Jan 05

The Breakfast Club (12 Drummers Drumming)

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 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) 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

Elian Gonzales decision; First female U.S. governor inaugurated; Sonny Bono dies; Pete Rose admits to betting on baseball; Bruce Springsteen’s first album debuts.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.

Walter F. Mondale

Breakfast News

Blizzard rolls up the East Coast, with cold blast to follow

Roy Moore accuser files defamation lawsuit against him

Luck of the draw helps Republicans hold Virginia House

Civil rights probe of black man’s police shooting is closed

Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling off US coasts

Iran blames CIA for week of protests; US denies any role

US suspends security assistance to Pakistan

Aid group projects 48,000 births in crowded Rohingya camps

Ethiopia to release imprisoned politicians, close camp

Iceland requires companies to prove equal pay for women

Spanish court reviews custody of ex-Catalan vice president

Fowl weather friends: Arkansas students print 3-D duck leg

Breakfast Blogs

All of Trump’s Problems Seem to Perpetually Come Down to Money Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

More Trump Gifts To His Base: A Lump of Coal For Christmas Echidne, at her blog

Senators do have power. They just refuse to use it to stop Trump. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The circus on Pennsylvania Avenue Tim Sullivan, Hullabaloo

It’s Good For Presidential Nominees to be Good at Politics Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

How the Republican fake scandal machine works Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Gas Station Attendants and the Working Class Economy Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bad Day At Galt’s Gulch drifglass. at his blog

THINK ANYONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE KNOWS WHAT JOAN DIDION SAID ABOUT WRITERS? (OR KNOWS WHO DIDION IS?) Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Could It Be? Congress Actually Wants To Do The Right Thing On Electronic Voting! Mike Masnick, Techdirt