U.S. workers build the border wall between El Paso, Texas, US and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Photo: Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

With two days left before the start of another partial government shutdown, there are still disagreements between congressional Republicans and Democrats on some of the specifics of their border security deal that was announced earlier this week, Politico Playbook reports.

Reality check: The two sides are still working out the exact language that would grant $1.375 billion to fund President Trump's border wall — as well as wrangling disputes on back pay for federal contractors and an extension for the Violence Against Women Act. Though the issues are relatively small, Playbook notes that the clock isn't on lawmakers' side: "Many of these issues can be worked out. But there is very little time."

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Trump's new TikTok threat

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President Trump said twice Monday that the U.S. Treasury would need to get a portion of the sale price of TikTok, as a condition of regulatory approval.

Why it matters: This is akin to extortion — the sort of thing you'd expect to hear on a wiretap, not from the White House in front of reporters.

Ford names James Farley as new CEO amid ongoing turnaround effort

James Hackett, left, is retiring as Ford CEO. Jim Farley, right, takes over Oct. 1. Photo: Ford

Ford announced Tuesday that James Farley will take over as its next CEO, replacing James Hackett, 65, who is retiring after three years in the job.

Why it matters: It leaves Farley to complete the company's ongoing turnaround effort. The transition will be that much harder as the industry tries to navigate the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown which shuttered Ford plants for two months on the eve of some of its most important vehicle launches.

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Watch the full "Axios on HBO" interview with President Trump

In this episode of “Axios on HBO”, President Trump discusses his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming election and much more with National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan.

The interview was filmed on Tuesday, July 28 and aired Monday, Aug. 3 on HBO.