US politics: Battle lines being drawn for 2020 elections


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As the US faces a new deadline for another government shutdown, pressure is growing on Donald Trump to accept a tentative deal put together by both sides of the political fence. But that would only give Trump a fraction of the money he’s demanding to build his border wall with Mexico. The US president held a rally this week to fight for the wall in El Paso, Texas – with a competing rally by rising Democratic star Beto O’Rourke, a possible challenger in 2020, just nearby.

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