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The Breakfast Club (Risk)

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

JFK and Nixon participate in TV’s first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams born; ‘West Side Story’ hits Broadway.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T. S. Eliot

Breakfast News

Puerto Rico evacuates area near crumbling dam, asks for aid

U.S. appeals court allows part of Texas law targeting ‘sanctuary cities’

U.S. Senate conservatives propose tough restrictions on ‘Dreamers’

US murder rate rose in 2016 – but experts question claims of long-term trend

Merkel faces tough coalition talks as nationalists enter German parliament

North Korea’s foreign minister: Trump has declared war on our country

‘The best day of my life’: Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum

Venezuela slams U.S. travel restrictions as ‘political terrorism’

Brazil house speaker says Temer charges must be taken together

Breakfast Blogs

It’s Bigger Than Trump. It’s Bigger Than Kaepernick. Charlie Pierce, Esquire Politics

Facebook Anonymously Admits It IDed Guccifer 2.0 in Real Time emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Did President Trump Violate Federal Law With His Alabama Rant? bmaz, emptywheel

“You don’t lurch into authoritarianism, you slide into it” digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

A faith not so deep and abiding Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

An American Horror Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down driftglass, at his blog

WHEN COPS KILL UNARMED BLACK PEOPLE, RUSH LIMBAUGH IS THE REAL VICTIM Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Desperate To Stop Leaks, The Trump Administration Considers Moving From Bad Ideas To Worse Ones Tim Cushing, Techdirt