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The Breakfast Club (Pleased To Meet You)

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

Magellan begins globe-trotting voyage; Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal dies; Actress Sophia Loren born; Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in ‘Battle of the Sexes’; Singer Jim Croce dies in plane crash.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

You can have the power to destroy, but it doesn’t give you the power to reform, or improve, or build.

George R. R. Martin

Breakfast News

Hurricane Maria bears down on St. Croix, Puerto Rico after trashing DominicaAt least 93 dead in Mexico after quake :officials

After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism

Massachusetts sues Equifax as hack concerns spread to Canada

Russia’s war game spills into NATO skies, causing spat

As Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi says: ‘We want to find out why this exodus is happening’

At U.N., Trump’s tough talk opens door for Macron’s diplomacy

Merkel dismisses hecklers as polls point to fourth term

Eiffel Tower to get bulletproof glass in security push

Biologists just discovered an underwater octopus city — they call it Octlantis

Breakfast Blogs

This New Healthcare Bill Wreck Lives in Exchange for, What, Exactly? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

SSCI Plays Hardball with Michael Cohen’s Attempt to Distract from Trump Tower Deal emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump Speaks To The Nations of The World Echidne, at her blog

Oh heck. Does this mean Trump’s a Republican after all? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Run like a business Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Bill Cassidy Gives Cynical Liars A Bad Name Scot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

American Corporate Leaders: Truly the Savior of the Asian Working Classes Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Podcasts? How Do They Work? driftglass, at his blog

THE WORLD IS RUN BY OVERARMED ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOYS Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Why SESTA Is Such A Bad Bill Mike Masnick, Techdirt

California Sides With Comcast, Votes To Kill Broadband Privacy Law Favored By EFF Karl Bode, Techdirt