WASHINGTON (AP) A new round of the congressional blame game started this week, as a pro-Obama group targets House Speaker John Boehner in ads that try to hold republicans responsible for the partial government shutdown.
There is still no sign of compromise on the budget or raising the debt limit.
With the partial shutdown now more than a week old, the attention is focusing more and more on the nation's debt ceiling - the federal government's limit on borrowing - which it is expected to hit next week on Oct. 17th.
President Obama reiterated Monday that he won't negotiate with Congress while the country is under threat of a possible debt default.
But the White House did show one glimmer of flexibility.
An official with the White House said it's up to Congress to decide how long the debt ceiling increase should last.