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The Breakfast Club (Hope You’re Having Fun)

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

‘Son of Sam’ killer David Berkowitz caught near New York City; Leno and Rosemary LaBianca murdered by Charles Manson’s cult; FDR stricken with polio; The Smithsonian Institution established.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

A fool and his money are soon elected.

Will Rogers

Breakfast News

Critics say vote fraud panel could create target for hackers

Wisconsin Senate leader says Foxconn votes may be lacking

Judge won’t give Texas ‘sanctuary city’ ban early blessing

Alabama wants to reinstate hearings for pregnant girls

Soggy no more: Seattle turns switch with record dry streak

US oil industry pushes back on sanctions against Venezuela

Kenya awaits vote results amid violence, hacking allegations

North Korea says it released Canadian detainee

Australians set for non-binding mail ballot on gay marriage

Spray can stunt prompts Twitter to act on hateful tweets

Breakfast Blogs

There Are Two Unsung Heroes in the Keystone Pipeline Fight Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

A 25-Year Army Vet Explains the North Korea Warning Sign He’s Waiting For Robert Bateman, Esquire Politics

On the Manafort Raid emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Things: Non-Nuclear Proliferation Rayne, emptywheel

Is there really a question about what he’s going to “choose”? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“This painful story would be utterly unremarkable” Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Asymmetric Polarization and the Courts Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

One Day in America Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Famous Conservative Political Writer Does Not Want To Write About Conservatism Or Politics Anymore driftglass, at his blog

WILL DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL DOWNBALLOT THAN UPBALLOT? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Facebook, Twitter Consistently Fail At Distinguishing Abuse From Calling Out Abuse Mike Masnick, Techdirt

AT&T Lies Again, Insists Net Neutrality Rules Will Hurt First Responders Karl Bode, Tecdirt