Jan 31

The Breakfast Club (To Know The Truth)

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

US launches first satellite into orbit; Libyan intelligence officer convicted of Pan Am 103 bombing; US Soldier executed for desertion during World War II; Norman Mailer born; Franz Schubert born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.

Charlotte Bronte

Breakfast News

Judge rejects bid to suspend Louisiana pipeline construction

Nevada gambling board investigates Wynn sex allegations

Amazon, Buffett and JPMorgan join forces on health care

Arizona man says he sold ammunition to Las Vegas shooter

Ex-Mississippi Gov. Barbour arrested with gun at airport

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s great fear: Courts viewed as partisan

Separatists advance on presidential palace in southern Yemen

Putin calls Russia list ‘hostile’ as Dems decry no sanctions

Volkswagen suspends executive over monkey tests

Worst-hit reactor at Fukushima may be easiest to clean up

Russia’s Syria talks end with plan to draft new constitution

Catalan parliament postpones re-election of fugitive leader

Macedonia seizes large cannabis load amid trafficking spike

Breakfast Blogs

The State of the Journalism Industry, in Two Stories Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

Byron York Confirms that Many Names and Sources Implicated Carter Page as an Agent of a Foreign Power emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Defense Department Rules Data on Failure in Afghanistan Is Not Releasable Jim White, emptywheel

When do the full Nuremberg rallies start? digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Haggling over the price Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Libertarians Fail To See Clear Threat That Donald Trump Poses to the Neoliberal Order Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Bad News on the US-Korea Front dnexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Democracy’s Fragility Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Matthew Dowd is a Fundamentally Ridiculous Person driftglass, at his blog

WHEN DOES THE HEART PART START? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Minnesota Supreme Court Says Unlocking A Phone With A Fingerprint Isn’t A Fifth Amendment Issue Tim Cushing, Techdirt