The Breakfast Club (Nasty)

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

President George W. Bush signs USA Patriot Act; Henry Kissinger says ‘peace is at hand’ in Vietnam; Gunfight at the OK Corral takes place; Actor Bob Hoskins and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The truth of the matter is the tone is toxic here in Washington, and we have been exporting it around the country.

Emanuel Cleaver

Breakfast News

UN’s own expert calls its actions over Haiti cholera outbreak ‘a disgrace’

Calais camp demolition begins as charities call for protection of minors

Scotland to pardon gay men convicted under outdated laws

Over 120 arrested at North Dakota pipeline protests, including journalists

Vatican bans Catholics from keeping ashes of loved ones at home

Urine is eroding the world’s tallest church tower

nt How peanut butter drone strikes could help save endangered black-footed ferrets

‘Tree’ arrested for blocking traffic in Portland

Breakfast Blogs

Meanwhile, in the Real World, Climate Change Is Creating Vast Deserts Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

So Obama has to be locked up too, naturally digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Operation Memory Hole: America’s Elite Media Fires Up The Bagger 293 driftglass, at his blog

On Early Florida Voting As On Every Other Subject, Republicans Prefer Their Own Facts Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

WikiLeaks: An Own Goal Mandos, Ian Welsh

The Right Is Giving Up on Democracy Jeet Heer, New Republic

Will Mushy Moderates Cost the Democrats a Senate Majority? Laura Reston, New Republic

Man waving “Blacks for Trump” sign at rallies is former member of violent cult Robert Mackey, The Intercept

Trump Super PAC agreed to take millions in illegal campaign contributions from fictitious Chinese donor in explicit exchange for “influence” Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

New Docs Detail How AT&T Planned To Profit Massively By Helping Law Enforcement Spy On The Public Karl Bode, Techdirt

Chickenshit American Bar Association Scared Out Of Publishing Report Calling Trump A Libel Bully Mike Masnick, Techdirt