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"In twenty eleven US Representative Gabrielle giffords was shot and critically wounded when a gunman opened fire is the congresswoman met with constituents in Tucson six. People were killed it happened eight years. Years ago today twenty three before the hour the first non-person to make it into the college football hall of fame. TJ Katini explains. A little later this is America in the morning. I'm John trout. Both sides are digging in as the partial government shutdown continues. President Trump will make his case for the border wall to the American people tonight in a primetime address. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has more. Several government departments remained shuttered, including the department of homeland security. President Trump says he will not reopen those departments until congress allocates more than five billion dollars for his border wall. In response. The democratically controlled house has passed a Bill to cover all of those departments except homeland security for the rest of the fiscal year. The house also has passed a separate Bill to extend funding for homeland security for thirty days until a solution to the border wall dispute can be reached Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he won't bring up any Bill in the Senate that won't get the president support. So those bills. Just passed by the house will not get a vote, Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn agrees. If this is all about a plan to try to deny the president the money that we need for border security. I'm not going to be part of that nor will the president sign it. In response. Senate Democrats say they might block action on all bills, including the serious sanctions Bill until the Senate votes on reopening all of the federal government, President Trump. Meanwhile, says he may declare a national emergency at the southern border and us presidential power to order the building of the border wall. I think it would be a huge mistake to declare a national and there is no national emergency Washington. Democratic Representative Adam Smith says there is however a humanitarian emergency Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas agrees. There is a humanitarian crisis at our southern border and the policies of the Trump administration are making that crisis. More tragic Castro was chairman of the congressional Hispanic caucus. He and several other members visited the southern border in New Mexico, Monday, New York Democrat. Jerrold Nadler joined them, the only emergency at the border is humanitarian emergency caused by this war on children Castro says, the recent deaths of two migrant children while in the care of US immigration, authorities show the crisis cannot be ignored the Trump administration's policy of metering or disallowing certain people from presenting themselves for asylum at the US Mexico border at ports of entry is encouraging and incentivising desperate people who are fleeing violence and oppression to go around to more remote and rural areas of the border to great danger to themselves and often to their children Castro also says if the president decides to declare a national emergency to build the wall without congressional approval is going to have a lot more than congressional discord on his hands. We would challenge it in every single way that we could in congress in the courts, and otherwise even Senator John Cornyn says declaring a national emergency may not be the best path for the president to me. Injecting a new element into this just makes it more complicated Representative Brian Fitzpatrick a member. Of the house foreign affairs committee says Trump's shouldn't waste his time. If he were to make that declaration, it's going to be tied up in the courts, there's going to be a question of constitutional law under article two and titled fifty so I don't even think that it would be allowed to move forward. Meanwhile, the president is preparing to deliver a prime time address to the nation Tuesday night to discuss the government shutdown and to drive home his demand for a border wall on Thursday. He plans to travel to the southern border to further make his case. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and house speaker Nancy Pelosi wanna make their case as well. They released joint statement that reads now that the television networks have decided to air the president's address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime. Linda Kenyon, Washington. Nineteen till jimbohannon dive into the latest political stalemate in DC the government shutdown continues. And there doesn't seem to be any end in sight this coming evening. President Trump will address the country regarding the shutdown, and of course, his call. For a border wall in some places increase border security. We're talking to Daniel Lipman the politico playbook editor online at politico dot com. Do you see any light at the end of the tunnel? Here. It seems like both sides have dug in their heels. Yeah. It's you know, we put in playbook. Sometimes it's darkest right before the light. And there is no hope right now. But that doesn't mean that the government is going to be shut down forever. There is definitely a way out where you could have a number of billions of dollars spent on border security and fence, and whatever you wanna call it and Democrats would probably go up from there figure one point six billion dollars. Remember, the they've supported billions of dollars of border security and enforcement in the past. But Republicans we'll have to climb down a little bit and say, this is not going to be a wall. You're already seeing some Republicans and effect on lease appropriations measures were expected to see an even Donald Trump before he was president before he was a candidate acknowledged that. You don't need all of the border covered. With the feds it was February of two thousand sixteen that he told MSNBC, and I quote of the two thousand miles we don't need two thousand two thousand because we have natural barriers et cetera. And the repeated himself in March and November of two thousand sixteen till sixty minutes part of the border a barrier could be fencing rather than the wall. So everyone agrees that it would be wall to wall to wall wall. If you if you will. Yeah. But that's not good enough for Democrats because they view it as they got a referenda in no affirmation in November that democrat, and that the American public was behind them and for for wall in November kind of over read the November twenty sixteen results with President Trump came into power, and they say that this is not good public policy that there are ways of addressing this gut are not just about a wall. And that they are willing to negotiate with Republicans if they come up from their demands and so come down from their demands Suzy negotiation between two parties, it is not a look if you're a democrat. Let's just fold impure Republican. Well, let's take everything we can. Because remember. Democrats. Do you this as he looks at the polls they are against a majority of people are against the border wall. Well, first of all, of course, the the public referendum of November of two thousand eighteen. The house did go for the Democrats. The in the Senate Republicans gained two extra seats. So that was at the very least a split decision. And in terms of whether or not the the public quotes like a wall or not they like border security, and as we have noted this would include various types of border security on top of which it's the law of the land that we are supposed to defend our borders until we officially adopt an open borders policy. I'm more concerned with obeying the law than I am frankly with with whether or not a given public opinion poll is is satisfied now in terms of of the government shutdown. We've already heard reports that some TSA employees are doing a sick in not apparently official, but the impact will be felt eventually I'm sure there'll be some pressure being felt more by Democrats, probably than Republicans, given the federal unions fact, all unions tend to be very democratic. There are going to be pressures back in. And fourth year. It would seem to me that that sooner or later at probably before the month of January is out that something in the two to three billion dollar range is going to be agreed to as some kind of compromise. Do you think so why don't have a crystal ball? But that seems unlikely to me because then it would satisfy all parties involved. But Trump is not going to get his five billion dollar. You'd even Mike Pence was throwing cold water on that. And it also depends on the declared national emergency. If he does then it's really hard for Democrats to anything that he supports because. Minimum owners would be putting intense pressure to ninety minutes and trying to reject everything from tons because of what he did with attorney general Daniel Lipman, he is the playbook editor at politico dot com. It's fourteen 'til."