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The Breakfast Club (Dream On)

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 the Watts riots in Los Angeles; President Ronald Reagan’s joke causes a Cold War flap; The Mall of America opens; ‘Roots’ author Alex Haley born; Painter Jackson Pollock killed in auto accident.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

Breakfast News

Keystone XL opponents vow long fight as Nebraska hearing concludes

U.S. judge deals blow to Texas ‘sanctuary’ city law

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules fee on cigarettes unconstitutional

Oregon bans tobacco sales to under 21s, matching rules on marijuana

Prosecutors ask court to end Texas county’s cash bail for misdemeanors

Quebec border camp swells with asylum seekers from the U.S. — many are immigrants

Cuba says investigating ‘incidents’ concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana

Mexican official says migration, security at stake in NAFTA talks: report

Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor says she fears for her life, will keep fighting

Cruise passengers told to sit in dark to avoid pirates

Breakfast Blogs

Human Bowling Jacket Paul LePage Finds Part of the Constitution Unconstitutional Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Report from North Carolina Makes Reality Winner Leak Far More Important emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

The Slow (Possibly) Cricket Song Echidne, at her blog

Paul Ryan, Serious Man of Conservative Principle (TM) Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Graham needs a muzzle digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

5 Lines of Defense Against Global Trump Disaster Spocko, Hullabaloo

De-personalizing politics Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Things To Do On Twitter When Your Administration Is Dead driftglass, at his blog

TRUMP WANTS THE ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO RUN AS SMOOTHLY AS HIS WHITE HOUSE Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Court Sends John Oliver, HBO Back To State Court To Fight Bob Murray Mike Masnick, Techdirt