The Breakfast Club (Compassion)

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 and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant born; Explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed; U.S. Marines attack North Africa during the First Barbary War; Ailing baseball star Babe Ruth honored.


Breakfast Tunes



Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac


The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

Coretta Scott King


Breakfast News


Kansas court bolsters abortion rights, blocks ban

Trump tells NRA he’s withdrawing from arms trade treaty

Pentagon expected to send about 300 more troops to border

Border Patrol expands fingerprinting of migrant children

College hoops champs Virginia won’t be visiting White House

New York Archdiocese names 120 priests accused of sex abuse

Rule changes lead to more uncertainty at Talladega

The Latest: Cal State LA measles quarantine grows to 656

Team recommends reducing lobstering gear to save whales

Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings

Opposition leader Corbyn decries UK ‘red carpet’ for Trump

Candidates in Spain urge voters to keep far-right at bay

Migrant arrivals plunge in Spain after deals with Morocco

Italian center-left party presents candidates for EU vote

Climate mural emerges after London protests; Is it Banksy?

Emperor Akihito saw diplomacy as path to make amends for war


Breakfast Blogs


It Is Impossible to Come Off Worse in a Newspaper Story Than Rod Rosenstein Did Today Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Why Did Mueller Include the June 9 Meeting Statement in His Obstruction Case? emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

History’s Rhyme: Nixon’s Articles of Impeachment Rayne, emptywheel

Trump On Trade Deals, Again Echidne, at her blog

I always knew Rosenstein was a weasel digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

The party of white, male landowners Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

CBP’s New Social Media Surveillance: A Threat to Free Speech and Privacy Raya Korah, Just Security

Trump Sues Oversight Committee: Valid Move or Aggressive Delay Tactic? Margaret Taylor, Lawfare

Republicans Hate The Voters They Need Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Stupid Shit Andrew Sullivan Says driftglass, at his blog

Brooks on Biden Yastreblyansky, Rectification of Names