First Read's Morning Clips: Shutdown drags on

Image: Current US government shutdown becomes the longest in US history
epa07278588 Miami International Airport closes the Terminal G, because of how many TSA workers have called in sick due the ongoing Government shutdown, in Miami, Florida, USA, 12 January 2019. The current partial shutdown of the US federal government has Copyright CRISTOBAL HERRERA EPA
By Euronews with NBC News Politics
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A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.


TRUMP AGENDA: Government shutdown causes airport delays

The government shutdown is starting to cause big delays at the nation's airports.

The New York Times asks how long Republicans will stick with Trump on the shutdown.

Mitch McConnell isn't budging, POLITICO notes.

AG nominee William Barr once warned of the lack of "political supervision" at the Justice Department.

The Mueller probe will be front and centerat Barr's confirmation hearing.

The Pentagon is extending the deployment of active-duty troops at the southern border until September.

Mick Mulvaney is still dealing with the fallout of an old land deal gone wrong, the Washington Post writes.

The New York Times has more details on just how much Trump spent on his own inauguration.

House GOP leaders are stripping Steve King of committee assignments.

Keep an eyeon today's big Brexit vote in Parliament.

THE DEM AGENDA: Jitters on Wall Street

Wall Street is getting nervousas Maxine Waters takes the reins of a powerful finance committee.

Democrats are cheering the new crop of governors who have taken office in the past week.

2020: Gillibrand expected to announce exploratory committee

Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to announce an exploratory committee ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.

Women are fueling Democrats' 2020 hopes — with donations.

Priorities USA is rethinking ad spending with a big shift to digital, POLITICO writes.


As a city lawmaker, Julian Castro voted for taxpayer subsidies to land Trump's beauty pageant in 2002.

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