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Apr 27 2021

The Breakfast Club (Fight For You)

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 and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant born; Explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed; U.S. Marines attack North Africa during the First Barbary War; Ailing baseball star Babe Ruth honored

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

Coretta Scott King

Breakfast News

US News

California man hospitalized with clot after J&J vaccination

Washington state judge blocks some virus rules on farms

Rural Humboldt County sees COVID-19 spike linked to church

Cooper address focuses on COVID, finding agreement with GOP

Alaska won’t require vaccine passport for visitors, locals

Attorney: Black man killed by deputies shot in back of head

Scientists: Up to 25,000 barrels at DDT dump site in Pacific

Plant seeks permit to treat, discharge acidic wastewater

US marks slowest population growth since the Depression

More patrols, fewer boaters for SpaceX splashdown Saturday

Graduation plans vary across Virginia universities

Fargo-Moorhead residents rally to clean up vandalized mosque

US Politics

Biden plan for cleaner power system faces daunting obstacles

Justice Dept. opens police probe after Breonna Taylor death

Homeland Security launches review of extremism within agency

California recall has enough signatures to make ballot

Alaska senator drives, takes ferry after airline suspension

House passes bill allowing cameras in nursing home rooms

Idaho Senate OKs ‘nondiscrimination’ education legislation

International News

The Latest: Ontario getting military help for pandemic surge

US to share AstraZeneca shots with world after safety check

SOS messages, panic as virus breaks India’s health system

Philippines weighs extending lockdown as COVID cases top 1M

US weighs policy on Venezuela as Maduro signals flexibility

US to help Guatemala train its border protection force

Mexico’s Zapatistas to visit Spain 500 years after conquest

Continental Europe could allow US tourists back this summer

Sports

State changes COVID-19 mask rule for non-contact sports

Both parties back bill for image rights for college athletes

Top two ACC offenses look to new faces to keep humming

Mulkey celebrates emotional homecoming at LSU introduction

Suit: LSU insulated athletes, coaches from victims’ claims

Mullins hits 2 HRs, leading Harvey, Orioles over Yankees 4-2

Indians top Twins 5-3 in 10 innings on Luplow 2-run homer

Suns snap Knicks’ nine-game win streak with 118-110 victory

Column: Vaccine the key to getting 135,000 into Indy 500

Trainer Cox seeks Derby history as Louisville’s first winner

Breakfast Blogs

You’d Have to Be a Supreme Court Justice to Think Americans Need to Be More Heavily Armed Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Is a Disorganized Militia January 6 Conspiracy in the Offing? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Tucker Carlson Is Now Trying To Do Reflexive Control On Live Television In Real Time Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Real America at 100 days digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Of nomads and knocks Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Louisiana Drug Warriors Bungle Surveillance So Badly Their Target Catches Them Placing A Tracking Device On Her Car Tim Cushing, Techdirt

How Do You Debate Section 230 When One Side Constantly Lies About It? Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Conservative Justices Have a Chance to Knock Down Handgun Laws Across the Country as Gun Club Targets N.Y.’s Strict Licensing Regime Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

More Than a Year After Officers Killed Breonna Taylor, DOJ Announces Civil Rights Probe of Louisville Police Alberto Luperon, Law & Crime

Fox News Lawyers Renew Bid to Get Smartmatic’s Billion-Dollar Case Thrown Out of Court: The Real ‘Threat’ to Democracy Is This Lawsuit Matt Naham, Law & Crime

Pro-Trump Firm Hired by Arizona GOP to Audit 2020 Election Results Told Judge It Can’t Release Procedures to Public Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Justices Appear Poised to Strike Down California Law in Case with Potential to Allow More Dark Money in Politics Elura Nanos, Law & Crime

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 837 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Barack Obama and American exceptionalism Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Lincoln Project and the Friends They Made Along The Way driftglass, at his blog

Identity Politics Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

MARCO RUBIO WILL ONLY GET WORSE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

GOP Still Doesn’t Know How To Quit Trump Michael Mora, Wonkette

Conservatives Furious Over Non-Existent Biden Plan To Deny Them Cheeseburgers Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Rep. Ted Lieu Offers Caitlyn Jenner Remedial ‘How To Government’ Lessons Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Former Congressman From ‘Hee Haw’ Not Comin’ Back, Not That You Were Asking Liz Dye, Wonkette

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