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Shutdown is now America’s longest

Shutdown is now America’s longest

It was not clear what made Trump change course.

"We have a country that's under siege", he told the local officials in the White House.

The agents are "essential" federal workers and expected to work - despite not being paid until the shutdown ends.

"It's the last option, not the first option, but we're pretty close to that being the only option", Graham said of an emergency declaration. How, the president seemed to reason in his 10th (and counting) Tweet of the day, can there be chaos when "there's nearly nobody in the W.H. but me...."

But on Saturday, he told Fox News' Jeanine Pirro that he would rather Democrats take action, adding that he was waiting at the White House ready to cut a deal.

Other Republicans say Trump has few options left after talks broke down at the White House over his long-promised border wall. The tweets came shortly after an NBC "Today" panel with network reporters Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker, as well as Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker discussed the topic.

If Trump went through with it, there'd be little Congress could do to stop him.

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Trump invoking a national emergency "might break an impasse and it needs to be broken one way or another", Shelby said as the Senate adjourned. One notable detail is that, while Democrats are unified in their belief that Trump is to blame for the government shutdown (89 percent feel that way), Republicans are a bit more split (65 percent of Republicans blame congressional Democrats but 23 percent also blame Trump).

"This isn't a wall between Mexico and the United States". He traveled to a dusty bluff above the Rio Grande and saluted a border patrol helicopter as it flew past.

If the shutdown continues for several months, as the president has threatened, 38 per cent of Americans say they would consider that a crisis, 41 per cent say it would be a serious problem but not a crisis, and 18 per cent say it would not be a serious problem. The contraband was created to emphasize the dangers of an unsecured border.

More Americans remain opposed to the idea of a border wall than support it, the poll found, although the margin has narrowed over the past year. Trump did meet with victims and agents, but he did not go to a nearby facility where hundreds of the migrant children were detained in cages after being separated from their parents past year.

"I think there's misconceptions about what the wall is", Milstead said in Washington Friday. Some, however, believe it has become a political albatross.

While Trump on Saturday three times cited a "humanitarian crisis" at the border, he also tied the debate to his 2016 campaign promise: "Part of that promise was a Wall at the Southern Border. Build a wall NOW".

"What we don't want to do is waste taxpayer money on a vanity project that's ineffective that the president said Mexico would pay for, " Kaine said.

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The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget in search of money for the wall, including looking at $13.9 billion in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico, Texas and more than a dozen other states. With Democrats now in the majority in the House, his leverage has dwindled.

A Republican senator warned on Sunday that if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency on the southern border in order to fund the construction of a border wall, the move is "going to go to court and the wall won't get built". Second, inevitable legal challenges would send the matter to court, allowing Trump to continue the fight for the wall - and continue to excite his supporters - while not actually closing the government or immediately requiring him to start construction.

In June, Trump declared his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un was a groundbreaking achievement although it yielded only a vaguely worded commitment from the North to denuclearize.

But there was another election, in November, and the outcome of that is that the Democrats now control the House and they refuse to give Trump money for a wall.

Both chambers of Congress passed legislation this week sponsored by Democratic Sen.

Trump's public posturing has moved the needle at times.

With polls showing Trump getting most of the blame for the shutdown, the administration accelerated planning for a possible emergency declaration to try to get around Congress and fund the wall from existing sources of federal revenue.

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