It remains to be seen how much longer Trump's government shutdown will last, but I believe we can say with a high degree of certainty that it will continue for at least another two weeks.
I believe we can be certain about that because Trump is traveling to the border for a photo op on Thursday.
WASHINGTON – As the partial government shutdown approaches a record length, President Donald Trump will visit the nation's southern border on Thursday to promote his wall plan, officials said Monday.
Trump will "meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis" at the border, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders posted on Twitter. "More details will be announced soon." [...]
As the White House announced Trump's visit to the border, no resolution seemed in sight.
No resolution is in sight, obviously, because of this trip. This is a photo op; a campaign rally.
Assuming Trump returns to Washington after this trip acting like a belligerent dictator, I see no reason to think the government will be funded this week or possibly even the next week unless Senate Republicans finally do what they've already done once before: allow a vote.
Speaking of which, we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that the government is currently shut down because of former Speaker Paul Ryan.
The Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill to fund the government with a simple, unanimous voice vote (meaning they didn't even count votes) but Paul Ryan refused to bring it up for a vote in the House just because Trump said he wouldn't sign it.
Ryan's last act in Congress was to screw nearly a million federal workers.