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Apr 13 2021

The Breakfast Club (The Excursion)

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

An explosion cripples Apollo 13 on its way to the Moon; President Thomas Jefferson born; Pope John Paul II visits a synagogue; Actor Sydney Poitier achieves an Oscar milestone; Golfer Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the first time.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.

Eudora Welty

Breakfast News

US News

California lifts COVID-19 limits on indoor worship services

California re-opens enrollment for health insurance coverage

DeSantis attacks YouTube for yanking his pandemic video

Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

Student fired at officers at Tennessee school, was killed

Georgia sheriff: 3 officers wounded, 1 suspect dead, 1 held

Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of ‘reasonable officer’

US Politics

Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

Biden tells execs US needs to invest, lead in computer chips

Biden names 2 ex-NSA officials for senior cyber positions

Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles

Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line

What’s next as Congress ramps up investigations of Jan. 6

International News

The Latest: All Ontario schools to shut down as virus surges

UN chief urges wealth tax of those who profited during COVID

Attack on Iran’s Natanz plant muddies US, Iran nuke talks

Taliban not ready to meet Afghan govt in Turkey as US wants

‘Huge’ explosion rocks St. Vincent as volcano keeps erupting

Muslims navigate restrictions in the second pandemic Ramadan

Sports

Twins, Wolves, Wild postpone games following police shooting

Chicago Cubs concerned about possible COVID-19 outbreak

Quarantine requirements make for uneven NHL trade deadline

Federal judge approves partial deal between women, US Soccer

Breakfast Blogs

The Supreme Court’s ‘Shadow Docket’ Is Looking Increasingly Shady Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Three April 9 Arrests: Arresting Your Way to Evidence Collection emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A Quick Word On What We Know About the Police Shooting of Daunte Wright Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Biden Republicans? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

RNC as WWE Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Activists Say Biden Camp Taking Too Long To Properly Staff The FCC Karl Bode, Techdirt

Michigan AG Using Former Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell’s ‘No Reasonable Person Would Believe Me’ Statements To Seek Sanctions Against Her Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Police violence beyond race Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

NRO editors: the problem with Jim Crow is that it was too democratic Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 827 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

New York note Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IF THIS WERE AN ELABORATE CONSPIRACY, HOW WOULD IT LOOK DIFFERENT? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Minnesota Cops Shoot 20-Year-Old Black Man At Traffic Stop. We’re So Tired Of This Sh*t. Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Yay! New Mexico Will Now Let Victims Of Police Brutality Sue The Police Jamie Lynn Crofts, Wonkette

GOP Throwing Everything At Wall Just To See What Works Michael Mora, Wonkette

Matt Gaetz Wrangles Invite To Doral, But Gets No Love From Daddy Trump 🙁 Liz Dye, Wonkette

Ammon Bundy Gets Big Dumb Self Arrested Twice In Two Hours, No Kink-Shaming Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Arkansas Bill Would Let Bigots Sue For Pain And Suffering If They See Trans People In Public Bathrooms Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette