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WATCH: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains Trump’s ‘one big Hail Mary pass’ to ‘fix all of his problems at once’

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday suggested that President Donald Trump had attempted one big “Hail Mary” pass following the midterm elections.

“The White House — the Trump administration more broadly — appears to be in a kind of rattly phase,” the host noted. “Some of today’s wobbles appear to be the inevitable product of investigatory pressure on ethically challenged high-ranking individuals.”

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“So, some of it, I think, is driven by the way ethics scandals tend to end up, which is not good for the ethically challenged official,” she continued.

“A lot of this, though, appears to be driven by the political pressure that the White House is newly under in the wake of last week’s elections results,” she observed. “Democrats appear on-track to gain 37, if not 38, seats in the House of Representatives from these elections — which would be their largest congressional gains in a midterm election since the immediate aftermath of Watergate, right after Richard Nixon resigned.”

“So there is a lot going on right now in the news; there is a lot of pressure on this White House in this administration and from everything we have seen thus far, this is a president who does not handle pressure particularly well,” Maddow noted.

Maddow said firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and attempting to install Matt Whitaker as acting Attorney General may be Trump’s big “Hail Mary” pass.

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“His one, big, desperate, probably-won’t-work effort to try to fix all of his problems all at once by trying to fix law enforcement so it starts to help him out instead of continuing to threaten both him and senior members of his administration,” she continued.

“And ‘Hail Mary’ passes occasionally do work, right? That’s why it’s still a play that people try in football,” she reminded. “There are reasons tonight to think that this one is probably not going to work.”

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‘He didn’t do nothing’: Black kids confront white Philly cops as they terrorize innocent student at bus stop

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A group of children called out Philadelphia police officers who said that they wanted the kids to be "shaking" from the confrontation.

Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser.

The video was posted by Twitter by a user named Asia who claimed to be a student waiting for her bus.

Instagram is helping this get out, but it needs more attraction. This Happened in Philadelphia,Pa on Thursday. A group of school kids and I were waiting for the bus at the bus stop when a cop car came to us, slowed down and stared at us then kept going down the street. pic.twitter.com/OrvOvWf3Oh

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The Trump depression: Experts see a serious psychological depression taking hold in America

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Reviewing “Trump’s Wacky, Angry, and Extreme August” on Twitter, the New Yorker’s Susan Glasser said the experience “was exhausting, a dark journey to a nasty and contentious place.” But that’s hardly news: it’s a place we live in every day. We try to turn the volume down and ignore it, and that may work for a while. But it won’t last. It can’t. It’s getting worse, and we can all see where we’re headed.
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Julian Castro nails McConnell and GOP to the wall for putting ‘sexual predator’ Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

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Calling into MSNBC's "AM Joy" on Sunday morning, Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro ripped into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a serial sexual predator and said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP are to blame for his being on the court.

Speaking with host Joy Reid, Castro renewed a call he made late Saturday night for Kavanaugh to be impeached over fresh allegations of sexual assault  before getting down to the heart of the matter.

"Do you believe there was misconduct in this case by the FBI and the Department of Justice or even by the senators who seemed uninterested in finding out of what really happened with this very brief investigation of Mr. Kavanaugh?" Reid asked.

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