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"In nineteen oh four the Marconi international marine communication company of London announced that the telegraphed letters c q d would serve as a maritime distress. Call that was later replaced with SOS. S twenty three before the hour. The Golden Globes offered up some possible. Oscar hopefuls David Daniel has more on the Hollywood minute coming up. This is America in the morning. I'm John trout. Talks continued today in an effort to break the stalemate over the partial government shutdown. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has the story. Vice President Mike Pence and other top level White House officials met with congressional staff Saturday and Sunday in the old executive office. Building adjacent to the White House. Their talks lasted for hours, but produce no immediate solution to reopening, the federal government, the dispute centres on President Trump's demand for more than five billion dollars to fund his border wall and democratic leaders in congress who say the wall is a waste of money and that door more effective ways to secure the border caught up in the middle is funding for several government agencies that ran out of federal money three weeks ago, including the department of homeland security, which includes border wall funding, South Carolina, Senator Lindsey Graham, tell CBS face the nation. The issue is much bigger than the ball. Border wall open up the government, but the goal is not opened up the government the goal is to fix a broken immigration system. But it's that kind of rhetoric that reveals much deeper divisions. We're not gonna give in to this radical left the government will reopen when the Republicans in the Senate and the president come to their senses and recognize that we shouldn't be shutting down the government. If they don't get their wet Rhode Island Democrat, David cellini, speaking on Fox News Sunday says the president's motives are purely political. The fact is the Republicans control of the house the Senate and the White House for two years if this were such an important priority for the president. Why didn't he do it at the beginning of his administration? Hundreds of thousands of federal workers. Meanwhile, are not getting paid or are required to work without pay during the partial government shutdown. Maine Republican Susan Collins tells NBC's meet the press enough is enough I'm frustrated in this situation that we got into this point where both sides appear to be intransigent. It is not a sign of weakness. Had tried to figure out a middle ground an Illinois democratic Senator dick Durbin, tell CBS's face the nation. It's time for majority leader Mitch McConnell to step up. He's said that he's going to stay on the sidelines and wait for instructions from president. He is part of a branch of government and a leader in the Senate. He should be a participant in this conversation. From the start house speaker Nancy Pelosi on CBS Sunday morning says if this government shutdown drags on much longer the American people are going to have to stand up speaker has awesome powers. But if the president of the United States is against governance and doesn't care whether people's needs are met, or that public employees are paid or that we can have a legitimate discussion. Then we have a problem that we have to take it to the American people as a new week begins in the nation's capital shutdown talks are scheduled to resume while hundreds of thousands of Americans wonder when they're going to get their next paycheck and many of the services they provide to the American people are on hold lend. Kenyon, washington. It's now twenty two as President Trump malls, declaring a national emergency over the border wall. The shutdown thread continues with jimbohannon the government shutdown continues. And this is troubling to many people, including our guest, Christina Tomaso. Check is CEO of the government technology and services coalition tease executive editor of homeland security today online at h s today dot US, it particular there are certain areas of the government that that bother you. In in the extreme, I suppose, Mr. NASA, Chuck, including the coast guard of the border patrol would that be correct. Yes. I think any of the officers on the front lines protecting the nation is included in that list. But those folks who are coming in particularly right after Christmas and not being paid is is truly a hardship. When you you look at the the various organizations out there. Could there not be exceptions made? I mean, even the government itself acknowledges that some people are more essential than others. One would think that the people that you just mentioned would get a higher priority in that. If in fact, there was going to be a shutdown that it might not include these people as opposed to others who've that I'll I'll frankly dismiss although without. Prejudicial feelings, but but as as the pencil pushers, quite frankly, I think that the people you mentioned are more important. They are if you will more essential. So have there been efforts to try and fund them there have and actually the chief petty officers association has led an effort to get a Bill reintroduced that would pay the coastguard during times of shutdown? They're looking for parody with the department of defense who had that included the in their authorization Bill already. So they are being paid are warriors are being paid which is the right thing to do. I think all of the government employees deserve to be paid for working. So I think we need to figure out a better way of running the government shutting it down. But this impasse is is causing a lot of angst. And and there are legislative waves for them to solve it. Well, obviously, the the the problem we're talking about is not one of border security the problem. We're talking about is the way we fund government. We. We haven't had a budget. I believe it is now thirteen years we've been running on continuing resolutions that should be made unconstitutional. There is a proposed constitutional amendment which would only come to fruition by going to an article five constitutional convention because obviously congress would never start the process, but it would simply say, no budget. No congressional pay. We must be dragged kicking and screaming to fiscal responsibility. If you're going to have a gun. You make priorities and you pay for those priorities. Now, not on the gross national credit card. You're absolutely correct. Continuing resolution of the status of the budget, particularly for T H S has been very difficult. They operate under a continuing resolution for sometimes weeks at a time. And during that time, I don't think the average American taxpayer understands what happens and how everything comes to a screeching halt. And then when that money is finally released in the budgets passed and everything's hunky Dory. All of those government folks have weeks to spend millions and billions of dollars that's not efficient or effective government. And it causes such a glut of money, and they have to spend it, and it is it is truly. Not even a marathon. It is a crazy sprint to fit into how the budget works at this time, Christina Onassis, Chuck CEO of the government technology and services coalition executive editor of homeland security today. Their website h s today dot US. It's sixteen before the hour as the workweek begins the new York Stock Exchange folks are looking back at the volatility exhibited last week and wondering how much more of this. There is to come. Correspondent Steve Kastenbaum. Looks into. Whether the large triple digit swings will continue for the time being traders on Wall Street are returning to work today following a week that featured an incredible roller coaster ride one day. The Dow Jones industrial average lost six hundred sixty points. After apple that investors know that its fourth-quarter earnings would fall about five billion dollars short of projections. They primarily blamed disappointing sales in China and the slowing economy in that country. Apple stock fell nine and a half. Five percent on Thursday. The next day the stock market opened with the big turn upward following a much better than expected jobs report from the Labor Department the nation added three hundred twelve thousand jobs to the economy in December. Then the chairman of the Federal Reserve made some comments at an economic forum in Atlanta that drove stock prices even higher markets are expressing concerns again about about."