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Relief for Dreamers linked to border-wall money could yet reopen the federal government. Photo: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images There’s a lot of political posturing we will still have to go through before an end to the partial government shutdown can occur. Most fundamentally, President Trump must be sure he has put out the fire on his right flank that roared into view when it looked like he was going to back off on a border-wall-funding demand in exchange for signing an appropriations bill. That means something that he can construe as a concession on the wall must be wrung from Democratic congressional leaders who are publicly adamant about denying him exactly that. Democrats certainly won’t make any moves away from that position until the House has passed Nancy Pelosi’s bill, which extends Homeland Security funding into next month without wall funding and releases the rest of the federal government from the whole dispute. Beyond the next few moves on the … [Read more...] about Elusive Wall-for-DACA Deal Could Be Key to Ending Government Shutdown