The Breakfast Club (Elephant In The Room)

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

Militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and seize its occupants; Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated; Soviet troops move in to crush the Hungarian Revolution in Eastern Europe; Baseball hall-of-famer Cy Young dies; Rapper and producer Sean “Diddy” Combs is born

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The unspoken thing, the elephant in the room, is the war against terrorism, it’s tainting everything.

Joanne Liu

Breakfast News

Trump now has opening to pull US out of Paris climate pact

All evacuations lifted for Southern California wildfire

US judge blocks Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants

Immigration looms over contested Minnesota school referendum

Illinois marijuana law aims to undo harm of war on the drug

Coal plant on tribal land to close after powering US West

Time ticks away at wild bison genetic diversity

Saudi Arabia formally starts IPO of oil firm Saudi Aramco

UK leader Boris Johnson sorry for missing Brexit deadline

El Salvador orders expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats

Italian ship with 151 rescued migrants docks in Sicily

Merkel: 1 million car charging points in Germany by 2030

Climate activists nab Macron portraits, divide French judges

Catalans against secession are alarmed by recent violence

Breakfast Blogs

The Phrase ‘CIA-Backed Paramilitaries’ Ought to Set the Alarm Bells Ringing Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

DOJ Pre-Dumps the Stone Trial: What BuzzFeed Obtained via FOIA emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Barr’s global gallivanting is much more bizarre than we knew digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Smells like victory Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The Flirtation Between Manila and Moscow is a Sign of the Times Dan Nexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

“Respecting the office” Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

America’s Worst People Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Don’t shoot the comedian Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Uh Oh! Someone Said ‘Condom’ On TV And Now The One Million Moms Need Their Smelling Salts Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

President Reading Rainbow Will Beat Impeachment By Confessing Crimes On TV Evan Hurst, Wonkette

DOJ Fake Law Has Bad Day In Real Court Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette