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White House meeting between President Donald Trump and top Congressional leaderson resolving the ongoing partial government shutdown ended in a stalemate Wednesday, with Republicans and Democrats sticking to their respective positions over the presidential demand for a US-Mexico border wall. Democrats rejected the demand and parts of the federal government have been shut since December 22 because of lack of funding as a result.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, who is expected to become Speaker of the House on Thursday, wouldn't rule out impeaching the president. She was the first woman ever to hold the job, serving from 2007 until 2011, when Republicans began an eight-year run in the House majority.

Rep. Brad Sherman is reintroducing the impeachment articles that he first filed in 2017 with Democratic co-sponsor Rep. Al Green of Texas, a spokesman said.

Mr Trump's Republicans had passed a budget bill including $5bn (£4bn) funding for the wall in December, when they still had a majority in the House but they could not get the necessary 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate. The other would provide temporary funding for Homeland Security, through February 8, allowing talks to continue over border security.

"In that spirit, Democrats will be offering the Senate Republican appropriations legislation to reopen government later today - to meet the needs of the American people, and to protect our borders", she said.

Pelosi accused Trump of holding the federal government hostage over his campaign promise to build the wall that Mexico would pay for.

Democrats take charge of the House of Representatives from Trump's fellow Republicans when the new 2019-2020 Congress convenes on Thursday.

While Pelosi says she knew this moment would arrive, it wasn't guaranteed.

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The White House is calling the Democratic plan a "non-starter", saying it fails to secure the border and puts the needs of other countries above the needs of its own citizens.

While this restriction can be waived - the 2016 GOP tax cut got an exemption - progressive lawmakers say it would hamstring ambitious policies such as expanding Medicare and providing universal education.

"So, we would hope that they would reconsider and would support the very bills that passed the Senate, four of them 92 to 6, two of them unanimously, in the Appropriations Committee withMitch McConnell's support", he said.

He anticipates Republicans, Democrats and the White House will have to compromise to end the partial shutdown. Meanwhile, the shutdown dragged through a second week, closing some parks and leaving hundreds of thousands of federal employees without pay. Guthrie asked. "A president who is in office?"

The $5 billion Trump is seeking would cover only a portion of the money needed for a border wall, a project estimated to cost about $23 billion.

"We're not doing a wall", Pelosi said emphatically.

Pelosi has faced pressure from some incoming Democrats who have been willing to talk about the possibility of impeachment proceedings against Trump.

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