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BREAKING: Drudge Reports Shutdown Agreement Reached

President Donald Trump argues about border security with Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi as Vice President Mike Pence sits nearby in the Oval Office on December 11, 2018

The Drudge Report blasted out its breaking news siren on Friday, reporting that an agreement has been reached to end the government shutdown.

Matt Drudge‘s high-trafficked news aggregator reported that according to a source, a shutdown agreement has been reached, and that an announcement is set for 1 p.m (UPDATE: that projected time has been moved to 1:30).

“SOURCE: SHUTDOWN AGREEMENT REACHED,” the Drudge headline blared. “ANNOUNCEMENT SET FOR 1 PM.”

“GOVT TO REOPEN ‘TEMPORARILY’,” it added.

The nearly six-week government shutdown appeared set to continue after two measures to reopen the government — one that would fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, and one did not — failed in the Senate on Friday.

CBS News reported shortly after that Trump is “expected to announce Friday he’ll back a move to reopen the government for a few weeks” at the White House.

CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett reported that Trump is expected to support a continuing resolution that would reopen the government “for a few weeks,” while the debate over a border wall continues.

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