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Jan 19 2021

The Breakfast Club (The Last Day)

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

Robert E. Lee born; Indira Gandhi elected prime minister of India;President Bill Clinton admits making false statements under oath;Singer Janis Joplin born; Dolly Parton is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it.

Alexander Woollcott

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Biden won’t end pandemic travel restrictions

California becomes first state to top 3 million virus cases

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

School choice lawsuit surge pushes possible high court fight

Biden, Harris take break from inaugural prep to mark MLK day

US Politics

Biden aims for unifying speech at daunting moment for US

Trouble at home may change Biden’s hand in Iran nuke talks

Police command structure crumbled fast during Capitol riot

Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

International News

Venezuela’s Maduro sends oxygen to Brazil amid virus spike

EU insists virus shots will remain voluntary

Japan urges South Korea to drop wartime compensation demands

Guatemala troops, police break up caravan of weary migrants

Kremlin foe Navalny jailed for 30 days; allies plan protests

Freezing temps bring Europe traffic chaos, smog, avalanche

Spaniards killed women, kids over slaying of conquistadores

Woman ruled dead in 2017 fights to be declared alive

Trump baby protest blimp enters Museum of London collection

Sports

Duke falls out of AP Top 25; Gonzaga, Baylor remain 1-2

St. John’s upsets No. 23 UConn 74-70 as teams renew rivalry

Louisville is No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25 for 1st time

Vanderbilt ends women’s basketball season

Tennessee fires Pruitt, 9 others for ‘serious’ NCAA issues

Wizards see a 5th consecutive game postponed by virus issues

Breakfast Blogs

We Honor Dr. King By Acknowledging the Actual Messenger, and What His Message Actually Was Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

But His Emails! Kushner’s Unique Exposure under the Presidential Records Act emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

You get what you give digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The enemy within Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Dominion Voting Systems Slaps MyPillow’s Mike Lindell with Demand Letter Over Election Fraud Conspiracy Theory Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Dominion’s Lawyers Blame Rudy Giuliani for ‘Inciting the Sacking’ of the U.S. Capitol Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Rudy Giuliani Says He’s a ‘Witness’ and, Therefore, Can’t Defend Trump from Impeachment. Lawyers Say He’s More Like a ‘Subject.’ Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Fairness and balance Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Intellectual license Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 767 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Great Gig in the Sky driftglass, at his blog

For the Record: The Arc of Impeachment is Long Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Martin Luther King Would Fuck the Insurrectionists’ Shit Up (2021 Edition) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

THEY PROBABLY CAN’T MEMORY-HOLE TRUMP, BUT THEY PROBABLY WON’T NEED TO Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Why Did It Take So Long For America To Fully Honor Dr. King? Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Nothing Grifty About Trump’s Coming Pardon-Palooza, No He’d Never! Liz Dye, Wonkette

QAnon People Still Trusting The Plan, Two Days From Biden Inauguration Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette