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Senate passes controversial $1.2 trillion spending package to avert partial shutdown

The Senate passed a controversial six-bill government funding package on Saturday after a brief partial government shutdown. 

Senators voted in favor of passing the $1.2 trillion spending package by a vote of 74-24. The text for the group of bills was only unveiled in the early hours of Thursday morning, angering several Republicans in the upper chamber. 

The appropriations measures were considered in the House on Friday morning, ultimately passing by a vote of 286–134, with a majority of Republicans, 112, voting against them. 

Prior to the package’s approval by the upper chamber, the outlook for avoiding a partial government shutdown looked bleak, as Republican senators claimed Democrats were unwilling to take up their requested amendment votes. 

It was only in the last hour that senators appeared to have reached an agreement, returning to the chamber floor and exchanging papers prior to beginning the voting process. 

HOUSE PASSES $1.2 TRILLION GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

A $460 billion funding package that included six of the twelve appropriations bills passed in both chambers earlier this month, despite vocal Republican opposition to the amount being spent, what the money is being put toward, and what they described as breaches of procedure.

The two-pronged appropriations process was outlined in a continuing resolution (CR) last month, which designated March 8 as the deadline for the first half of spending bills and March 22 for the last half. The stopgap measure was the fourth of its kind since the initial appropriations deadline of Sept. 30, 2023. 

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Several Republican senators slammed the last-minute release of the bill text on Thursday, criticizing plans to vote on Friday and being given only a day to read through the 1,012-page package. 

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, told Fox News Digital it was an “utterly absurd, insulting and lawless suggestion that that is an appropriate legislative process.” 

“This is a crazy way to run the country,” added Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.

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With the Senate’s passage, the spending package now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed. 

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After several stopgap bills to push spending bill deadlines, the government is set to be fully funded until the Sept. 30, 2024 deadline for fiscal year 2025 appropriations bills. 

It’s unclear whether Congress will be able to avoid the same funding disagreements it faced in the fiscal year 2024 spending negotiations, given the divide between parties will remain just as narrow. Some Republican lawmakers have noted that the drawn out appropriations process has already started interfering with discussions for next year’s spending.

Royal expert pulls curtain back on Kate Middleton’s cancer announcement: ‘All in one take’

Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, announced in a video message on Friday that she was diagnosed with cancer following her planned abdominal surgery in January and is currently undergoing preventative chemotherapy treatment. 

Royal expert Neil Sean was a guest on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Friday to share his thoughts on the princess’ message. Sean noted that this year has been a “terrible” year for all members of the royal family, including King Charles’ own cancer diagnosis.

“Being really honest here, I got a little bit choked up,” he said of Kate’s video. “Because what I’m looking at is a very brave lady, for any lady out there going through any similar thing.” 

Sean was told that Middleton filmed her message “all in one take” which “is very hard to get that kind of thing out and keep that calm composure.” 

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He continued, “What you’re actually seeing is a lady who’s clearly thinking of others, because she’s not trying to frighten anybody, she’s just being very pragmatic, telling you exactly the problem and the situation.”

He is “warmed” by the fact that Kate shared that she’s well and looking toward the future as she undergoes preventative chemotherapy treatment, but can’t help but perceive a “depressing” feeling sweeping across the United Kingdom.

Sean pointed out that Prince William had continued to tend to his royal duties and “trying to keep it together” during this frightening time for his family.

WATCH: Neil Sean: ‘I got choked up’ watching Princess of Wales’ video

Sean also noted that prior to Kate’s message, which was recorded on Wednesday, Buckingham Palace announced that the princess would return to royal duties on Easter. 

On Friday, a Kensington Palace spokesperson told Fox News Digital, “The Princess will return to official duties when she is cleared to do so by her medical team. She is in good spirits and is focused on making a full recovery.”

Former royal editor of The Sun, Duncan Larcombe, discussed Kate’s diagnosis on “America Reports” on Friday.

Larcombe said that the news of the princess’ health was a “big shock.” 

“Obviously, when the palace announced that Kate was going to spend two weeks in hospital for abdominal surgery and then need three months for recovery, I think everybody knew that was something quite serious,” he began. “But I don’t think any of us knew it would be as serious as what we’ve now discovered this evening.”

WATCH: Duncan Larcombe: Cancer diagnosis will rally the public behind Kate Middleton

Larcombe noted that the late Queen Elizabeth’s motto, “Never complain, never explain,” when it comes to the royal family, is gone due to the age of social media. 

“The royals simply cannot disappear off the radar as if nothing’s going on behind the scenes,” he said. 

Larcombe said that he’s been covering Kate since she was Prince William’s girlfriend, and he cannot think of a “single thing she’s done wrong,” including her video message on Friday. 

“We’ve seen incredible dignity. The public will simply love her more as a result of this video announcement today,” he said. “She even reaches out to other people who have gone through cancer, like so many families have one way or another.”

British broadcaster Jonathan Sacerdoti believes that Middleton’s address to the public was “vulnerable and honest.”

“The Princess of Wales addressed the public in a vulnerable and honest video message, which came after weeks of speculation and gossip about her condition, which she had hoped to keep more private,” Sacerdoti told Fox News Digital. 

Jonathan addressed the frenzy circulating Middleton since her surgery and is hoping the public is “more willing to leave her alone” now that she’s been open and honest about her health and whereabouts.

“It is sad that she was pushed to do this, and hopefully, people will now be more willing to leave her alone and let her deal with this situation in private. The public has no right to interfere nor to know every detail of her medical condition,” he said. 

Sacerdoti continued, “At 42 years old, we can only hope that her cancer was caught early, and can be treated effectively. We don’t know any details of which type of cancer she has, nor the nature of her treatment.”

Helena Chard, British broadcaster and photographer, told Fox News Digital Friday, “The Princess of Wales gave such a balanced, moving yet inspirational speech to the world. We are all so shocked and saddened to hear POW [Princess of Wales] has cancer.” 

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Chard continued, “It is unusual that she has given the speech herself and enormously brave. It will have been her decision to give the speech direct to camera. 

“The good news is that she has the top medical team looking after her and the total care and love of her doting husband and family. The world now needs to respect her privacy and allow her to heal. The Royal family will battle on,” she concluded.

The Princess of Wales has been undergoing preventative chemotherapy treatment after a planned abdominal surgery showed “cancer had been present,” Kate said in her video message. Kate did not elaborate on the form or extent of the cancer in her video.

Middleton gave the update on her health on Friday after undergoing major surgery earlier this year.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, personally, for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding whilst I have been recovering from surgery,” Middleton said in the video recorded Wednesday.

“It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful.”

The Princess of Wales explained that after her abdominal surgery, it was believed her condition was “non-cancerous.” However, further testing showed “cancer had been present.” Middleton was advised to begin chemotherapy by her medical team.

“This, of course, came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family,” she continued. “As you can imagine, this has taken time. It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment. But, most importantly, it has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be OK.”

“As I have said to them; I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body and spirits,” Middleton added. “Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too. As is the love, support and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both.”

The princess asked for privacy as she completes treatment.

“We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment,” she noted. “My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy, and I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now I must focus on making a full recovery. At this time, I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone.”

Kensington Palace confirmed to Fox News Digital on Thursday that Middleton had been working from home. She was kept up to date regarding the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood’s trial of an observation tool for child development.

The Princess of Wales has remained out of the public eye since December 25. Buckingham Palace later revealed Middleton had been admitted to a hospital for a planned abdominal surgery on January 17. Since then, she has only been spotted a handful of times, sparking speculation about her whereabouts.

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Middleton was most recently spotted walking through the Windsor Farm Shop with Prince William nearly three months after her last official royal outing.

Fox News Digital’s Lauryn Overhultz and Ashley Papa contributed to this report.

Head coach says he had one-word message for team during blowout loss to No. 1 UConn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — For No. 16 Stetson, their first-ever March Madness game was practically over before it started.

Defending champion UConn, the top seed in the entire NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, got out to an 8-0 lead, led by 20 halfway through the first half and owned a 52-19 lead after the first 20 minutes.

The Huskies’ lead would eventually reach 39 in their 91-52 victory, but admittedly for the Hatters, the game was pretty much over at halftime.

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At that point, Stetson head coach Donnie Jones needed to change his team’s mindset, as his guys were “discouraged.” He did that, he said, by writing just one word on the whiteboard in their locker room: 

“Pride.”

“My biggest thing with them was it’s going to be how we finish today, and we’re going to be proud when we walk off this floor,” Jones said after the game. 

“‘Pride’ was what I wrote on the board. Did not care about the score at that point, just wanted our guys to go out and show the level that we can play at that got us here, go out and have no regret in these last 20 minutes,” he explained.

“There’s no loss with our group tonight. The victory’s already been won.”

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When asked if his guys showed him pride in the second half, Jones said they “definitely” did. UConn outscored Stetson in the second half 39-33, but it was a far cry from the first half.

“That’s who we were all season. This group was a unique group, a group that never quit regardless of the score. They’ve been very resilient. There’s a lot of tears in that locker room, there’s a lot of respect in that locker room, and these guys truly love each other. That’s something we don’t see in teams a lot. A lot of guys are individuals, they play for themselves, and even when some teams are winning, they’re not tight like this. But this group really came together and really believed,” he said.

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UConn will face No. 9 Northwestern on Sunday after the Wildcats’ wild overtime victory against the No. 8 FAU Owls on Friday.

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CNN host shocked at how Trump, Biden poll in two swing states: ‘World is upside down’

CNN host Dana Bash marveled Friday at how former President Trump is leading against President Biden on most key issues in Michigan, most notably on the Israel-Gaza war.

Bash spoke about polling conducted in Michigan and Pennsylvania showing Trump leading in the Great Lakes State and the presumptive candidates tied in the Keystone State. 

She said that if Trump wins both, Biden cannot afford to lose any other swing states, such as “Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, or Nebraska’s second congressional district, or he will not win the White House.”

The news host went on to express shock that “abortion and democracy” are “the only two issues” where Biden has an advantage in both states. 

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“Then you look at other issues: U.S and world affairs, economy, immigration, Israel/Gaza, Trump has an advantage and it’s actually- if you look at the Israel-Gaza question, the fact that Trump has a 20-point advantage in Michigan. I mean, the world is upside down,” she said.

CNN political director David Chalian argued that Trump’s advantage may not be enthusiasm for his policy, but the dissatisfaction of Michigan’s large population of Muslims and Arab Americans with Biden’s position on Israel.

Chalian said, “But I think that finding probably explains a lot of Joe Biden’s troubles in Michigan right now as well. I mean, it’s obviously an issue that we saw in the primary where the uncommitted vote against him, we see young voters, independents, people who have been affiliated with this, calling for a ceasefire movement, very frustrated with the president and his policies, and so that’s clearly partly at play here in Michigan.”

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“Yeah. No question,” Bash replied. “But it’s hard to imagine that Donald Trump will be any more sympathetic to what’s going on in Gaza than Joe Biden is, which is what is so surprising.”

“It has nothing to do with their actual policy positions, right, necessarily or what he’s proposing,” he said.

In February, 100,000 people voted “uncommitted” in the Michigan Democrat primary as a warning to Biden that they may stay home on Election Day if he continues his current stance on Israel.

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College student seeks advice on how to deal with roommate from hell

A Reddit user who says she was given a “curfew” by her college roommate received reassurance from other people on Reddit that she should not have to abide by these rules, as she’s an adult and can do what she wishes. 

“I’m a freshman in college living in a dorm and got a randomly assigned roommate. We live very different lifestyles,” wrote Reddit user “Tequilaandmayo” in a post this week on the subreddit known as AITA (“Am I the A–hole”).   

“I like to stay up late and sleep in late, and she likes to go to bed early and wake up early,” said the woman. 

In the post, titled “AITA for not respecting my roommate’s curfew,” the woman wrote that she and her roommate had earlier agreed “that she could turn out the light at any point and I would be quiet after that.” 

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Her roommate, she said, goes to sleep between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m, and “I often get ready for bed and [lie] in bed at these times out of respect.”

The woman added, “However, there are generally two (or) three nights a week, one of which is a weekday, that I stay up and out past this time.”

When this happens, “I keep the light off and do nothing more than crawl into bed when I return home,” usually between midnight and 3 a.m.

Three weeks ago, Tequilaandmayo’s roommate, she said, “told me she doesn’t like me staying out late because it affects her sleep and that she wants me back by 12.” 

Tequilaandmayo’s friends made fun of her for this — but even so, she said she “left parties, study sessions and hangouts early to get home on time” out of respect for her roommate’s wishes. 

Things, however, came to a conflict earlier this week.

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“On Monday night I was out playing board games with friends and lost track of time. I noticed it was 12:30, and out of respect for her I decided to pull an all-nighter with my friends in the common room,” she said.

Tequilaandmayo wrote that she returned to her dorm room at 8:15 a.m. to get ready for the day and shower. 

“However, I got an angry text later that day,” she shared, “calling me out for returning at 8:15, despite me doing my best to remain quiet and even not returning home at an unreasonable hour, as I would’ve been up at that time anyway,” she said.

Tequilaandmayo added that she “responded and apologized for waking her up, but explained that I stayed out all night for her and I did nothing wrong. I also explained that while I was willing to compromise and be back most nights at midnight, as long as I was courteous, there would be nights I would come back later.” 

Despite the apology, the roommate informed her that “she had scheduled a meeting with our [resident assistant] to mediate” the situation. 

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“I honestly want to know if I’m in the wrong, she’s in the wrong, or if it’s just a bad situation,” wrote the woman on Reddit. “Any advice would be welcome, too. Thanks.”

Fox News Digital reached out to Tequilaandmayo for further comments or updates. 

A marriage and family therapist told Fox News Digital that, given the available information, Tequilaandmayo’s roommate is the one in the wrong in this situation. 

“It is unreasonable for the author to have to compromise her desire to stay out late in order to accommodate her roommate,” Rachel Goldberg, LMFT, founder of Rachel Goldberg Therapy in Los Angeles, told Fox News Digital via email.

As both are first-year students in college, “this may be the roommate’s first experience dealing with conflicts over lifestyle choices outside of her family dynamic,” said Goldberg.

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She added, “Currently, her approach seems to involve attempting to exert control — which is not conducive to healthy roommate dynamics or real-world problem-solving.”

During the upcoming mediation, “the author should communicate to her roommate that while she will continue to be extremely quiet to respect her roommate’s need for sleep, she will not sacrifice her freedom to choose when she stays out late,” she said. 

The woman “should communicate [that] she will not sacrifice her freedom to choose when she stays out late.”

The roommate may have a sense of “envy or FOMO” at Tequilaandmayo for staying out late, said Goldberg, which could further influence her behavior. 

“Finally, I would also ponder why the author has been so accommodating and whether she fears facing backlash or disappointing someone,” she said. 

Reddit users largely agreed with Goldberg’s take, telling Tequilaandmayo that she’d been perfectly accommodating given the situation and that her roommate was not being fair. 

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On the AITA subreddit, people can reply to posts and indicate the poster is “NTA” (“Not the A–hole”), “YTA” (“You’re the A–hole”), “NAH” (“No A–holes Here”) or “ESH” (“Everyone Sucks Here”).

Users can “upvote” responses they think are helpful and “downvote” ones that are not. 

More than 500 people replied to the post, with nearly all saying that Tequilaandmayo was “NTA” in this situation.

“Decidedly NTA. Your roommate is delusional. You are free to come and go as you please. You pay tuition, room and board just like your roommate does,” said Reddit user “Peony-Pony” in the top-upvoted reply.

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The same user continued, “If your roommate thinks they can control what anyone else does, they are as unrealistic as they are entitled.”

“The RA is going to be laughing about this with the other RAs.”

Other people pointed out that the resident assistant might find the whole situation humorous. 

“The RA is going to be laughing about this with the other RAs,” said Redditor “lilolememe” in another top comment. 

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The roommate “cannot dictate when you can come home. If you stay out all night, it’s not her right to judge. You’re an adult, and you can do what you want.” 

Lilolememe added, “Obviously, flipping the lights on and being loud is not allowed because you do have to honor quiet time.” 

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The commenter added that Tequilaandmayo is “being super courteous, and she’s being controlling.” 

Wrote another Reddit user by the name of “Remember1959,” “Wish I could see the RA’s face when they hear this one … As others have said, your roommate is NOT your mother.”

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Stephen Colbert receives legal notice after falsely alleging Prince William affair

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert was reportedly sent a legal notice by lawyers of Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, whom the CBS star recently joked about having an unsubstantiated affair with Prince William. 

“The rumor appears to have entered into the mainstream media recently as a result of another joke made about it on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,'” Hanbury’s attorneys told In Touch Weekly on Thursday. “We have written on our client’s behalf to CBS and various other reputable media organisations to confirm that the allegation is false.”

Representatives for Paramount and Hanbury did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital‘s requests for comment. 

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On the March 12 installment of “The Late Show,” Colbert made a joke at Hanbury’s expense while addressing speculation about Kate Middleton. 

“The kingdom has been all a flutter by the seeming disappearance of Kate Middleton. Well now, internet sleuths are guessing that Kate’s absence may be related to her husband and the future King of England William having an affair,” Colbert told his audience. “So, I think we all know who the alleged other woman. Say it with me –– the Marchioness of Cholmondeley –– what a beautiful name!”

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Mentioning how the rumors first surfaced in 2019, Colbert continued, “According to tabloids back then, when Kate supposedly confronted him about it, he laughed it off saying ‘there was nothing to it.’ Aha! Always a good response when your wife accuses you of cheating. ‘Ha ha, imagine me having an affair!’ It is to laugh,” using a British accent.

After weeks of conjecture about her absence from the public following abdominal surgery, the Princess of Wales revealed on Friday she had been diagnosed with cancer.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, personally, for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding whilst I have been recovering from surgery,” Middleton said in the video recorded Wednesday.

“It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful,” she added.

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“The Princess will return to official duties when she is cleared to do so by her medical team,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson told Fox News Digital. “She is in good spirits and is focused on making a full recovery.”

The Princess of Wales, 42, explained that after her abdominal surgery, it was believed her condition was “non-cancerous.” However, further testing showed “cancer had been present.” She was advised to begin chemotherapy by her medical team.

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“This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family,” she continued. “As you can imagine, this has taken time. It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment. But, most importantly, it has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be ok.”

“As I have said to them; I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body and spirits,” Middleton added. “Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance too. As is the love, support and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both.”

Fox News’ Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report. 

Pentagon reveals new details of balloon found off coast of Alaska last month

The Department of Defense confirmed that balloon debris that was recovered off of the coast of Alaska last month appeared to have been in the ocean for “well over a year.”

Sue Gough, a Department of Defense spokesperson, confirmed to Fox News Digital that an initial inspection of the balloon “indicated” that it had been “in the ocean for well over a year.”

“Some material has been transferred to U.S. government facilities for further examination and analysis,” Gough said.

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The balloon was first spotted by U.S. military aircraft and determined to not be a threat in Feb.

The origin of this balloon and its purpose are not yet known, two officials previously told Fox News Digital.

The balloon drifted east in the jet stream.

A year ago, a Chinese spy balloon was discovered and shot down after it flew over the U.S. for several days.

The Pentagon said in June that while the Chinese balloon had “intelligence collection capabilities,” it didn’t collect any data before it was shot down. 

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“We also took steps to mitigate the potential efforts of that balloon,” Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said in June. 

Intelligence agencies have concluded that the spy balloon was used for spying, not weather-related issues as China had claimed. 

Information captured by the spy balloon is not believed to have been successfully sent back to Beijing. It is unclear why the spy mission seemed to fail, but officials said intelligence agencies used countermeasures to prevent data collection. 

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The Chinese spy balloon flew from Alaska to the East Coast, where it was shot down by the military over the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 4. 

Fox News’ Brie Stimpson contributed to this report.

Kevin O’Leary warns Trump fraud case is having impact on global financial markets

“Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary is blaming New York for “tainting the American brand” as former President Trump is at risk of losing properties following the ruling in his civil fraud case.

“What’s going on in New York, it has nothing to do with Trump. That case is over. What’s going on now is concerning financial markets all around the world,” O’Leary told Fox News host Jesse Watters Thursday.

Trump has until Monday to secure the $464 million bond required by the court, or else face the possibility of the attorney general beginning to seize assets, an effort that O’Leary said “is not a good look on New York.”

“I mean, seizing assets after 22 days, in a bankruptcy court you get years to resolve this,” the O’Leary Ventures chair stressed.

Trump’s lawyers said in a filing earlier this week that obtaining one is a “practical impossibility under the circumstances presented,” claiming the Trump Organization has been turned down by roughly 30 surety companies.

“I don’t care what color you are, red or blue or independent, doesn’t matter. We are the bastion of safety when it comes to investing large pools of capital,” he told the host.

The T.V. personality went on to add that “we [U.S.] are the bastion of safety when it comes to investing large pools of capital. That’s what America represents. We have property rights. We have an appellate system. We have law people trust, and we give you good returns with the least amount of resistance.

O’Leary voiced that he’s “very disturbed” by the legal turmoil unraveling in New York City, arguing that “it doesn’t matter that it’s Trump, it could be anybody.”

He added that the same sentiment is resonating with investors during his appearance on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning. 

Most of us that are investors in financial services want the process to continue and get an appellate court involved here for a second set of eyes,” O’Leary said.

The way I view this and the way it’s viewed internationally is this was like dress up court with kids running some kind of a Halloween party with no adult supervision. We need the adults now,” he demanded.

“We need the adults to look at this.”

FOX Business’ Breck Dumas and Fox News’ Timothy H.J. Nerozzi contributed to this report

SEE IT: Iconic ’80s singer lists home for $2.5M — complete with backyard ‘retreat’

’80s pop star Taylor Dayne is saying goodbye to her Los Angeles home, located in Valley Village, a decade after owning the property.

Per Robb Report, Dayne is asking for nearly two and a half times more than what she purchased the home for. The outlet reported Dayne paid $1 million for the home in 2013, and she is now asking just under $2.5 million.

Taylor’s home, located in the San Fernando Valley, has five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms and is 3,864 square feet. The single family, two-story home sits on a 7,000-square-foot lot.

There is a black iron gate that blocks off the driveway from the street and sidewalk in the front of the house. Dayne’s former home is white with black-trimmed windows and a large, black front door.

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The backyard of the property is described as a “retreat” by the Sotheby’s Realty listing. It features an outdoor fireplace, lounge and dining deck and a swimmers’ pool.

Also, in the backyard is a detached garage that has been converted to an “en suite flex space/studio” with a number of possibilities for its use.

The inside of the home has an open-concept floor plan, with a spacious kitchen leading to the living and dining rooms. There is a grand staircase that separates the two floors.

On the first floor is an en suite guest bedroom and a powder room. The four additional bedrooms are on the second floor. 

The primary bedroom has a fireplace, a private balcony, a walk-in closet and an updated bathroom with a floating tub and glass shower.

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According to Robb Report, Dayne purchased an $800,000, two-bedroom condo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, “a couple of years ago.”

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Taylor is most known for her 1987 debut single, “Tell It to My Heart.” Her most recent television appearance was on “Ru Paul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race” in 2022.