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Eckardt calls lawsuit against Trump partisan - puts federal funding at risk

Eckardt calls lawsuit against Trump partisan - puts federal funding at risk

Richard Blumenthal , D-Conn., said the number of congressional plaintiffs is higher than in any other suit filed against a president. Attorneys general in Washington D.C. Democratic lawmakers are suing President Donald Trump over foreign money flowing into his global business empire. The Washington Post reported that the Kuwaitis even moved their booking to Trump's place, foregoing the Four Seasons, a hotel they had booked for years.



Leo Varadkar's First Day On The Job

The Fine Gael TD is switching from Foreign Affairs to Justice Minister, as part of new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's reshuffle. He went to Aras a Uachtarain (official residence of the Irish president) to receive his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins.



Taylor Swift's music returns to streaming sites

Even though artists don't earn as much money through streaming , the exposure is huge. The albums that will be made available will be 2012's Red , the breakout album Fearless , Speak Now , 1989, and her debut self-titled, Taylor Swift .



First round of Brexit talks to begin on June 19

Though on the surface, Thursday's meeting with Northern Irish parties is aimed at breaking the logjam in forming a new cross-party regional government in the province, May needs broader acceptance of a Conservative-DUP deal. The 1998 Good Friday Agreement commits the United Kingdom and Irish Governments to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" in their dealings with the different political traditions in Northern Ireland .



Foster calls on Sinn Féin 'to tango' with DUP in talks

Britain's finance minister said Friday that jobs and growth should be the priority when Brexit negotiations begin next week, indicating that the weakened government in London might be softening its tone with Brussels . Talks to restore confidence took a back seat in recent days as the political focus largely shifted to London and the DUP's deal to prop up the Conservatives at Westminster.



Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine

Thursday night, Rosenstein issued an unusual statement complaining about leaks in the case. "The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said.