Jan 17

The Breakfast Club (Tricks And Treachery)

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

Benjamin Franklin born; Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw; Eisenhower farewell address; Japan earthquake; Al Capone is born;Muhammad Ali born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.

Benjamin Franklin

Breakfast News

Consumer watchdog considering repeal of payday lending rule

Washington state town wary of slow-moving landslide

Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants

Winter storm hits South with more snow, frigid temperatures

Arkansas legislative panel backs proposal to ban herbicide

New Jersey confirms nation’s first Sikh attorney general

North Dakota oil output cut back to meet gas capture rules

2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

Macron visits Calais to preview toughened migrant policies

Serb leader’s death in Kosovo raises Balkan region tensions

Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

German linguists: ‘Alternative facts’ the non-word of 2017

Breakfast Blogs

Does President* Trump Have Your Back? Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

The 702 Capitulations: a Real Measure of the “Deep State” emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Listen up, racist Trump voters: you personally need immigration digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Clarifying our values Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Great Moments In Murc’s Law Eric Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

David Brooks: John Stuart Mill — A Land of Contrasts driftglass, at his blog

DID IMMIGRATION HARDLINERS IN THE THURSDAY MEETING DELIBERATELY PLAY ON THE PRESIDENT’S RACISM? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

After Basically No Debate, And No Opportunity For Amendments, Senate Votes To Expand NSA Surveillance Mike Masnick, Techdirt