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    ‘Alone’ President Calls Democrats Back to Table

    “No one knows what he will do.” One White House-linked Republican gave that assessment of President Trump’s strategy for ending the government’s longest-ever partial government shutdown. With air traffic controllers unpaid and some food inspectors idled, Trump, “nearly” alone in the White House, tweeted that he’s “ready to sign” funding legislation — as soon as “Democrats return from their ‘vacations’” And while those legislators balk at bankrolling the president’s signature border wall, the TSA says it will provide some back pay, including a $500 holday bonus, to otherwise unpaid airport security personnel.

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