House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks with reporters as she makes her way to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's office today. Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein / Getty Images
President Trump turned to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer today in an attempt to stave off a shutdown, renewing Republican worries of Trump deal with Democrats.
Why it matters: It's rare to have a shutdown when one party controls Congress and the White House, and would be a show of strength for Democrats on the Hill.
The state of play:
Enter Trump and Chuck: The president had Schumer over to the Oval Office today. Their chiefs of staff were the only other people in the meeting.
By the numbers: A government shutdown could reduce U.S. GDP in the first quarter of 2018 by upwards of 0.2%—or $6.5 billion—each week it continues, mostly because of lost federal worker productivity.
After a right-hand injury, glove-wearing Tom Brady is questionable for the Patriots’ AFC championship game against Jacksonville on Sunday. Asked whether he’ll play, Brady said a bit contentiously: "We'll see." Photo: Bill Sikes / AP
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