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Senate GOP has ‘low expectations’ for Trump’s SOTU — and they think he is ‘boxed in by his own decisions’: report

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While many Republicans will likely be very supportive publicly about President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, many are expressing doubts behind the scenes about how effective he will be.

Washington Post reporter Robert Costa has apparently been eavesdropping on Republican Senators and their staffers at the Senate coffee shop and has found that many GOP Senators are not optimistic about Trump’s big speech this week.

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“Hanging outside Cups, the Senate coffee shop, and it’s clear most Senate Rs have low expectations for tonight,” Costa reveals on Twitter. “Privately, several say he’s boxed in by his own decisions and an unwavering Pelosi. He may want to go big, one says, but he hasn’t shown an ability to do so.”

Costa also reports that many Republicans are “grumbling” about Trump’s plan to get his proposed border wall built by declaring a national emergency and diverting funding from the Pentagon to get the job done.

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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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