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The IRS has recalled tens of thousands of furloughed workers to process tax refunds despite the government shutdown. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Attempts To Make Shutdown 'Painless' May Stretch Limits Of Federal Law

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Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla. (from left); Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill.; Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., and other freshman members of the House of Representatives speak about the government shutdown in front of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Shutdown Pressures Freshman Democrats To Deliver On Promise To Break Gridlock

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, hugs TSA employee Miguel Pagarigan at the Sacramento International Airport Thursday. "Because of the shutdown and being furloughed ... I had to put a 'For Sale' sign on my house on Sunday," Pagarigan said. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Vice President Pence looks on as now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., argues with President Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office last month. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Postpones Pelosi Trip To War Zone After She Postpones State Of The Union

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Demonstrators affiliated with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association protested the federal shutdown at a Capitol Hill rally earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's approval rating is slipping, and it's largely because of cracks among his base. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Trump Approval Down, Slips With Base

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Donald Trump's former longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, acknowledged his involvement in a scheme to inflate online poll results for Trump in order to make it appear he had more political support. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Teen migrants wait in line inside the Tornillo detention camp in Tornillo, Texas, in December 2018. Andres Leighton/AP hide caption

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Federal Immigration Agents Separated More Migrant Children Than Previously Thought

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Ginny Suss, Carmen Perez, Gloria Steinem, Linda Sarsour and Mia Ives-Rublee appear at the first Women's March in Washington, D.C., the day after President Trump's 2017 inauguration. Two years later, divisions in the movement have dampened the 2019 events. Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

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Women's March Divisions Offer Lessons For Democrats On Managing A Big Tent

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Rep. Adam Schiff told NPR he intends to use his power to convene hearings, call witnesses and get information. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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House Intel Chairman Schiff Vows To Get Trump Jr. Phone Records — And More

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Federal immigration authorities took Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, a U.S. citizen and veteran, into custody to face possible deportation. Courtesy ACLU of Michigan hide caption

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William Barr, President Trump's nominee to be attorney general, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Old Post Office Pavilion Clock Tower, seen above the Trump International Hotel in Washington, remains open despite the partial government shutdown. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi has written President Trump to suggest his annual State of the Union message to Congress be delayed until the partial government shutdown ends. Wayne Partlow/AP hide caption

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, looks on during a press conference on Capitol Hill in December 2018. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Nov. 2018: Sherrod Brown Discusses Possible 2020 Bid

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Harris County, Texas, one of the most diverse urban areas of the country, now has 19 African-American women on the bench. The group calls itself "Black Girl Magic." Harris County Democratic Party hide caption

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Meet 'Black Girl Magic,' The 19 African-American Women Elected As Judges In Texas

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