Government Shutdown Could Be Here a While

Deal between Republicans, Democrats, White House seems far off
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2018 4:39 PM CST
Clune Arena was empty two hours before the game as the Air Force Academy had canceled all athletic events due to a federal government shutdown on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo.   (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)
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(Newser) – The government shutdown, which started Saturday, could be here for a while, HuffPost warns. Negotiations between Democrats, Republicans, and the White House seem far off, with Republicans saying Democrats must vote to fund the government before they'll negotiate on immigration and Democrats saying they won't vote to fund the government before negotiating on immigration. Meanwhile, President Trump is reportedly not meeting with Democrats at all Saturday. Bipartisan talks have been replaced with testy exchanges, such as Paul Ryan refusing to allow Nancy Pelosi to speak at one point Saturday. Here's everything else you need to know about the shutdown:

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