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53% of Americans blame President Trump and congressional Republicans for the ongoing partial government shutdown — now the longest in history — while 29% blame congressional Democrats, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By the numbers: The results are unsurprisingly skewed across party lines, as 68% of Republicans blame Democrats in Congress and 85% of Democrats blame Trump and the congressional GOP. A majority of Americans (54%) also oppose Trump's idea of a border wall, while 42% support it, but those numbers are trending in the president's favor as 63% opposed a wall while 34% supported it one year ago.

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Biden explains justification for Syria strike in letter to Congress

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President Biden told congressional leadership in a letter Saturday that this week's airstrike against facilities in Syria linked to Iranian-backed militia groups was consistent with the U.S. right to self-defense.

Why it matters: Some Democrats, including Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), have criticized the Biden administration for the strike and demanded a briefing.

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FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

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The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine.

Why it matters: The authorization of a third coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. will help speed up the vaccine rollout across the country, especially since the J&J shot only requires one dose as opposed to Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech's two-shot vaccines.

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