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The Breakfast Club (Walk Don’t Run)

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

Hurricane Katrina blows ashore in southeast Louisiana.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Rising sea levels, severe draughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Leon Panetta

Breakfast News

Harvey brings death, destruction to Houston as flood waters rise

Texans refuse to leave pets behind as they flee Harvey

Texas governor may allow insurance companies to short-change Hurricane Harvey victims

U.S. appeals court questions scope of Trump travel ban

Georgia unveils statue of civil rights leader King on capitol grounds

Anti-racism activists to march from Charlottesville to Washington

North Korea fires missile over Japan, sharply escalating tensions

EU urges swifter Brexit talks as London seeks ‘flexibility’

Colombia protests what it says was Venezuelan military incursion over border

Iraqi forces face tough resistance from IS in final Tal Afar battle

Saudi says it’s prepared to handle any stampede or disease at haj

Breakfast Blogs

Trump Finally Has an Ideology, and It Will Lead Us to Serious Trouble Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Steele Dossier and WaPo’s Trump Tower Scoop emotywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Can’t Stop/Won’t Stop: CNN Has A New Racist Bigot Apologist bmaz, emptyweel

Trump’s Latest Friday News Dump Echidne, at her blog

Too decent digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A more perfect populism Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 136 Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Andrew Sullivan Proves The Wingnut Welfare System Is America’s Most Durable Infrastructure driftglass, at his blog

JOE ARPAIO MIGHT SAVE JEFF FLAKE’S POLITICAL CAREER Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Warrant Affidavit Shows How Easy It Is To Bilk The Government Out Of Excess Equipment Tim Cushing, Techdirt