May 06

The Breakfast Club (Floods)

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

The hydrogen-filled airship Hindenburg explodes and crashes; Psychologist Sigmund Freud and actor-director Orson Welles born; Roger Bannister is the first athlete to run a mile in fewer than four minutes.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy.

Theodore White

Breakfast News

In long-feared twist, online leak rattles French campaign

Trump transition raised flags about Flynn Russia contacts

Iowa Supreme Court blocks portion of 20 week abortion ban

Texas police officer faces murder charge in teen’s death

Puerto Rico to close 179 public schools amid crisis

No clear favorite, rain make for unpredictable Derby

Breakfast Blogs

Flint Residents Are Behind on Their Poison Water Bills and May Lose Their Homes Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

CIA or NSA Warrantlessly Accessed the Content of More than 300 US Persons (Probably More than 1,300) Who Aren’t Terror Suspects emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Pre-Existing Moral Conditions. My Political Lament. Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Abundance of malice Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Now That The Damn Tour Is Over, Maybe We Can Create Some Actual Unity mrswhatsit9, hecatedemeter

George Will Is Now A ‘Vituperative Blogger Of The Left’**? driftglass, Crooks and Liars

The Evidence That the Comey Letter Threw the Election Is Overwhelming Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

WHY REPUBLICANS WILL PROBABLY BE ABLE TO GET A HORRIBLE HEALTH CARE BILL ENACTED Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog