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    Trump Doubts a Border Deal Is Coming

    President Donald Trump expressed skepticism yesterday over whether congressional negotiators would be able to strike an immigration deal that he’d approve. While Trump caved to Democratic demands Friday to temporarily reopen the government without funding for his $5.7 billion border wall, both he and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney have suggested Trump could still declare a national emergency to build the wall.

    What are lawmakers up to? A 17-member bipartisan committee has until Feb. 15 to hash out a border security plan — or risk prompting another partial shutdown.

    Don’t miss OZY’s latest Donald Dossier explaining why shutdown politics aren’t over.

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