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White House And Democrats Face Off Again As Federal Government Remains Partially Closed

Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus discuss prospects for the end (or not) of the shutdown.

President Donald Trump.

It’s high noon in Washington, D.C. and President Donald Trump and the Democrats in Congress are still facing off over the government partial shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history.

The President has made policy overtures, but House Democrats have rejected the offer over funding for Trump’s proposed border wall. Senate leaders have gotten involved, but prospects for an immediate solution are slim.

Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus discuss prospects for the end (or not) of the shutdown.

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