The Breakfast Club (Flying Forever)

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

Journalist Edward R. Murrow takes on Senator Joe McCarthy’s anti communist campaign; Commedian George Burns dies in 1996.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

I could have gone on flying through space forever. Yuri Gagarin

Breakfast News

Russian destabilisation of Balkans rings alarm bells on eve of EU summit

China provisionally grants Trump 38 trademarks – including for escort service

At least 19 girls dead as home for abused teens catches fire after Guatemala riot

Apple to ‘rapidly address’ any security holes as companies respond to CIA leak

Border Patrol may loosen lie-detector use in hiring to meet Trump’s jobs order

Revised travel ban to face first legal challenge as Hawaii lawsuit advances

International Women’s Day: women close schools, occupy farms and go on strike

Los Angeles set to tax itself to raise billions for homelessness relief

‘It’s heartbreaking’: Maltese mourn collapse of Azure Window arch

Blanket ruling: a Snuggie is not an outfit, and other wacky court decisions

Breakfast Blogs

Imagine How Bad the Republican Budget Could Be. It’s Worse. Charles Pierce, Esquire Politics

CIA Did Not Have Multi-Factor Authentication Controls for All Users as Recently as August 2016 emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Ah Women! What Would We Do Without Them? Putin and Trump on International Women’s Day. Echidne, at her blog digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

He’s ba-aack: Freewayblogger Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel driftglass, at his blog

You Are What Your Record Says You Are Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

LOIS LERNER, YOUR THOUGHTS? Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

Court Tells Cops They Can’t Use GPS Data Gathered After Suspect They Were Tracking Sold The Vehicle Tim Cushing, Techdirt