The Breakfast Club (Convictions)

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

President Johnson names commission to investigate JFK’s assassination; U.N. passes resolution calling for the British Mandate of Palestine to be partitioned; First flight over the South Pole; Natalie Wood, Cary Grant and George Harrison die.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.

Louisa May Alcott

Breakfast News

Groups demand end to info-sharing on asylum-seeking children

Not just jobs riding on fate of GM plant after Trump promise

Ban on parents at school lunchrooms roils Connecticut town

LA joins other big cities in legalizing street vending

Prosecutors in abuse case search office of major US cardinal

Texas ruling may allow licensing of migrant family detention

Baltimore sues Trump administration over immigration policy

Putin derides Ukraine’s martial law as political trick

World faces ‘impossible’ task at post-Paris climate talks

French-born diplomat claims victory in Georgia vote

UK central bank warns of deep recession without Brexit deal

Breakfast Blogs

There’s a Reason Our Barking St. Bernard of a President* Doesn’t Do These Interviews Often

Trump’s Two Denials Could Provide Reason for Mueller to Demand an Interview emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Trump knew. Of course he knew. And Mueller knows he knew. digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Do they have guns too? Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

Them’s Fightin’ Words? State Dept. Ramps Up Iran Rhetoric Brian Egan, Just Security

Roger Stone’s ‘Time in the Barrel’: Campaign Dirty Tricks, Political Sabotage and the Law Bob Bauer, Lawfare

Pseudo-economists with perfect records of never having been right about anything write unintentionally hilarious hagiography of Donald Trump Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

More From the Worst Cabinet Ever Scoot Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Everything Old is New and Hilarious Again driftglass, at his blog

Got Paranoia? Disclaimer Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names