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Feb 27 2021

The Breakfast Club (Get In The Way)

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

Germany’s Reichstag burns, giving the Nazis under Adolf Hitler a pretext to seize absolute power; A cease-fire ends the Persian Gulf War; Actress Elizabeth Taylor born; Children’s TV host Fred Rogers dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way… to get in the way.

John Lewis

Breakfast News

US News

US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

Biden surveys Texas weather damage, encourages virus shots

Could pandemic further erode the New England town meeting?

White House climate czar to AP: Texas storm ‘a wake-up call’

California to spend $28M to help arriving asylum-seekers

4 men convicted in 1993 WTC bombing have had sentences cut

Andrew Yang helps photographer facing attack on ferry

US Army crowdsources ideas to combat sexual assault crisis

FAA seeks $27,500 from passenger it says hit air attendant

Pythons, iguanas: Florida restricts some exotic reptiles

NYC steakhouse stunt: A wax Don Draper hanging at the bar

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

US Politics

US implicates Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi’s killing

With House voting on relief bill, Dems mull wage plan rescue

Durham remains special counsel overseeing Trump-Russia probe

Oath Keeper charged in Capitol riot renounces militia group

International News

Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine

US urges Tanzania to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, share data

Biden: Strikes in Syria sent warning to Iran to ‘be careful’

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction

Myanmar’s UN envoy dramatically opposes coup in his country

Officials: 400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout

Sports

WNBA approves Montgomery’s role in new Dream ownership group

Virus sidelines Raptors coaches, Siakam for Rockets game

AP interview: Silver lays out reasons for NBA All-Star Game

5-inning games, 2-out innings? Odd MLB spring look on deck

Back after 12 years, Sorenstam gets 2 more days on LPGA Tour

Mickelson in contention in Champions event after mud birdie

Breakfast Blogs

This Year’s CPAC Is Approaching the Wingnut Singularity Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Government Refuses to Let Steve Bannon Sneak Away from His Federal Fraud Indictment emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Democrats have to do it all digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fight for 15: Next round Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Fifth Circuit Says Tasing A Person Soaked In Gasoline And Setting Them On Fire Isn’t An Unreasonable Use Of Force Tim Cushing, Techdirt

John Durham Resigns as U.S. Attorney, But His Investigation of the Russia Investigation Will Continue on Matt Naham, Law & Crime

‘Absolute Control’: Long-Awaited Intelligence Report Assesses Saudi Crown Prince ‘Approved’ Operation to ‘Capture or Kill’ Jamal Khashoggi Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Here’s the Legal Justification Biden Admin Gave for Airstrikes in Syria Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh May Have Caused Alabama to Rethink Its Death Penalty Protocol Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Crackpot Trump judges trying to make Gilded Age Great Again Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The end of the COVID-19 pandemic Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Don’t Let Republicans Off the Hook on COVID Relief and the Minimum Wage The Rude Pundit, at his blog

“Market Egalitarianism”. No, Really. Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

RUNNING AGAINST THE DEMOCRATS WHILE IGNORING WHAT THEY’RE DOING Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Cash Bail Is Really F*cked Up. Illinois Just Did Something About It. Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

Oh Nothing, Trump-Loving Mob Just Wants To Blow Up Capitol During Biden’s First SOTU Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Bigot Coalition Targeting Equality Act With Tactics They’ve Been Using Since At Least 1977 Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Joe Biden Cancel Cultures A Bunch More Dumb Trump Garbage Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

ared Kushner’s Saudi BFF Having Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week Liz Dye, Wonkette