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Jan 19 2022

The Breakfast Club (Wishing)

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

Robert E. Lee born; Indira Gandhi elected prime minister of India;President Bill Clinton admits making false statements under oath;Singer Janis Joplin born; Dolly Parton is born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.

Alexander Woollcott

Breakfast News

US News

US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say

New Mexico rolls out COVID-19 tests, schools running short

White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website

High court hears case involving painting stolen by Nazis

Felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot

Majority of US states pursue nuclear power for emission cuts

US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

NYC mayor says even he doesn’t feel safe on subway system

Albuquerque schools confirm ransomware attack, resume class

‘Worst house on best block’ of San Francisco sells for $2M

US Politics

Rudy Giuliani among Trump allies subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

Big voting bill faces defeat as 2 Dems won’t stop filibuster

Sanders says he may back Manchin, Sinema primary challengers

Nick Saban, others urge Manchin to protect voting rights

NTSB chief to fed agency: Stop using misleading statistics

LA mayor nominates 1st woman as city’s fire department chief

Hochul budget would boost school aid, offer tax relief

Harris still struggling to define herself one year in VP job

Alaska lawmakers face proposed salary hike, allowance limits

International News

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

China cites coronavirus on packaging, despite doubts abroad

Under-fire Boris Johnson denies lying about lockdown parties

Russia moves more troops westward amid Ukraine tensions

Blinken to meet with senior Russian as Ukraine tensions soar

US, allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn’t as clear

Treason trial of Cambodian opposition head Kem Sokha resumes

Fishermen protest after eruption causes oil spill in Peru

Sports

Butler’s block seals Florida State’s OT win over No. 6 Duke

No. 24 Tennessee scores final 8, beating Vanderbilt 68-60

Davis scores 27 as No. 8 Wisconsin holds off Northwestern

Ovechkin scores 27th, Capitals beat Jets 4-3 in OT

Monahan scores twice, Flames beat Panthers 5-1

Houser strong in season debut, Sabres beat Senators 3-1

Breakfast Blogs

The Elite Political Press Is Incapable of Looking the Monster in the Eye Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Reporting on the January 6 Investigation: emptywheel Brings Receipts emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Church of the Savvy digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Getting caught trying Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Pennsylvania Says Legal Medical Marijuana Means Cops Can’t Just Sniff Their Way Into Warrantless Searches Tin Cushing, Techdirt

Jan. 6 Committee Goes After Peddlers of Trump’s Fraud Claim; Seeks to Depose Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

‘She Believed the Allegations Then and She Believes Them Now’: Sidney Powell Sticks to Baseless Voter Fraud Claims in Bid to Boot Venezuelan Businessman’s Defamation Lawsuit Marisa Sarnoff. Law & Crime

Attacks on critical race theory are attacks on MLK’s most fundamental ideas Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

CDC guidelines give unvaccinated preference over vaccinated for lifesaving treatments Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Working in Elder Care Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Tone Cop! — Special White House Episode driftglass, at his blog

THIS IS HOW MUCH RIGHT-WINGERS HATE YOU Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Fifth Circuit Tells Women To Get F*cked In Latest Abortion Decision Liz Dye, Wonkette

Ron DeSantis Wants Special Police Force For Elections, Which Sounds Perfectly Fine, Sure Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

Anti-Abortion Folks Pretty Sure FDA Hiding Pile Of Dead Abortion Pill Patients Somewhere Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Ron DeSantis Delivers MLK Day Gift Of Racially Gerrymandered Congressional Map Stephen Robinson, Wonkette