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The partial government shutdown became the longest in history on Saturday, eclipsing the record set in 1996 -- but with no apparent end to the stalemate in Washington in sight.
We've had government shutdowns since the '70s. Early on, they were low on drama and usually quickly resolved. Then came 1995, when the GOP used budget negotiations to push a broad philosophical fight.
Jan. 12 marks the longest federal government shutdown in history.
A 21-day closure under Bill Clinton ended on Jan. 6, 1996.
This weekend the Trump-generated government shutdown will become the longest ever, passing the 1995-96 incident. At present the only path for a reopened federal government is a national emergency declaration full of legal and political pitfalls.