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Partial shutdown likely to continue until after Christmas

Cuomo to both parties: Do your damn jobs

What we covered here

  • Latest: The federal government partially shut down at midnight after lawmakers and President Trump were unable to reach a deal that includes $5 billion for his long-promised border wall.
  • Where things stand: Negotiations are continuing on Capitol Hill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate has pushed “the pause button” until Trump and Senate Democrats come to an agreement.
  • The shutdown is limited in scope: Congress has already funded about 75% of the federal government through September 2019, including the Pentagon.