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Jun 10 2021

The Breakfast Club (Middle Of The Night)

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

The Six-Day War ends in the Mideast; Yugoslav troops leave Kosovo after NATO’s campaign of airstrikes; Alcoholics Anonymous founded; Actress and singer Judy Garland born; Singer Ray Charles dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

Saul Bellow

Breakfast News

US News

US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

Pandemic shows risk of obesity, and challenge of weight loss

Federal appeals court blocks sweeping Missouri abortion law

AP: Louisiana police unit probed over Black driver arrests

Keystone XL pipeline nixed after Biden stands firm on permit

Crews work to reopen Floyd square, activists close it again

Florida reverses itself, will allow rainbow bridge lighting

Police say nearly 250 arrested in Minnesota pipeline protest

US Politics

AP Exclusive: State bar investigating Texas attorney general

Federal probe: Protest not broken up due to Trump photo op

US drops Trump order targeting TikTok, plans its own review

Nominee to oversee Indigenous affairs has widespread support

Military relieves general of duties, cites tank sinking

For infrastructure deal, Biden eyes ‘multiple paths forward’

McGahn: Effort to get Mueller fired was ‘point of no return’

International News

‘This IS INSANE’: Africa desperately short of COVID vaccine

Haiti fights large COVID-19 spike as it awaits vaccines

AP source: US to buy 500M Pfizer vaccines to share globally

The new guy? Biden debuts at democracy’s most exclusive club

Biden, Johnson to stress close ties, manage differences

Russian court outlaws opposition leader Navalny’s groups

Trudeau denounces truck attack that targeted Muslim family

UK: Queen marks late husband’s 100th birthday with new rose

Sports

Chris Paul has another big night, Suns rout Nuggets 123-98

Islanders beat Bruins 6-2 in Game 6, reach Stanley Cup semis

Vasilevskiy yields little as Lightning advance in playoffs

Pillar, McKinney each homer twice as Mets rout Orioles 14-1

Cole spins a win as Stanton powers Yankees past Twins 9-6

Pederson, Alcantara homers power Cubs past Padres 3-1

Turner’s 2 HRs, strong bullpen lead Dodgers over Pirates 2-1

Canning, Rendon power Angels’ 6-1 victory, sweep of Royals

Cards stop 6-game skid, beat Indians behind Wainwright

Castro hits RBI double in 2-run 11th, Nats beat Rays 9-7

Tapia helps lead Rockies to rare road win vs Marlins

Grichuk homers, Blue Jays beat sloppy White Sox 6-2

Rookie Gutierrez wins again as Reds beat Brewers 7-3

Fraley’s catch, single in 11th leads M’s over Tigers 9-6

Odorizzi solid in 1st win since ’19, Astros beat Red Sox 8-3

Williams’ 1st career HR walks Phillies off over Braves

Sooners top Florida State 6-2, force decisive Game 3 at WCWS

No. 1 Djokovic, 13-time French champ Nadal to meet in semis

US routs Costa Rica 4-0 to finish 4-game, 11-day stretch

Prince Harry spreads news about Invictus Games in Germany

Breakfast Blogs

In the Capitol Police Report, ‘Bipartisanship’ Was Once Again the Enemy of the Whole Truth Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Tea Leaves on the Garland-Monaco DOJ and the Stay in Andrew McCabe’s Lawsuit emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Ignoring the Ecosystem Because You’re Telling People They Can’t See the Forest for the Trees Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

Wake up and smell the McConnell digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

I Just Don’t Get It tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

The maverick is really a servant of power? Say it ain’t so Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

After Multiple Reports Of DOJ Targeting Journalists’ Communications, The DOJ Finally Says It Will Stop Targeting Journalists Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Data Analysis Shows That Trump’s Messages Still Received Tons Of Attention; Though His Disinformation Doesn’t Travel As Far Mike Masnick, Techdirt

State Bar of Texas Investigating Whether AG Ken Paxton’s Failed Post-Election Lawsuit to SCOTUS Was ‘Professional Misconduct’ Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

‘Point of No Return’: Don McGahn Told Congress How Close Trump Came to ‘Inflection Point,’ Another ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Biden Administration DOJ Says It Will Defend Exemption to Law That Allows Religious Schools to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Students Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Missouri ‘Gestational Age’ Abortion Restriction in Complete Win for Planned Parenthood Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Huh, I Wonder if Turning Every Species on the Planet into an Industrialized Product Has Any Downside? Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

InfiLaw bust out lights its last match Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Will allowing Mitch McConnell to save a Supreme Court vacancy for the next Republican president depoliticize the Supreme Court? Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Ben Domenech and Charlie Sykes Variant #1 vs. Charlie Sykes Variant #2 driftglass, at his blog

Unconcern Troll Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

The Sinking of the Bipartisanship Manchin The Rude Pundit, at his blog

THE DEATH OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: WHAT, ME WORRY? (updated) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

That Time Trump Believed The DNC Was Going To Murder Joe Biden, Carrie-Style, At Prom! Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette

Noted Crackpot Naomi Wolf To Headline ‘Juneteenth’ Anti-Vax Freedom Fest Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Biden DOJ Shielding Trump From Rape-Defamation Suit, So That’s A F*cking Bummer! Liz Dye, Wonkette

Joe Manchin’s Name Will Be In The History Books. He Might Not Like What They Say About Him. Evan Hurst, Wonkette

What If Instead Of Making Selective Service Gender-Neutral, We Abolished It Entirely? Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

It’s Gonna Be Tea Party Summer All Over, But ‘Critical Race Theory’ Instead Of ‘Death Panels’ Doktor Zoom, Wonkette