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Jan 26 2021

The Breakfast Club (Listen)

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 Bill Clinton denies affair;first European settlers in Australia ; General Douglas MacArthur is born ;Wayne Gretzky born;musical ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ opens

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Larry King (November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021)

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.

Larry King

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall

US virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up

Minnesota case marks 1st detection of Brazil variant in US

Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa

Biden more bullish on vaccines, open to 1.5M daily shot goal

California lifts virus stay-at-home order and curfew

California measure aims to pay off 80% of most unpaid rent

California: Criminal rings loot billions in jobless funds

Storm threatens Midwest with heavy snow, travel disruptions

Latest honor for Sidney Poitier: A film school in his name

US Politics

Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP

Watchdog probes if DOJ officials tried to overturn election

Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

Biden names Democrats to lead nuclear, pipeline agencies

White House adding sign language interpreter for briefings

Trump agreements seek to tie Biden’s hands on immigration

Supreme Court ends Trump emoluments lawsuits

Ex-Trump spokeswoman Sanders running for Arkansas governor

Biden replaces White House doctor with longtime physician

Jill Biden signals she’ll be more active as first lady

Pets are back: Biden’s 2 dogs settle in at White House

International News

EU pressures AstraZeneca to deliver vaccines as promised

Italian premier to offer resignation as government wobbles

Navalny’s team calls new protests in Russia for his release

Biden tells Merkel he wants to revitalize Germany alliance

Pompeii’s museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

Sports

Gonzaga, Baylor remain atop AP Top 25; Alabama cracks top 10

Spurs-Pelicans game called off, as NBA’s virus woes continue

Aaron Rodgers’ ‘uncertain’ future hangs over Green Bay

‘No Hard Feelings’: Patriots fans still rooting for Brady

CDC publishes paper on NFL’s efforts to play 2020 season

Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training due to COVID

Southern Hills to replace Trump National for ’22 PGA

Breakfast Blogs

Nobody Who Entered the Capitol Can Get Off Scot-Free. Charge Them All, Try Them All. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The DOD Flunkies’ Convenient Lapse of Executive Privilege emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

How to ditch the filibuster digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The new Dark Age Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hulalbaloo

“Fight for Trump”: Video Evidence of Incitement at the Capitol Ryan Goodman and Justin Hendrix, Just Security

Disingenuous, Lying, Whining, Bloviating, Insurrection Encouraging Senator Josh Hawley Given Pages Of Major Newspaper To Explain How He’s Being Silenced Mike Masnick, Techdirt

New Interim FCC Boss Jessica Rosenworcel Will Likely Restore Net Neutrality, Just Not Yet Karl Bode, Techdirt

South Carolina Justices Seem Unimpressed By Government’s Inability To Honestly Answer Questions About Forfeiture Abuse Tim Cushing, Techdirt

SCOTUS Deals Final Blow to Emoluments Lawsuits That Were Filed Against Trump Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

‘People Just Disappear for Days or Weeks’: Customs and Border Protection Has No Idea What It’s Doing with Asylum Seekers Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Zip Tie Guy Might Be Prime Candidate for Exceedingly Rare Sedition Charge, Prosecutors Reveal Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Federal Appeals Court Blocks California from Imposing Fixed-Person Limit on Church Attendance, But Allows Total Bans Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Recommitting to Equity Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Garbage people Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

In Which Jonathan Turley Makes Me His Favorite Target Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Michael Steele: Accountability For Thee But Not for Me driftglass, at his blog

Reconciliation is Real Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE McCARTHYISM IS SO ROUTINE WE BARELY NOTICE IT Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Dominion Voting Systems To Rudy Giuliani: F*ck Around And Find Out. Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

President Biden Making Anti-LGBTQ Bigots Cry So Much, Hooray! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

DOJ Plot Against America Election Coup Gets Very Own Inspector General Investigation. Mazel Tov! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Rand Paul​ Won’t Let Facts And Insurrections Keep Him From Telling Trump’s Big Lie Micahel Mora, Wonkette

Right-Wing Trolls Weaponize Bad Faith Outrage, Get NYT Editor Fired (Allegedly!) Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

I Helped Break Frank Luntz Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette