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Nov 11 2021

The Breakfast Club (Constituents)

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 armistice ends the fighting in World War I; Pilgrims sign Mayflower Compact; Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat dies; Author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and actor Leonardo DiCaprio born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

As constituents, we’ve become lazy in terms of what we want and how to get it. If we, as a constituency, don’t like what Congress is doing, but 90 percent of incumbents get reelected every year, that’s a problem.

Emma Gonzalez

Breakfast News

US News

New Mexico hospitals struggle amid push to vaccinate youths

Mandates drive up vaccinations at colleges, despite leniency

California prepares for possible winter pandemic surge

Nevada encouraged by demand for COVID-19 shots for age 5-11

Study: Fox viewers more likely to believe COVID falsehoods

Judge orders halt to Texas mask mandate ban in schools

Judge OKs $626 million settlement in Flint water litigation

DC strikes deal to improve conditions at city’s main jail

Judge: N Carolina must spend $1.75B to narrow education gap

Capitol rioter who hit officer gets over 3 years in prison

US food banks struggle to feed hungry amid surging prices

Heavy burden for consumers as holidays near: Soaring prices

US sues Uber, saying wait fees discriminate against disabled

After promise, Musk sells $1.1B in Tesla shares to pay taxes

Dixie State University name change passes Utah Legislature

US Politics

Biden: Infrastructure bill will ease economy woes, just wait

Gerrymandering surges as states redraw maps for House seats

US faces ‘heightened threat’ in holiday season, DHS says

Real Medicare drug savings in Dems’ bill — but not overnight

Dems call for censure of GOP congressman over violent video

Federal judge refuses Trump request to block Jan. 6 records

Cooper open to signing final NC budget expected next week

International News

As many try living with virus, China keeps up zero tolerance

China, US pledge to increase cooperation at UN climate talks

Climate finance isn’t charity, says Indian minister at COP26

Efforts to cut car, plane and ship emissions get small boost

Madrid defends waste handling despite landfill methane leaks

Loss of glaciers will hurt tourism, power supplies and more

China’s leader Xi warns against ‘Cold War’ in Asia-Pacific

Thai court says calls for royal reform may be seditious

Wooing France: VP Kamala Harris meets Macron after sub spat

Sports

Full house: F1 is Brazil’s biggest event since pandemic hit

Kevin Durant, James Harden lead Nets past Magic, 123-90

Connaughton helps Bucks recover, top Knicks after blown lead

Wizards beat Cavaliers 97-94 on Kuzma’s late 3-pointer

Jayson Tatum helps Celtics beat Raptors, 104-88

Grant has season-high 35 points, Pistons top Rockets 112-104

Cardan-Hillary helps No. 8 Indiana women beat Butler 86-63

No. 17 Ohio State women pull away from Bucknell 71-48

No. 15 Lady Vols pull away from S. Illinois late, win 59-49

Norman Jr. scores 23 to lead W. Michigan over Hope 76-58

Rutgers needs overtime to hold off Lehigh 73-70

Dickinson-led No. 6 Michigan beats Buffalo 88-76 in opener

Perry scores 18 to lift UCF past Robert Morris 69-59

Samuel carries Seton Hall over Fairleigh Dickinson 93-49

Battle scores 22 to lead Temple past UMES 72-49

Williams scores 22 as Wake Forest tops William & Mary 77-59

Breakfast Blogs

House Republicans Are Trying to Drag Senate Republicans Down to Their Level of Insanity Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Gina Bisignano: If a Plea Deal Falls on the Docket and No One Hears It … emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

They Seem Nice digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Can’t catch a break Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Missouri Admits It Fucked Up In Exposing Teacher Data, Offers Apology To Teachers — But Not To Journalists It Falsely Accused Of Hacking Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Students Have Rights: Court Dumps Evidence After Cops Rely On A Month-Old Anonymous Tip To Search A Minor Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Democracy is going from the USA Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The last K-Mart in Michigan Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 950 Erik Loomis, Lawyers,Guns and Money

It Ain’t Necessarily SoYastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

IS JIM VANDEHEI REALLY STUPID ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THIS, OR DO HE AND HIS REPUBLICAN SOURCES THINK WE ARE? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Trumpy Senate Candidate Sean Parnell Seems … Like Someone Trump Would Endorse All Right! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Ask Not For Whom The Subpoena Tolls, Trump Staffers. It Tolls For You. Liz Dye, Wonkette

What’s In The Infrastructure Bill? What’s In Build Back Better? Which Is Which? Wonkette Gets Servicey! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Tucker Carlson, Other Anti-Woke Crusaders Really Pissed That Microsoft’s Aware Blind People Exist Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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