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No deal in sight over shutdown; Trump continues to spar with Democrats

On Sunday, a top Trump aide said the shutdown could continue to January 3, when the new Congress convenes and Democrats take control of the House

Reuters  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump and top Democrats in Congress sparred over the partial shutdown of the US government on Monday, with no sign of tangible efforts to reopen agencies closed by a political impasse over Trump's demand for border wall funds. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, accused Trump of being under the sway of conservative House Republicans and blasted the White House for saying "different things about what the president would accept or not accept." "It's Christmas Eve and ...

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First Published: Tue, December 25 2018. 07:53 IST