol again flouts Rome over virus closures

UK aims to give 1st COVID-19 shot to all adults by September

Austria extends lockdown to Feb. 7, toughens some measures

Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

Dutch police use water cannon on anti-government protesters

Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

Guatemala forces stall migrant caravan with tear gas, batons

Netanyahu rival hires anti-Trump Lincoln Project founders

Israel OKs hundreds of settlement homes in last-minute push

Palestinian president briefs Egypt, Jordan on election plan

‘Extreme urgent need’: Starvation haunts Ethiopia’s Tigray

Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopens to public

Sports

Brady, Bucs, end playoffs for Saints, Brees, 30-20

After losing Mahomes, Chiefs and Henne hold off Browns 22-17

Bulls roll past Mavs 117-101 to end 4-game losing streak

Kemba Walker returns, but Knicks blow out Celtics 105-75

76ers-Thunder called off as virus concerns still trouble NBA

Guentzel’s winner lifts Penguins by Capitals 4-3 in shootout

Hollingshed’s 32 points helps CU upset No. 1 Stanford, 77-72

Nathan Chen wins fifth straight US Figure Skating title

History-making woman kicker invited to Biden inauguration

Breakfast Blogs

Joe Biden Is Sounding Like Bernie Sanders at Just the Right Time Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

OpSec Shaming Misses the Terrorists for the Forest of Bozos They Hid Behind emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Where’s The Anger? Where Are The Consequences? Ed Walker, emptywheel

Let’s not forget the corruption digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Biden’s palate cleanser Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

You Have Questions, I Have Answers (You Probably Didn’t Want): NSA General Counsel Edition Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Surreal Footage Shows D.C. Insurrectionists Snooping Through Senate Chamber, Clashing with Cops Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

It doesn’t make a difference to me what a man does for a living Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Cletus on the Upper East Side Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Episode 1: A premeditated lie lit the fire Jonathan Swan and Zachary Basu, Axios

Rand Paul Running Away From Science driftglas, at his blog

Pardons Я Us Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

HEY TRUTH, PUT ON YOUR DAMN BOOTS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog