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The Breakfast Club (Dancing In The Dark)

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) 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.

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This Day in History

The Beatles appear on TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan’; Sen. Joseph McCarthy launches his anti-communist crusade; World War II’s Battle of Guadalcanal ends; Soviet leader Yuri Andropov dies; author Alice Walker born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

This is a wonderful planet, and it is being completely destroyed by people who have too much money and power and no empathy.

Alice Walker

Breakfast News

Last stand: ‘water protectors’ return to Standing Rock as drilling set to begin

US border agents could make refugees and visa holders give social media logins

US military plan to rent at Trump Tower threatens conflict of interest

Boris Johnson among record number to renounce US citizenship in 2016

Justin Trudeau canvasses world leaders before visit to Trump White House

Iranian travel ban baby arrives in US for life-saving heart surgery

Alexei Navalny: Russian Court Convicts Main Opposition Leader

Somalis greet ‘new dawn’ as US dual national wins presidency

Proposed Trump executive order would allow US firms to sell ‘conflict minerals’

Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as ‘unreliable’ source

Breakfast Blogs

Here’s Another Retrograde Disaster Charles Pierce, Esquire Blog

Nevertheless, She Persisted Rayne, emptywheel

Warren Silenced: The Patriarchy Strikes Back Adele M. Stan, The American Prospect

Are we positive Trump doesn’t drink? digby aka Heather Digby Parton. Hullabaloo

The little ladies will sit down and shut up Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Climate Change in the Age of Trump — A “Profit-First Energy Plan” Gaius Publius, Hullabaloo

Explain To Me Again About This Both Sides Thingie driftglass, at his blog

THEY’VE GOT A LITTLE LIST* (*ACTUALLY, IT’S NOT LITTLE AT ALL — IT’S FREAKING ENORMOUS) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Stupidcrazyevil Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Manchin djw, Lawyers Guns and Money

When to Primary Blue State Democrats Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Biggest Advocates For An Imperial Executive Branch Are Suddenly Freaking Out Over Trump Mike Masnick, Techdirt

New FCC Boss Decides It’s Cool If Phone Monopolies Want To Rip Off Inmate Families Karl Bode, Techdirt