May 05

The Breakfast Club (Cinco de Mayo)

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

Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte dies; Philosopher Karl Marx born; IRA member Bobby Sands during a prison hunger strike; Carnegie Hall opens in New York.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Freedom is when the people can speak, democracy is when the government listens.

Alastair Farrugia

Breakfast News

Hacking arrest, fake news in tense French presidential race

EU eyes rules that could move thousands of jobs from London

Russian opposition leader Navalny allowed to travel abroad

German state elections a test for left’s challenge to Merkel

South Koreans begin early voting to replace ousted Park

Federal Judge Orders Georgia To Reopen Voter Registration For Runoff Election

Georgia governor approves carrying concealed guns on campus

Mexican-Americans torn about Cinco de Mayo in Trump era

Illinois Senate votes for ‘TRUST’ with immigrant community

Baby otter rescued from Phoenix canal, nursed back to health

Breakfast Blogs

Were You Invited to the Party in Washington Today? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

One Takeaway from the Five Takeaways from the Comey Hearing: Election 2016 Continues to Suffocate Oversight emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

How Big Should the Democratic Party Tent Be? Echidne, at her blog

As long as he hates us so well, they will love him digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Don’t give me the babe in the woods routine, Karen. I’ve heard those tapes.” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Anyone But Cuomo Scott Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

TrumpCare. Is. The. Best. Suicide. Note. Ever. driftglass, at his blog

POST-MODERN GOVERNMENT: LEGISLATION AS FLOATING SIGNIFIER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Ahead Of His Senate Hearing, James Comey Pushes His ‘Going Dark’ Theory Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Maine The Latest State To Try And Let Giant Broadband Providers Write Shitty, Protectionist State Law Karl Bode, Techdirt