Jul 11

The Breakfast Club (No Control)

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

America normalizes diplomatic ties with Vietnam; Aaron Burr mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel; Skylab makes a fiery return to Earth; Babe Ruth’s major league debut; Laurence Olivier dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Be obscure clearly.

E. B. White

Breakfast News

Seattle approves new income tax for wealthy residents

Federal regulator moves to mostly ban arbitration clauses

Justice Department pushes judge to give jail time to woman convicted of laughing at AG Sessions

What a find: Museum discovers lost wines almost as old as the country itself

France could close up to 17 nuclear reactors: minister

Iraqi declares ‘total victory’ over Islamic State in Mosul

Hospital: Ailing China Nobel laureate in critical condition

Coal-fired plants top polluters in Europe

Afghan students denied US visa to attend robot competition

Spain’s running of the bulls: 2 injured, no gorings on Day 4

Breakfast Blogs

The Grim Future of Medicaid Is Here! Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

James Clapper Updated Rules on Congressional Notice the Day before He Retired emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Meanwhile, in Arkansas. Hammering Away At Reproductive Choice. Echidne, at her blog

Blast from the past digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Naive” is being too kind Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

McConnell’s Secret Weapon Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

On Today’s Episode of “As The Churl Turns”… driftglass, at his blog

THE SO-CALLED PARTY OF THE WHITE WORKING CLASS LIKES BANKS BETTER THAN UNIONS Steve M., No More Miser Nice Blog

Third Circuit Appeals Court Establishes First Amendment Right To Record Police Tim Cushing, Techdirt