Will the Longest Shutdown in US History End in a Power Grab?

NPP Pressroom

Lindsay Koshgarian

On Saturday, the government shutdown reached day 22 and became the longest government shutdown in US history.

Since the 1970s, government shutdowns have been a way of life in Washington, occurring every few years. The current intractable shutdown over the president’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall has been marked by repeated failed negotiations, and it’s increasingly hard to see where this could all end.

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