The Breakfast Club (The Past)

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

Start of World War II’s Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The past always looks better than it was. It’s only pleasant because it isn’t here.

Finley Peter Dunne

Breakfast News

Judge blocks government lawyers from quitting census fight

Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

GOP-led Virginia Legislature abruptly adjourns gun session

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing

Mountain goat relocation resumes in Olympic National Park

Willie Nelson brings Farm Aid 2019 to Wisconsin’s dairy land

Local permit denied for Woodstock 50 at upstate NY track

Mayflower replica to sail for 400th anniversary of voyage

Caught between US and Iran, Europe struggles with diplomacy

UN says death toll from Libya fighting passes 1,000

Greece’s new finance minister to push ahead with tax cuts

Hong Kong protesters to continue after bill declared ‘dead’

UK Tory contenders trade blows; Labour backs new Brexit vote

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts bomb-laden Yemen rebel drone

Egypt asks Interpol to help it retrieve King Tut statue

Breakfast Blogs

Democrats Should Cut Off Alex Acosta’s Paychecks Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Ann Donaldson’s Code Makes Richard Burr’s Tip-Off to the White House Far More Damning emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Meanwhile, At Trump’s Golf Resort Echidne, at her blog

Another little bit of collusion among friends digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

#ETTD even when he doesn’t touch it Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

How Congress Should Think About Mueller’s Testimony Quinta Jurecic, Lawfare

You don’t worry about the things that you used to be Scot Lemieux, Lawyeres, Guns and Money

The Battle for the AFL-CIO’s Future Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

No One Is Going to Save Us… (Part 1) The Rude Pundit, at his blog

Trump’s Book Yatreblyansky, The Rectification of Names