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    Trump’s First 100 Days Could End in a Shutdown

    It’s a “ridiculous standard.” That’s what President Donald Trump is calling the symbolic “first 100 days” milestone he’ll cross April 29. A day earlier, federal departmental funding will expire if he doesn’t persuade Congress to approve a budget, which means a partial government shutdown. Even if there’s a deal, Republicans are unlikely to fund Trump’s more extreme demands, like an extra $30 billion for defense, or $1.4 billion for the border wall. With the hard-right Freedom Caucus pushing back and Democrats smelling blood, gridlock may again seize the Hill.

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