What happened? Yesterday — the 11th day of the partial government shutdown — President Donald Trump invited the eight key Republicans and Democrats to talk about border security. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, expected to serve as speaker when Democrats take over the House Thursday, said Trump has “given Democrats a great opportunity to show how we will govern responsibly.”
When will it take place? Today — supposedly. It’s still unclear whether the meeting will actually include all Congressional leaders. And even if it does, there are few guarantees the face-to-face will break the impasse, since both sides have proven reluctant to compromise over Trump’s big ask.