May 05 2021

The Breakfast Club (Accomplices)

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

Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte dies; Philosopher Karl Marx born; IRA member Bobby Sands during a prison hunger strike; Carnegie Hall opens in New York

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.

Edward R. Murrow

Breakfast News

US News

The Latest: Michigan lifts mandate for outdoor mask use

Biden aims to vaccinate 70% of American adults by July 4

Pennsylvania lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Memorial Day

Oregon extends COVID workplace mask rule indefinitely

Oregon State University to require COVID-19 vaccines

Idaho lawmakers want say in spending future US relief money

LA, San Francisco lead California business reopening pace

3 Vegas casinos fully opening after 80% worker vaccinations

As pandemic ebbs, an old fear is new again: mass shootings

Chauvin’s lawyer seeks new trial, hearing to impeach verdict

Wind, rain pound South amid flood fears and water rescues

Endangered condor egg hatches in Northern California’s wild

US Politics

GOP lawmakers in Kansas push COVID-19 relief for businesses

Yellen clarifies she is not predicting Fed rate increases

Despite business warnings, GOP moves ahead with voting bills

Judge orders Justice Dept. to release Trump obstruction memo

GOP lawmaker: Three-Fifths Compromise was to end slavery

Montana ends unemployment pay boost amid worker shortage

Amid legal challenge, capital gains tax signed into law

Bid to have House vote on governor’s emergency powers fails

Campaign stunt, ads bring California recall into new phase

Streamlined NC biomass operation permits advance in Senate

International News

‘Horrible’ weeks ahead as India’s virus catastrophe worsens

US report: Taliban will likely curtail Afghan women’s rights

Netanyahu misses deadline, political future in question

International official: Bosnian Serbs seek to split country

Madrid’s champion of soft virus restrictions wins election


Belt slam in 10-run 1st lifts Giants over Rockies in opener

Booker scores 31, Suns dominate OT to beat Cavs 134-118

Bjork’s 2 goals, shootout winner lead Sabres over Islanders

Svechnikov helps Hurricanes rally past Blackhawks 6-3

Breakfast Blogs

This Ruling Out of Ohio Suggests the Events of Last Summer Are Now Embedded in the Law Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ Got All the Proud Boy Telegram Texts from Ethan Nordean’s Phone emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Bad Habits Of Thinking Make It Hard To Form Community Ed Walker, emptywheel

Anti-maskers targeting kids digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Meanwhile, in the South China Sea again Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Glorious! Joy Reid Blasts Tucker Carlson And The Fox News ‘BS Factory’ Karoli Kuns, Crooks and Liars

Lawsuit: Cops Trashed An Attorney’s Home In Retaliation For Successfully Defending A Suspect Against Murder Charges Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Oversight Board Tells Facebook It Needs To Shape Up And Be More Careful About Silencing Minorities Seeking To Criticize The Powerful Mike Masnick, Techdirt

DOJ Must Turn Over Secret Trump-Era Memo That Judge Finds ‘Calls Into Question’ Bill Barr’s Statement to Congress About Obstruction, Mueller Report Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

‘Cohen Redux’: Federal Prosecutors Request Special Master, Setting the Stage for Fight with Rudy Giuliani Over Attorney-Client Privilege Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Happy 90th birthday Willie Mays Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

If only there was a mechanism available that would allow demand to meet supply Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

American Politics Now Has Two Big Racial Divides Perry Bacon Jr., FiveThirtyEight

Another Steele Dossier? Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Florida Republicans So Mad At Florida Republicans For Making It Harder For Florida Republicans To Vote Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Rudy Giuliani Asks FBI To Believe 10 Impossible Things Before Breakfast Liz Dye, Wonkette

Sweet Christ, Now Republicans Are Defending The Three-Fifths Compromise Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Biden Gets It Right Finally, Raises Refugee Cap Doktor Zoom, Wonkette