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Can A Compromise Be Reached To End The Government Shutdown?24:31
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A closed sign is displayed at The National Archives entrance in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, as a partial government shutdown stretches into its third week. A high-stakes move to reopen the government will be the first big battle between Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump as Democrats come into control of the House. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
A closed sign is displayed at The National Archives entrance in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, as a partial government shutdown stretches into its third week. A high-stakes move to reopen the government will be the first big battle between Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump as Democrats come into control of the House. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

While President Trump has doubled down on his ask of $5.7 billion for a wall at the Mexico-United States border, Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi calls the wall an "immorality." On day 16, there is no compromise in sight on the 16th day of a partial government shutdown.

But shouldn't there be? And what should each side give on?

Guests

Scott Ferson, Democratic strategist and president of the Liberty Square Group, a political strategy firm. He was a senior advisor during Congressman Seth Moulton's 2014 campaign and has worked for both Congressman Stephen Lynch and Sen. Edward Kennedy. He tweets @scottferson.

Eric Ferhnstrom, founder and a principal of the Shawmut Group, political consultant, and a longtime top aide for Mitt Romney. He tweets @ericfehrn.

This segment aired on January 7, 2019.

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