Government Shutdown Looms As Border Wall Talks Break Down, Again

Posted on February 10, 2019 10:35 am

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File this under “Who could have seen that coming?”

Just two weeks after the longest government shutdown on record, and following 48 hours of narrative-molding declarations that a border security deal was “imminent” or “expected before the end of the weekend”, The Hill and Bloomberg now report that talks to avert a second government shutdown over border wall funding have broken down and Republicans and Democrats have stopped communicating for now.

As of Saturday it seemed that negotiators were homing in on a proposal