Government shutdown extends into 2019

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The Capitol Dome is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, during a partial government shutdown. Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon. Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they will get 24 hours’ notice before having to […]

There seems to be no end in sight for the partial government shutdown as the White House and Democrats remain in a stalemate over funding for a border wall.

After a two-hour lunch on Sunday, Senator Lindsey Graham said President Trump would be willing to give temporary relief to DACA recipients, in exchange for $5 billion in border security funding.

Democrats say they already tried that, and didn’t get anywhere. “I was in the room when the President said if Congress passes that I’m going to sign it, and then he moved back away from that,” said Montana’s Democratic Senator Jon Tester.

Hundreds of thousands of Federal employees are bracing for the possibility of not getting their first paychecks of 2019.

After Tuesday, the Smithsonian Museum and the National Zoo will join the countless National Parks and historic sights that have already closed.

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