4 days until the government shuts down unless Congress can agree on a funding deal.

Shutdown talks falter. House and Senate negotiators are at an impasse ahead of Friday's deadline for a deal to avoid another government shutdown. Democrats are insisting on limiting the number of migrant detainees held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sources say the two sides have stopped communicating - https://politi.co/2N1qQpM

Bezos leaker revealed? Sources inside AMI, the publisher of the National Enquirer, say Michael Sanchez, the brother-in-law to Jeff Bezos' mistress leaked the couple's texts to the tabloid - http://bit.ly/2N0fNgq

Trump's schedules show more "executive time." Newly leaked personal schedules show President Trump spent half of last week in unstructured "executive time." The White House is furiously seeking the staffer who is leaking his schedules to the media - http://bit.ly/2MYSljA

A clue about Mueller's investigation. A lead prosecutor made a comment during a closed-door hearing last week that suggests the special counsel is continuing to pursue the theory that people in President Trump's orbit were discussing deals to end economic sanctions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine - https://nyti.ms/2N1p8ES

2020 watch:

  • Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar entered the 2020 fray on Sunday announcing her candidacy for president - https://nyti.ms/2MXCGks
  • Klobuchar is under fire for allegedly mistreating her staffers - http://bit.ly/2N0gVRc
  • Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially launched her presidential run on Saturday. She took a shot at President Trump saying "he may not even be a free person in 2020" - https://nyti.ms/2MY3Vvv

Impeachment vote. Texas Democrat Al Green says he will call for a vote on his resolution to proceed with the impeachment of President Trump - http://bit.ly/2N6TANX

Newsom slams Trump's "manufactured" border crisis. California Governor Gavin Newsom will plull all members of the National Guard who have been deployed to the Mexico border, saying the state will not take part in the Trump administration's "manufactured crisis" - https://nbcnews.to/2SFLfpC

Tax refund anger. Millions of Americans are getting a nasty surprise this tax season as they're learning their tax refunds are less than expected or they owe money because of the tax overhaul bill passed by Congressional Republicans - https://wapo.st/2MXlk7x

Anti-vaxxer children are seeking immunizations. More and more children of parents who refused to vaccinate them are getting inoculations to protect themselves from contagious diseases - https://wapo.st/2N10ynp

Another teacher strike. Thousands of teachers in Denver are hitting the picket lines Monday morning, advocating for more certainty in their salaries - https://cnn.it/2MYs596

The Border Patrol can't hire enough people. The Border Patrol is having trouble recruiting and keeping agents. The agency is more than 1,800 people short of their hiring goals - https://politi.co/2MYAitS

Wow! Former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt stormed off his own podcast after he was asked about advising Howard Schultz, who is considering an independent bid for president in 2020 - http://bit.ly/2MYBrla

Oh, great. A bat that got loose at an Indiana Pacers game last week may have exposed several people in the arena to rabies - https://abcn.ws/2N1NMVz