Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week

  • President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House as he walks to Marine One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington. Trump is en route to Camp David. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, photo visitors to Great Smoky Mountain National Park drive through the park but facilities like the Sugarlands and Cades Cove visitor centers in Townsend, Tenn. Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers. (Robert Berlin/The Daily Times via AP)

  • A TSA agent, center, directs passengers through a security checkpoint, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested Sunday that the partial government shutdown is disrupting Transportation Security Administration operations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

WASHINGTON — With no breakthrough in sight to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump plans a Tuesday night address to the nation and a Thursday visit the U.S.-Mexico border to highlight his demands for a border wall. Newly empowered House Democrats — and at least a few Republican senators — are stepping up pressure on Trump and GOP lawmakers to reopen the government.

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