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Jan 10 2022

The Breakfast Club (Your Life)

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

Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense; London’s Underground opens; The Beatles first album released in US hits store shelves; Rod Stewart is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Breakfast News

US News

Stay home or work sick? Omicron poses a conundrum

Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote

Chicago fight with teachers union stretches into 2nd week

Bronx apartment fire kills 19, including 9 children

Social workers’ field safety remains concern after killing

Newly affirmed, tribe looks at casino plans with fresh eyes

US Politics

Biden shied away from news conferences, interviews in Year 1

Biden’s low profile on Guantanamo rankles as prison turns 20

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson will seek reelection

Ohio Rep. Jordan rejects Jan. 6 panel request for interview

International News

Russia, US hold working dinner to open Geneva talks

Prospects dim as US, Russia prepare to meet over Ukraine

China’s Tianjin on partial lockdown after omicron found

German vaccine mandate may take months to pass, parties say

This will be South Sudan’s hungriest year ever, experts say

Amid tensions, Bosnian Serbs celebrate outlawed holiday

Opposition candidate wins in Venezuela’s cradle of Chavismo

Official: 30 Nigerian students freed after 7 months

UK plans holiday weekend to honor queen’s 70 years on throne

Sports

No. 11 UConn women top Creighton 63-58 after long layoff

No. 1 South Carolina routs No. 21 Kentucky 74-54

Jump’s 21 points leads No. 2 Stanford past Gonzaga

Miura hits 5 3s to help USC beat No. 4 Arizona women 76-67

No. 15 North Carolina women roll past Virginia Tech, 71-46

No. 23 Wisconsin edges Maryland after wasting 21-point lead

Doncic has triple-double, Mavericks beat Bulls 113-99

Towns’ season-high 40 points leads Minnesota over Houston

Jokic has 22 points, 18 rebounds, Nuggets beat Thunder 99-95

Klay Thompson has 17 points in return, Warriors beat Cavs

Anfernee Simons scores 31, Portland beats Sacramento 103-88

Bucs beat Panthers 41-17, earn No. 2 playoff seeding in NFC

Dolphins top Patriots 33-24 in regular-season finale

Bills clinch AFC East title with 27-10 win over Jets

Saints miss wild-card spot despite 30-20 win over Falcons

49ers clinch playoff berth by holding off Rams 27-24 in OT

Seahawks win 38-30 to spoil Cardinals shot at NFC West title

Titans clinch AFC’s top seed with 28-25 win over Texans

Roethlisberger, Steelers on verge of playoffs after OT win

49ers are playoff-bound after 27-24 OT win over Rams

Browns close season with 21-16 win over Burrow-less Bengals

Washington beats Giants on Gibson TD run, McCain’s 2 INTs

Vikings beat Bears 31-17; futures uncertain for Nagy, Zimmer

Trevor Zegras leads Ducks past Red Wings 4-3 in SO

Breakfast Blogs

Florida Men Love Golf Cart Parades and, Allegedly, Voting More Than Once Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Six Trump Associates Whom DOJ Is Investigating emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel