On Washington: Shutdown’s Crux: Democrats’ Deep-Rooted Distrust of G.O.P. on Immigration

After decades of fruitless efforts to overhaul immigration and under withering attack by President Trump and others, Democrats simply do believe Republicans will follow through on the issue.

Shutdown Day 2: Congress Seems Far Apart on a Resolution

Lawmakers remained mired in partisan disputes as Senator Mitch McConnell said he would move ahead with a vote on a temporary spending bill by 1 a.m. Monday.

News Analysis: Shutdown? It Could Be Forgotten in a Trumpian Flash

As Democrats pushed the government toward a shutdown, they could take solace in the rapid-fire news cycles of the Trump era. A crisis now may be long forgotten by November.