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A week from a shutdown, no deal in sight

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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen surrounded by fog Tuesday morning. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

The government is seven days away from shutting down over an impasse on immigration and this week of talks between the White House and Congress may have only made things worse. What one senior GOP aide told us today:

QuoteEverybody hates each other right now.

Between the lines: This will not be solved by the so-called "Gang of Six" group of senators looking for a big immigration deal — Sen. Graham's flattering of Trump didn't work – because what they're pursuing is miles away from what President Trump or the GOP House and Senate will agree to. In fact Republican leaders don't even see the Jan. 19 spending deadline as deadline for Dreamers at all.