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Americans Blame GOP and Trump for Government Shutdown, Poll Says

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Americans hold President Donald Trump and the GOP responsible for the ongoing government shutdown, according to a new ABC News/ Washington Post poll .
The shutdown is now the longest in the country's history. Democrats overwhelmingly blame Republicans: 85% of Democrats lay blame at Congressional Republicans and Trump. But when you take a look at Republicans' view, the numbers aren't as extreme; only 68% of Republicans blame Democrats for the shutdown, by comparison.
Fifteen percent of Republicans blame their fellow Republicans for the government's standstill, and another 15% of Republicans...
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Miami airport to reopen terminal amid government shutdown

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Miami International Airport officials say they will reopen a terminal Monday that was closed for parts of the weekend because of a staff shortage caused by the partial government shutdown....
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Republican lawmakers say Trump isn't backing down on the longest shutdown, instead pointing finger at Democrats

Republican lawmakers say Trump isn't backing down on the longest shutdown, instead pointing finger at Democrats

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Top Republican lawmakers created an image of an unwavering Trump in comments over multiple television appearances Sunday morning amid a record-breaking government shutdown.
Sen. Lindsey Graham lead the charge, saying previously proposed deals to fund the wall were unacceptable, and Trump was "not going to give in."
House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise criticized Democratic leadership, saying he hadn't seen any recent counter-offers to Trump's plans that would re-open the government.
The comments come as Trump has issued near-daily calls for further negotiations with Democratic...
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President Trump, congressional Republicans deserve most blame for historic government shutdown, poll finds

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President Trump and congressional Republicans deserve most of the blame for the government shutdown, now in its record 23rd day, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. Fifty-three percent of those surveyed pointed the finger directly at the President and the GOP, while 29% blamed congressional...
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The Latest: Graham says Trump isn't giving in on border wall

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on the partial government shutdown :
10:15 a.m.
A Donald Trump ally says the president isn't giving in on his demands for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border - the issue that's led to a partial government shutdown now in its 23rd day.
Sen. Lindsey Graham says he encouraged Trump during a telephone conversation Sunday to reopen government for a short period to try to negotiate a deal with Democrats to end the impasse.
But the South Carolina Republican tells "Fox News Sunday" that Trump wants a deal first.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, wants Trump...
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Republicans taking messaging hit on shutdown

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President Donald Trump and Republicans are losing the messaging war on the government shutdown. The shutdown is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, entering its 23rd day, and there appears to be no end in sight. As President Donald Trump repeatedly reiterates he will not reopen the government unless he gets funding for his border wall, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are adamant that they will not fund the project. Trump's messaging on the shutdown and blaming of Democrats for refusing to concede on his border wall is not convincing the...
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Government Shutdown Becomes Longest In U.S. History

Government Shutdown Becomes Longest In U.S. History

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The previous record for the longest shutdown occurred during Bill Clinton's presidency. That one lasted from December 15, 1995, through January 6, 1996.
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Mark Warner: Trump ‘doesn't tell the truth'

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Now stretching over three weeks long, the current government shutdown is officially the longest in history - and much of it is hinging on President Donald Trump's dream of a border wall. But Sen. Mark Warner says he isn't going to give in on the wall, despite representing nearly 34,000 federal workers in his home state of Virginia who are going without pay due to the shutdown. “I'm for additional border security, but that border security ought to be driven by the experts, not by the political whims of a campaign promise where Trump said the wall was going to be built and paid for by...
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The government shutdown is officially the longest ever. Here's what Wall Street is saying about its impact on the market and the economy

The government shutdown is officially the longest ever. Here's what Wall Street is saying about its impact on the market and the economy

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The government shutdown just became the longest on record, entering into a 23rd day on Sunday.
Past government shutdowns have not typically had a meaningful impact on the stock market or economic growth, Wall Street economists and market strategists say.
But a partial shutdown dragging on could delay trade talks between the US and China, and contribute to an element of uncertainty that could upset markets.
The government shutdown won't impact the stock market or the economy - until it does.
That was the crux of Wall Street's outlook this week as the partial US government shutdown over...
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