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‘The Daily’: The Border Wall and the Threat of a Government Shutdown

Congress needs to pass a budget. President Trump wants to use that budget to finance his signature domestic policy.

Is the United States government about to shut down over a border wall?

On today’s episode:

My colleagues in Washington Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman join me to discuss government shutdowns: what exactly happens, why it might happen on Friday, and memories of their first experiences with one.

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