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Democrats threaten federal government shutdown over border wall

President Trump may have to make a deal with Democrats who are now threatening a government shutdown on October 1, if he doesn’t give up his oft-said campaign promise to build the border wall against Mexico. To that end, Trump’s deputies are offering Democrats political compromises, including a rise in domestic spending, according to Politico: “The White House is pushing a deal on Capitol Hill to head off a government shutdown that would lift strict spending caps long opposed by Democrats in exchange for money for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, multiple sources said. “Marc Short, the White House’s director

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