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USA budget shutdown talks to resume on Sunday, Trump says

USA budget shutdown talks to resume on Sunday, Trump says

The White House chief of staff said on Sunday that the USA federal government shutdown, now entering its third week, could "drag on a lot longer".

Trump reaffirmed that he would consider declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and spend money as he saw fit.

The "crisis" at the border with Mexico could only be solved with the construction of a solid concrete or steel structure to close off these open areas, the president added.

Trump suggested that he might call the wall "something different" to bring Democrats to the table, but said he preferred a "steel" barrier over concrete. "He's not building a wall anymore, ' that should help us move in the right direction", Mulvaney told NBC.

A readout provided by the office of Vice President Mike Pence, who led the administration's team, said on Saturday "the conversation was productive" and both sides agreed to meet again on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.

"And in this case, I think the President would be wide open to a court challenge saying, 'Where's the emergency, you have to establish that in order to do this, ' but beyond that it would be a awful use of defense dollars", he continued.

Cheteshwar Pujara hits another ton as India make impressive start in Sydney
Australia will look to address their batting woes quickly against a charged-up Indian team in sight of a historic series triumph. Pujara's 18th Test century came up when he swatted the 199th ball he faced to fine-leg and it just about reached the boundary.

"I don't believe your facts", Pelosi told Nielsen during a meeting Friday, according to a source, who said a similar incident took place during a Wednesday meeting in the White House Situation Room.

Talks to end the partial shutdown will resume later on Sunday local time, with the stalemate now in its third week, affecting some 800,000 federal workers.

White House officials and congressional staffers will continue negotiations Saturday over the government shutdown, even after President Donald Trump declared he could keep it going for "months or even years".

Trump said on Sunday that he should not have to lower his demand for $5.6 billion in border security funding.

Mr Mulvaney said that the latest round of negotiations held Saturday was "disappointing".

Democrats have declined to approve the $5.6 billion Trump wants to fulfill a 2016 campaign promise to curb illegal immigration. They have called for heightened use of technology to catch immigrants trying to cross into the USA along the 3,200-kilometer border with Mexico. Democrats also sought written details on Department of Homeland Security needs, which the White House said it would provide.

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Also, I thought Jon had a bunch of commission sh*t he had to clear up, so that was just something off the cuff I said. There has been some back-and-forth regarding when and where the fight might take place.

"I have never had so much support as I have in the last week over my stance for border security ... or, frankly, the wall or the barrier".

Sanders says Trump is "not going to stop" until he figures out the best way to protect US citizens and that "whatever action he takes will certainly be lawful".

Most federal operations come to a halt because the government loses its authority to spend money.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House will begin passing separate bills to reopen the government this week, starting with the funding bill that covers the Treasury Department "so that the American people can receive their tax refunds on schedule".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says House Democrats intend to start passing individual bills to reopen agencies.

He told reporters as he departed the White House for meetings at Camp David that he'll be asking the companies to design "a handsome steel product" and "we'll use that as our barrier". "Not the other way around", Hoyer said.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli was training with two Pakistani pacers ahead of the fourth and final Test in Sydney . The wicket's pretty dry. "It meant that we come into this Test not feeling too overdone".


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