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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Once More Unto the Shutdown

Jim Mattis is resigning—and five more big stories from the last 12 months
Source: Jose Luis Magana / AP

We’re ending the year as it began: with the U.S. government headed toward another shutdown, this time chiefly over funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he will at the end of February, citing disagreements with the president over foreign policy. Mattis is just the latest in a long line to , who announced this year that they are leaving the White House.

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