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The Breakfast Club (Daft)

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 Richard Nixon announces his breakthrough trip to China; Fashion designer Gianni Versace slain; Aerospace giant Boeing founded; Dutch painter Rembrandt born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.

Malcolm de Chazal

Breakfast News

Brazil’s former president sees politics in Silva conviction

Qatari FM says Gulf standoff cannot be resolved in a day

Changes in Catalan gov’t before vote on secession Spain

Aid groups wary of proposed Italian rules on migrant rescues

Travel ruling paves way for more refugees, but appeal awaits

No one rule applies on how hot is too hot on an airliner

Toxins in water under Tennessee power plant causing alarm

Texas’ biggest assisted-living facility for Medicaid closing

The Latest: 3rd home threatened by growing Florida sinkhole

California man gets 16 years in prison for killing 21 cats

Spain’s running of the bulls: 13 injured on final day

Breakfast Blogs

And They Say Nothing Important Happens on a Friday Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

And Now Akmetshin, or Why the Hell *Didn’t* Obama ‘Tapp’ Team Trump? Rayne, emptywheel

On Soppressata, Capicollo And Intersectionality. My Criticism of Cultural Criticisms Echidne, at her blog

Friday Night Soother digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

What possesses them? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Possibility Exists That Donald Trump Jr. May Not Have Been Telling the Whole Truth Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Workers Making Ivanka Brand Clothing Eric Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

President Stupid Shoulda Called Saul driftglass, at his blog

THE LEFT ISN’T READY FOR A PENCE PRESIDENCY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

The War On Dogs Continues: Cop Shoots Two Non-Threatening Dogs During Burglar Alarm Call Tim Cushing, Techdirt