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The Breakfast Club (Raining Down)

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 10:30am (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

President Lyndon Johnson announces that he isn’t running for re-election; Flag first unfurled on top of Eiffel Tower; Terry Schiavo dies; Oklahoma debuts on Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?

Rene Descartes

Breakfast News

As war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia resurrects interest

Syrian refugees: more than 5m in neighbouring countries now, says UN

Ousted South Korea president Park Geun-hye jailed over corruption allegations

Venezuela opposition allege coup as supreme court seizes power

Donald Trump chases arms sales – whatever the human cost

Oklahoma Bar Association opens investigation of ex-AG Pruitt

Lawyer wants information about drugs for Arkansas executions

Climate change: global reshuffle of wildlife will have huge impacts on humanity

‘Super potato’ grown in Mars-like conditions may benefit Earth’s arid areas

Breakfast Blogs

North Carolina’s HB2 ‘Compromise’ Shouldn’t Fool Anyone Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

BBC’s FISA Reporter Argues CIA Should Lead Trump Investigation emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Mike Pence and the Wimminz Echidne, at her blog

Fixing whatever is wrong with Obamacare isn’t that complicated digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Anything that smells like money Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Blogversary Festival Day One: Lieberman Is No Longer a Name. It’s a Title. driftglass, at his blog

The Third Term of the Bush Administration Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

HOW’S THAT TRUMPIAN FOREIGN-POLICY LIBERALISM WORKING OUT FOR YOU? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Pennsylvania Court Says Bloggers Protected By Journalist Shield Law; Don’t Have To Reveal Commenter IP Addresses Mike Masnick, Techdirt