The Breakfast Club (Journalism)

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

Abraham Lincoln wins four-way race for President as American Civil War nears; March music ‘king’ John Phillip Sousa born; Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky dies; Director Mike Nichols born.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.

Walter Cronkite

Breakfast News

US teen vaping numbers climb, fueled by Juul & mint flavor

APNewsBreak: Arpaio aides refused to halt immigration stops

Tucson voters on course to reject sanctuary city measure

Former city councilman Neeley ousts incumbent Flint mayor

Virginia Democrats take control of both chambers of state legislature for first time in more than two decades

Buttigieg aide wins election as South Bend mayor successor

Iran to fuel centrifuges in new step away from nuclear deal

UK parties promise end to Brexit agony if they win election

UK government refuses to release report on Russian meddling

Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead

Breakfast Blogs

Gordon Sondland Is the First Guy Who Thinks Serving Donald Trump Doesn’t Mean Going to Jail for Him Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

When Your Joint Defense Agreement with the Russian Mob Blows Up in Your Face emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Secret agent man Devin Nunes at it again digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

Comforting the Afflictor Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

A Dozen Questions for John Solomon Sydney Blumenthal, Just Security

Mass disenfranchisement fails to save colossal asshole Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Gordon Sondland just remembered that Trump demanded that Ukraine announce an investigation of the Bidens in return for getting US military aid Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

The Democratic Primary and Income Inequality Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Impeachment Transcripts Reveal That Republicans Continue to Be Utter Dicks The Rude Pundit, at his blog

For the Record: Secret Hearings Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

THE DEMONIZATION GAP Steve M., No More Mister Nice Blog

GOP On Ukraine Ambassador’s House Testimony: CRUSHED IT! (Their Testicles.) Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Is One Of Rudy’s Chucklef*cks About To CHUCKLE-FLIP? Whoa If Chuckle-True! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

VRY SRS WaPo Op-Ed Warns Elizabeth Warren’s Rise Spells DOOM! Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Hero Florida County White Men Save Library From Evil New York Times Doktor Zoom, Wonkette