Jun 17

The Breakfast Club (Ignorance)

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 Watergate scandal begins to unfold; The Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution; O.J. Simpson arrested in the slayings of his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman; Singer Kate Smith dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

How can you run for president if you don’t know the job description?

Mohamed ElBaradei

Breakfast News

7 US Navy crew reported missing after collision off Japan

Hundreds gather at protest after Minnesota officer acquitted

Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal

Bat sign lights up the sky over Los Angeles in a tribute to Adam West

Father’s Day founder was renegade, great-granddaughter says

London fire may have destroyed DNA needed to ID victims

Uncertainty over Islamic State leader’s fate after airstrike

New French revolution? Novices set to take over parliament

Australia to hold first nationwide gun amnesty in 21 years

Breakfast Blogs

This Is Not an Ideal Time to Have White Supremacists Infiltrating Law Enforcement Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Wyden to Coats: Admit You Know NSA Is Collecting Domestic Communications under 702 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

A Touch To Much Of DOJ Politicization: Rosenstein Above Brand bmaz, emptywheel

When Women Speak. The Examples of Kamala Harris and Veronika Hubeny. Echidne, at her blog

A Very, Very Dangerous Situation Josh Marshall, TPM EdBlog

The King’s loyal manservant digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Trump investigation: Noise to signal ratio Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

McConnell’s Nihilism Works Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

This Week In Fringe Leftist Heresy Becoming Serious Conservative Orthodoxy: Andrew Sullivan driftglass, at his blog

I’M SURE YOU’LL BE SHOCKED TO LEARN THAT TED NUGENT’S KUMBAYA ACT IS A COMPLETE FRAUD Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Wall Street Still Annoyed That Competition Forced Wireless Carriers To Bring Back Unlimited Data Plans Karl Bode, Techdirt