US Republican offer revealed by Speaker John Boehner

US Republican leaders offered the White House a proposal to temporarily extend the debt limit, appoint budget negotiators and begin talks to reopen government.

No final decisions have been made, according to a spokesman for the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, John Boehner.

Obama with Speaker John Boehner. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The conversation with White House was "useful and productive," and the President and Republican leaders agreed communication should continue throughout the tonight, he added.

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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.