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Trump Suggests He’s Open to a Shutdown Deal

  • Government partially shut for 11th day amid funding stalemate
  • Democrats set to take control of House when Congress convenes
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Democrats plot shutdown solution
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President Donald Trump invited the top congressional leaders from both parties to a White House briefing on border security Wednesday and suggested he wants to “make a deal” to end the government shutdown.

It’s the first sign of a possible opening for negotiations to break the stalemate that’s had parts of the government shut for 11 days. Congressional aides said the offer was extended to the eight top leaders from both parties in the new House and Senate that convenes on Thursday and will include a briefing by Homeland Security officials.