'Debt ceiling extension offer' if Obama negotiates deal

The Washington Memorial in Washington, DC, with a 'This site is closed, do not enter' sign.
The Washington Memorial in Washington, DC, is one of the many attractions closed due to the shutdown. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The US House leader has offered a temporary debt ceiling extension if President Barack Obama negotiates reopening government following the shutdown, the Associated Press reported.


US military protest shutdown

Hundreds of US military veterans gathered in Washington, DC, to demand that the country's war memorials are reopened. The memorials have been temporarily closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.