>> The partial US government shutdown's real world effect is growing. 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or are working without pay. The Smithsonian's Museums, the National Zoo, and National Gallery are closed, disappointing tourists in the nation's capital.>> I'm coming from Alabama, I flew down here and to see nothing.
>> You'll also see nothing on the live web feed of the National Zoo's Panda Cam, which ceased broadcasting on Wednesday. Most NASA employees are on furlough except for those deemed essential to quote, prevent imminent threats to human life or the protection of property. Though they are working without pay.
National parks are getting a bit messy as they're operating on a skeleton staff with limited resources, AKA no restrooms or trash collection.>> Bathrooms are kind of a challenge though, especially for my wife
The Commerce Department is not publishing economic data, the FCC says it's suspending most operations on Thursday, most of the IRS is closed.
>> We need protection in our country.>> And one irony of having a shutdown over border funding, the shutdown affects the Department of Homeland Security too. So border patrol agents are working without pay. And the shutdown is showing signs of straining the country's immigration system as hundreds of immigration judges are furloughed.
>> The biggest wall of them all.>> This shutdown, the third during the Trump Administration, already ranks among the longest. The record was during President Clinton's term and lasted 21 days in 1996. A 16 day shutdown happened under President Obama in 2013 in a fight with Republicans over his healthcare law.
The current shutdown, which is almost two weeks old with no end in sight, has already made history. It's the only one that's passed from one Congress to another.