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Government shutdown enters 13th day, as Democrats take control of House

Jan 3, 2019

Smithsonian National Zoo is closed to the public on January 02, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Smithsonian National Zoo is closed to the public on January 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

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The partial government shutdown entered a 13th day Thursday with House Democrats prepared to pass their plan to reopen government and President Donald Trump accusing them of playing politics with an eye on the 2020 election.

Both sides appeared at an impasse over Trump’s demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Congressional leaders will meet with Trump on Friday to try for a resolution.

The new Congress convenes Thursday with Democrats taking majority control of the House, and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, expected to be elected speaker, said they’d quickly pass legislation to re-open the government – without funds for Trump’s border wall.

With files from the Associated Press. 

With guest host Kyle Stokes.

Guest:

Jennifer Haberkorn, D.C.-based reporter covering Congress for the Los Angeles Times; she tweets @jenhab

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