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Nov 17 2021

The Breakfast Club (Brevity)

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 Richard Nixon says ‘I am not a crook’; Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England; Suez Canal opens; Congress holds first DC session; Sculptor Auguste Rodin dies; Film director Martin Scorsese born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Breakfast News

US News

Pfizer asks US officials to OK promising COVID-19 pill

Boosters for all adults in US closer with panel meeting set

Cases surge in new COVID hot spots of Michigan, Minnesota

GOP-majority court chosen to consider Biden vaccine mandate

Fugitive COVID loan scammers sentenced to federal prison

Idaho lawmakers advance vaccine worker comp legislation

Effort seeks to decriminalize sex work in Oregon

Coming off climate talks, US to hold huge crude sale in Gulf

Infrastructure bill unleashes funding to address risky dams

Roadrunner, going faster, ends up in Maine after hitchhike

Buck takes shelter inside church on hunting season’s 1st day

US Politics

Idaho lawmakers advance vaccine worker comp legislation

Yellen extends to Dec. 15 date for potential debt default

Biden touts infrastructure bill at snowy, rusty bridge in NH

Reviving Biden’s big bill, Democrats look to regain momentum

Jan. 6 panel eyes Meadows contempt vote but ‘won’t rush’

Trump adviser appointed to panel on US elections

Michelle Wu sworn in as Boston’s first woman elected mayor

Leahy retirement sets off scramble in Vermont for successor

House to vote on censuring Gosar over video

Biden choice for Justice antitrust post wins Senate approval

Judge: Vegas man’s vote fraud claim ‘cheap political stunt’

International News

Pfizer agrees to let other companies make its COVID-19 pill

Greece’s tavernas, coffee shops close for pandemic protest

South Korea pushes booster shots as COVID-19 spread worsens

Slovakia to restrict the unvaccinated to tame COVID surge

Poland uses water cannons against migrants at Belarus border

Netanyahu appears in court as ex-aide prepares to take stand

Turkey: Man in custody sought for Haitian president’s death

China, US to ease restrictions on each other’s media workers

‘We don’t deserve this’: Inflation hits Turkish people hard

Envoy: US ready to confront attempts to tear Bosnia apart

Key Libyan commander announces candidacy for president

Northwest Storm: ‘Devastating’ flood damage, 1 dead in BC

Greek leader, in London, seeks return of ancient sculptures

Indonesia baby elephant dies after losing half of her trunk

Sports

No. 22 West Virginia women open season with 86-33 win

Engstler leads No. 10 Louisville in 82-25 rout of Bellarmine

No. 3 Maryland rolls over Mount St. Mary’s 98-57

Notre Dame has 3 with double-doubles, beats High Point 70-61

Sasser, Edwards lead No. 15 Houston past Virginia 67-47

Odukale, Hugley help Pitt hold off UNC Wilmington 59-51

Ellis, sloppy No. 14 Alabama get past South Alabama 73-68

Harris, Bates lead No. 11 Memphis over St. Louis 90-74

No. 5 Villanova holds off hot-shooting Howard 100-81

No. 6 Purdue dominates middle to take down Wright St 96-52

Nembhard, Hawkins lead Creighton past Nebraska 77-69

Cook tops milestone, Georgia beats South Carolina St. 76-60

No. 25 USC tops FGCU in ‘Dunk City’ reunion game, 78-61

Curry scores 37, Durant season-low 19 as Warriors rout Nets

Tokarski’s 45 saves help Sabres hold off Penguins 2-1

Campbell logs third shutout in Leafs’ 3-0 win over Predators

Rangers edge Canadiens 3-2 for fourth-straight win

Meier has goal and assist, Sharks top Wild 4-1

Atkinson keeps OT short in Flyers’ 2-1 win over Flames

Atkinson’s OT goal lifts Flyers over Flames 2-1

Argentina draws with Brazil, qualifies for 2022 World Cup

37th America’s Cup has a protocol but no venue yet

Breakfast Blogs

This Moment in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Stopped Me Cold Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

John Durham’s Cut-and-Paste Failures — and Other Indices of Unreliability emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The CRT Question digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

If Democrats’ tree falls in the forest…. Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Supreme Court Takes A Pass On A Chance To Firmly Establish A Right To Record Police Officers Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Top Lawyer for House Democrats During Trump’s Ukraine Impeachment Is Running for Attorney General of the Empire State Colin Kalmbacher, Law & Crime

Free Speech Group Asks Appeals Court to Reject ‘Florida’s Version of the First Amendment’ and Keep Gov. DeSantis’s Social Media Law Blocked Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Trump Claims Releasing Documents to Jan. 6 Committee ‘Would Have Enormous Consequences, Forever Changing the Dynamics Between Political Branches’ Jerry lambe, Law & Crime

A totally new paradigm Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The politics of Dobbs Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 953 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stupid Shit Andrew Sullivan Says driftglass, at his blog

CHUCK TODD LIVES IN A RAREFIED WORLD Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Tucker Feeling Threatened By Black Woman Who Is Vice President Again, We Guess Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Wyoming GOP Votes To Oust Liz Cheney For Crimes Against Trump Liz Dye, Wonkette

Joe Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill! Everyone Thank The Last Guy For Some Reason We Guess! Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Six Colorado High School Students Take Bullets For Gun Freedom Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

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