Situational awareness: Michael Cohen will testify before the House in February.
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios
Shutdown negotiations don't seem to be improving during President Trump's visit to the southern border.
The big picture: Federal workers miss a paycheck tomorrow, three weeks into a shutdown that's raging over a $6 billion funding request that Trump threw into the process in the final days of unified Republican control in D.C.
Reality check: Trump also said this today:
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Above: Trump speaks during his visit to U.S. Border Patrol McAllen Station in McAllen, Texas.
Below: Veterinarian Viktor Agafonov feeds two white lionesses, two months old, delivered from Belarus to the Sadgorod zoo in Vladivostok.
“I personally don’t know if there exists little green men other places, I kind of doubt that, but I do believe that the information we have indicates we should do a lot more study."— Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talking UFOs with Roll Call