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WATCH: John Brennan compares Trump to ‘foreign despots’ in scathing rebuke on MSNBC

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Wednesday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shocked political observers when she announced that the Trump administration was revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan.

Brennan had been critical of the president’s handling of the controversy surrounding the release of Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s book on Twitter.

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Quite a few observers pointed out that the administration’s actions appear to be politically motivated, as well as driven by the president’s need to shift the narrative away from Omarosa’s damning claims.

Wednesday afternoon Brennan appeared on MSNBC and aired his concerns about the ramifications of Trump’s actions.

“I pushed out a tweet expressing my concern about what I think is a politically motivated action by Mr.  Trump,” he told Nicolle Wallace.

“It should worry all Americans.”

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He added: “I’m going to continue to speak out.” He also compared Trump to “foreign despots.”

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Why you should sell your house now — and not wait for the climate to change

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Cities across the United States are already seeing the impacts of climate change. Sea levels are on the rise in Miami, Florida, where ocean waters creep into the streets, even when it isn't raining. Massive wildfires have taken out whole neighborhoods in California and in Alaska, about 2.5 million acres have burned since July 3. Wildfires there are getting worse, according to experts.

The problem of climate change has reached a dangerous level for some homeowners in areas that are no longer insurable. In Miami, for example, the "street-level" is now considered the basement and insurers are dropping coverage for basements. According to the Daily Beast, at least 340,000 California homeowners lost their property insurance coverage between 2015 and 2018 because the wildfires are getting worse and companies don't want to pay out when homes are destroyed.

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GOP lawmakers working behind the scenes with Democrats to curb Trump’s tariff madness

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According to a report from Wall Street Journal, Republican lawmakers are working behind the scenes to rein in Donald Trump's penchant for declaring tariffs willy-nilly depending on how he feels about other countries and their leaders at any given time.

As the president trade war rages on -- impacting manufacturers, farmers and consumers alike -- Republicans looking at the 2020 election are desperate to turn around a U.S. economy that looks headed for a recession.

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Beto O’Rourke doubles down on gun buybacks

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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Texas Democrat who is running for president in 2020, told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that he believes assault weapons are "instruments of terror" and the government should implement a mandatory buyback policy.

I was asked about @SenToomey saying mandatory buybacks are "awful."

I said the priorities in D.C. are screwed up.

What's awful is a 17 month-old baby shot in the face with an AR-15 in Odessa. What's awful is 22 people killed in a Walmart buying school supplies in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/JAN1xfrQYS

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