Jul 10

The Breakfast Club (Friends Who Care)

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

Start of World War II’s Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I’d rather have friends who care than friends who agree with me.

Arlo Guthrie

Breakfast News

Black homeowners struggle as US housing market recovers

Congress returns to battles over health care, budget

Goal of nation’s first opioid court: Keep users alive

exas border city considers helping US jail immigrants

Adoptees’ bid for access to birth certificates stirs debate

Iraqi leader congratulates troops in Mosul; fight goes on

Turkish opposition leader ends 25-day march, rallies backers

Jordan, Kuwait carriers lift laptop ban on US flights

WWII bomb safely removed in Poland, 10K residents head home

Foreign doctors deem ill Chinese Nobel laureate OK to travel

Spain’s running of the bulls: No gorings on Day 3

Breakfast Blogs

There’s a Voter Suppression SWAT Team from the Bush Administration on the Loose Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

On Trump’s Impenetrable Cyber Security Unit to Guard Election Hacking emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

And Trump Speaks in Warsaw. From A Draft Prepared By Putin? Echidne, at her blog

The Magnitsky Act digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Integrity shmegrity Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

But Then They Went Too Far Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down driftglass, at his blog

IMAGINE THERE’S NO IDEOLOGY Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog