May 10

The Breakfast Club (Just The Facts)

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

A golden spike completes America’s first transcontinental railroad; Nazis burn books in Germany; Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland; Nelson Mandela takes office in S. Africa; U2’s frontman Bono born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley

Breakfast News

Trump Weighs Sending as Many as 5,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

US watched Russia hack French systems during election

Harsher sentences could result from guidance weighed by US

Texas votes to give immigration lockups child care licenses

Sale of Trump Caribbean property revives ethics concerns

Delaware legislature moves to guarantee abortion access in Trump era

In Wisconsin, ID law proved insurmountable for many voters

Australian senator makes history by breastfeeding her baby in Parliament

Daring deer licks barrel of Indiana turkey hunter’s shotgun

Breakfast Blogs

Let’s Call ‘Cultural Anxiety’ What It Is Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Tuesday Night Massacre bmaz, emptywheel

Diversity, New York Times Style Echidne, at her blog

Nasty boys and girls digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Sally lays it down Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Today in the Left as Bernie Sanders Personality Cult Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Biggest Conservative Cretin In Hollywood Is Back On Twitter driftglass, at his blog

SO WHICH REGULAR FOX COMMENTATOR WILL BE THE NEXT HEAD OF THE FBI? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The FCC ‘Investigation’ Into Stephen Colbert Is A Complete Non-Story Karl Bode, Techdirt