WASHINGTON  | For Trump, Pelosi shutdown becomes first battle of new era

WASHINGTON   | For Trump, Pelosi shutdown becomes first battle of new era

WASHINGTON  — Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything. It’s a theory that will be put to the test when the new House Democratic majority gavels in this week and votes to end the government shutdown without money for President Donald Trump‘s border wall with Mexico.

The high-stakes move to reopen the government will be the first big battle between Trump and Pelosi as Democrats come into control ready to reassert the power of the legislative branch and confront the White House.

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