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The White House and Congress are barreling toward another government shutdown deadline

Without progress on border security, Washington will either face another short-term spending fix or a Christmas shutdown for the second year in a row.

Political news site Splinter is shutting down and employees say they’re being laid off from G/O Media

G/O editorial director Paul Maidment told Splinter staff they would be redistributed across the company's other sites, but employees said otherwise.

Tens of thousands of American farmers were forced to wait for Trump’s tariff aid during the government shutdown

During the shutdown, more than 37,200 American farmers were forced to wait weeks longer than usual for tariff aid.
Target recorded its strongest quarterly growth in shopper traffic in more than a decade.

Americans are getting more optimistic about the economy

Public confidence in the economy rose more than expected in the US in early March, particularly among lower- and middle-class households.

Here’s a quick summary of the latest bipartisan budget bill to avoid another government shutdown

The Senate Appropriations Committee released a 13-page summary of the over 1,159-page bill
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, on Monday.

Trump is reportedly ready to sign the border deal to avoid another shutdown — but is hinting at finding other ways to secure more wall funding

Trump could sign the deal to avoid a shutdown but also declare a national emergency or sign an executive order to get money for a border wall.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in El Paso, Texas, on February 11, 2019, calling for a border wall to be built.

The tentative deal to avoid a 2nd shutdown would give Trump less than 25% of the money he wants for the wall

Lawmakers reached a provisional agreement for border-security funding on Monday evening that they hope will avert another government shutdown.

Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers are looking for ways to prevent future government shutdowns

Any fix will likely not happen before February 15 when another shutdown could happen if a deal is not reached over border security.
Federal air traffic controller union members protest the partial government shutdown in Washington on January 10. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is suing the federal government.

The government shutdown cost the US billions of dollars, CBO says

About $3 billion in lost GDP as a result of the partial government shutdown won't be recovered, the CBO estimated Monday in a new report.
The US Capitol on Sunday, day 30 of the record partial government shutdown.

Poll shows Americans think the country is on the ‘wrong track’ after shutdown

A majority of Americans are discouraged about the state of the country, according to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.