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‘Revoking’ a security clearance is not as simple as Trump made it sound. Battles could play out for years, lawyers say.

Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he’s considering “going to court” to challenge President Trump’s decision to strip him of his security clearance. If he does, plenty of lawyers with expertise in security clearance cases stand ready to help him.<p>“There’s a ton of us who would do it …

Security

Giuliani tries to clarify 'truth isn't truth' comment

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rudy Giuliani on Monday attempted to clarify his weekend remark that "truth isn't truth" as part of his explanation for why he doesn't believe that President Donald Trump should testify with special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>"My statement was not meant as a pontification on moral …

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175 former US officials added to list denouncing Trump for revoking Brennan's security clearance

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> One hundred and seventy-five former US officials spanning service across intelligence agencies, the State Department, the National Security Council and the Department of Defense added their names on Monday to a list of intelligence officials denouncing President Donald Trump's …

Donald Trump

How to make a mini-pond

Step 1<p>Thoroughly clean the tin bath or your chosen container and seal any drainage holes with silicone. Place the bricks around the container’s …

Gardening

Landscaping for Small Yards: Building Raised Beds

01 of 10<p>Buying Lumber to Build a Portable Raised Bed<p>An oft-cited principle regarding construction in crowded areas is, if you can't build <b>out</b>, you …

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve …

10 Tips for Attracting Butterflies to Your Backyard

Make Your Garden a Habitat for Butterflies<p>A butterfly garden is more than a flower bed. To attract butterflies to your backyard, you need to provide …

Caterpillars

Grow Hydrangeas From Cuttings

01 of 10<p>An Affordable Way to Grow More Hydrangea<p>An explosion of new cultivars in recent years reflects the trending nature of hydrangeas. And, who …

Discover 20 Self-Sowing Flowers!

Many flowers reseed themselves! Here’s a list of over 20 flowers that you plant once and enjoy for years. And if you are busy deadheading your …

Gardening

Slow Cooker Weeknight Dinner Recipes

If you hear 'slow cooker' and picture sad and flavorless meals, then do we have a surprise for you. Created with persnickety cooks in mind, these …

Video Of Justin Trudeau Telling A Heckler "Racism Has No Place" In Canada Is Pretty Powerful

Some world leaders are hesitant to unequivocally denounce racism. Others are much more forthcoming in their fight against it and consistently so. …

Canada

Trump rewrites history as Russia probe pressure mounts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The looming verdict for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and new questions about what exactly the White House counsel told special counsel investigators, combined with Trump's increasingly combustible Twitter feed, have put the feeling of climax in the air.<p>Jury …

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‘There is no happy ending’: Morning Joe says Trump and Rudy have gone ‘through the looking glass’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham agreed the increasingly frantic comments by the president and his lawyer …

Donald Trump

No, Quarterly Reports Haven’t Crippled Long-Term Thinking

Since the Great Depression, businesses and the American public have had a simple agreement: People give companies money in the hope that it’s spent …

Stock Markets

‘Looking for trouble’: Trump accuses Mueller’s ‘angry Democrat Thugs’ of trying to interfere in midterms

President Donald Trump opened a new line of attack against the Russia probe by accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of trying to interfere in the …

Donald Trump

U.S. firms warn next China tariffs to cost Americans from cradle to grave

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A broad cross-section of U.S. businesses has a message for the Trump administration: new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports will force Americans to pay more for items they use throughout their daily lives, from cradles to coffins.<p>FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers, …

The world's biggest shipping company warns Trump's trade war will hurt America more than anyone else

The CEO of AP Moller-Maersk, the world's biggest operator of container ships, has predicted that President Donald Trump's trade war will harm the US more than any other country.<p>Speaking at Maersk's global headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, Soren Skou said the US-led conflict, which has seen …

Economy

Trump's Orwellian phrases

<b>Rudy Giuliani</b> on Sunday let fly with the new "alternative facts," as the Trump administration drumbeat goes on.<p><b>The timeline: Kellyanne Conway</b> on …

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Trump revoked John Brennan’s security clearance. The long-term consequences may be dire.

When President Trump revoked former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance last week, many considered the act as retaliation against an outspoken critic of the administration. Trump’s move — which he linked to his frustration with the Russia investigation — may have broader implications for …

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Our Favorite Slow-Cooker Pork Recipes

Your new weeknight staples.<p>The slow cooker is the answer to all weeknight worries. It gives you a stress-free dinner that’s full of flavor and …

Cooking

EVEN IF YOU AREN’T A TREE HUGGING HIPPIE THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO STAIN WOOD.

I like to think of myself as someone who does their bit to help the environment. I don’t use bottled water, I compost my scraps and I have an …

Cleaning

Is That For Sale? Screw it. I'll Just Make One.

<i>I’ve recently made a discovery that’s sure to get written up in journals and what not. I’ve figured out what the most elusive and rare thing in the</i> …

Woodworking

10-Minute Mushroom Carbonara Recipe

"This is a quick and easy upgrade to weeknight spaghetti dinner. I tend to make this low sodium, but you may want to add salt in the pasta water and …

A Month's Worth of Quick-and-Easy Dinners

For anyone who's ever been stumped about what to make for dinner, here's one for you. We've put together <i>an entire month's worth</i> of 5-star recipes, …

Mulvaney 'fascinated' by focus on government shutdown

White House budget chief Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneySunday shows preview: Trump stokes intel feud over clearances Pentagon, GOP breathe …

Republicans

Beto O’Rourke Could Be The Democrat Texas Has Been Waiting For

Beto O’Rourke’s grassroots campaign to unseat Senator Ted Cruz is blazing across Texas. But can it convert energy into actual votes?<p><b>Beto O’Rourke is a prolific,</b> prodigious sweater. We’re talking shirt-soaking, chin-dripping sweat, most visible as he takes questions from the audiences that have …

San Antonio

Hayden: Relationship between Trump, national security community 'dangerously close to being permanently broken'

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that he thinks the relationship between the national security community and President TrumpDonald John …

Donald Trump

Giuliani says Trump Tower meeting was for Clinton dirt

President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting was "originally for the purpose of getting information about …

Johnson: Brennan didn't misuse security clearance, but abused privilege

Sen. Ron Johnson on Sunday said he didn’t believe former CIA director John Brennan misused his security clearance but, instead, “abused his privilege” by publicly accusing President Donald Trump “of treasonous behavior.”<p>T who is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security committee, said during an …

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Making DIY Budget Cabinets