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The Breakfast Club (Karma)

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

Live Aid concerts held in London and Philadelphia; A French revolutionary is stabbed in his bath; Civil War draft riots erupt in New York; A power blackout hits the Big Apple; Actor Harrison Ford born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I guess one of the ways that karma works is that it finds out what you are most afraid of and then makes that happen eventually.

Cheech Marin

Breakfast News

Brazil’s ex-president Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for corruption

Anti-Qatar alliance renews attack on al-Jazeera Arabic

Asylum seekers turned away at US-Mexico border sue US government

2.1 billion people Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water

Conservative groups urge lawmakers to gut climate programs in US military

Obamacare is ‘failing’ because the GOP and insurers are determined to kill it: physician

Firefighters gain on several wildfires in California Reuters

Weed-infused coffee pods now available in Nevada

Jupiter’s great red spot: Juno probe captures closest images yet of huge storm

Breakfast Blogs

The Democratic Party Has a Lesson to Learn from Oklahoma Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Yet More Proof Obama Didn’t “Tapp” Trump emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

How We Think About Colleges And Universities. Partisan Divisions in the United States. Echidne, at her blog

He’s going under digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Nobody could be so foolish” except … Tom Sulivan, Hullabaloo

The Trump-Russia Conspiracy Is Now Very Simple David Corn, Mother Jones

Trump told us exactly who he was dnexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Republican War on Democracy Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 101 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It Chuck Todd Had Said This In 1988, I Would Have Been Impressed driftglass, at his blog

OUR SIDE’S VERSION OF TAKING THE GLOVES OFF Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Court Won’t Let Patent Troll Dismiss Its Way Out Of A Lawsuit, Orders It To Pay Legal Fees Tim Cushing, Techdirt