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President Trump's 100-day agenda could threaten government shutdown

President Trump is aggressively pushing his agenda ahead of his 100-day benchmark at the end of the week, while Congress faces a Friday deadline to approve a budget or the government shuts down. On top of the expected flurry of executive orders, Trump has signaled that deep tax cuts are coming this week as well as a renewed attempt to repeal ObamaCare.

A particularly thorny battle could erupt over Trump's border wall, which is included in the proposed budget but not supported by a single congressperson from a U.S.-Mexico border state. "Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall," Trump tweeted, but such a promise could do little to assure Congress now.