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Trump Digs In, Darkening Hopes for a Deal to End the Shutdown – The New York Times

Trump Digs In, Darkening Hopes for a Deal to End the Shutdown  The New York Times Outgoing chief of staff John Kelly contradicts Trump in exit interview: ‘To be honest, it’s not a wall’  Fox News Kellyanne Conway mocks Nancy Pelosi over Hawaii ‘vacation’ amid shutdown  New York Post Resolving the shutdown gives …

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Just pass the Gang of Eight bill already – Washington Examiner

Just pass the Gang of Eight bill already  Washington Examiner Trump blames Dems for deaths of migrant children on the border  CNN Shutdown stalemate with no end in sight  ABC News Dem-led House must lead cleanup of Trump-made mess | TheHill  The Hill Trump’s tweets on children dying in U.S. custody are a new …

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Trump lowers demand for border wall funding – CBS News

Trump lowers demand for border wall funding  CBS News Mick Mulvaney said he expected the shutdown to go on for a while, but revealed the president has come down from his initial asking price. View full coverage on Google News

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Dems’ New Year’s resolution: Stiff Trump on the wall and reopen the government – POLITICO

Dems’ New Year’s resolution: Stiff Trump on the wall and reopen the government  POLITICO Democratic leaders think the president is playing a losing hand and will be under pressure to relent. View full coverage on Google News

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Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule – CNN

Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule  CNN President Donald Trump made his first visit to a war zone on Wednesday, receiving an enthusiastic reception from many US troops there — some of whom may … View full coverage on Google News

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Trump’s message on Christmas Day: ‘It’s a disgrace’ – CNN

Trump’s message on Christmas Day: ‘It’s a disgrace’  CNN Trump’s Christmas message to Democrats: Government shutdown will last ‘until we have a wall’  Fox News Don’t give Schumer & Co. a pass for government shutdown  New York Post This government shutdown is over 215 miles of fencing along a 2,000-mile border  Los Angeles Times …

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After the shock of Mattis’ resignation, some see a different narrative – CNN

After the shock of Mattis’ resignation, some see a different narrative  CNN Mattis sends last Christmas message to troops before resigning  Fox News Trump tweets he’s ‘all alone (poor me)’ on Christmas Eve as he spends the day attacking everyone from Democrats and the Fed to James Mattis  Business Insider The education of …

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Who is Patrick Shanahan? A look at Trump’s new acting secretary of defense – Fox News

Who is Patrick Shanahan? A look at Trump’s new acting secretary of defense  Fox News President Trump on Sunday said deputy defense secretary Patrick Shanahan will take over as acting secretary of the department on Jan. 1. Here’s what you … View full coverage on Google News

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Both parties see little to lose and big points to make in shutdown fight – The Washington Post

Both parties see little to lose and big points to make in shutdown fight  The Washington Post Neither Republicans nor Democrats seem to feel any urgency to end the latest shutdown. View full coverage on Google News

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Midnight shutdown all but sure but talks persist at Capitol – Fox News

Midnight shutdown all but sure but talks persist at Capitol  Fox News Trump warns shutdown could last ‘very long time,’ urges McConnell to go ‘nuclear’ and end filibuster  NBC News Trump: Chances of shutdown ‘probably very good’  CNN Donald Trump’s Survival Strategy: Chaos, Diversions, and Lily-Livered Republicans  The New Yorker Forget about a border …

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