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White House tries to hold jittery GOP in line on shutdown

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump was heading to Capitol Hill Wednesday as the White House tried to hold jittery congressional Republicans in line on the 19th day of the partial government shutdown. He said he thought "we're getting closer to a deal" but there little other evidence of an end to the impasse over his demand for billions for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump insisted at the White House he "didn't want this fight." But it was his sudden rejection of a bipartisan s...