Government Shutdown Hits Day 3 as division increases

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Monday starts where Sunday ended: The government is shutdown.

The government shutdown is now in its third day, and both the Democrats and Republicans are standing their ground.  The division between both sides is huge, as the Senate adjourned Sunday without reaching an agreement.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for both parties to “step back from the brink.” However, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he and McConnell “have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward” to re-opening the government.

There is an expected procedural vote in the Senate on Monday at noon that would fund the government until Feb. 8, but it is unclear if there’s enough support, thus, things would continue as they are now.

Meanwhile, the shutdown seems to have damaged the relationship between President Trump and top Democrats. Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, told Fox News on Sunday that the relationship between Trump, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., is “probably deteriorating.”

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