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10/09/2013 08:25 am ET

Government Shutdown 2013: Standoff Continues In Congress (LATEST UPDATES)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08:  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) responds to U.S. President Barack Obama's comments at
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) responds to U.S. President Barack Obama's comments at the U.S. Capitol October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its eighth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The federal government shutdown continues as leaders are increasing pressure on each other for a compromise.

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) both made statements Tuesday, reiterating their demands.

Amid the tough talk, though, were indications that both sides might be open to a short-term extension of the $16.7 trillion borrowing limit and a temporary end to the shutdown, giving them more time to resolve their disputes.

Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Tuesday he was not drawing "lines in the sand." He sidestepped a question about whether he'd raise the debt limit and fund government for short periods by saying, "I'm not going to get into a whole lot of speculation."

Hours later, Obama used a White House news conference to say he "absolutely" would negotiate with Republicans on "every item in the budget" if Congress first sent him short-term measures halting the shutdown and the extending the debt limit.

Below, the latest updates on the shutdown:

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