The United States government has been partially shut down for the eighth day. President Obama is set to make a statement about the crisis and answer questions from reporters at the White House at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday. The press conference will be broadcasted through live stream here.
The shutdown is threatening the first-ever U.S. government default as the deadline approaches for Congress to raise the debt ceiling.
Earlier Tuesday, Obama spoke briefly with House Speaker John Boehner, but no progress was made in their talk.
Obama underscored that he's unwilling to negotiate with Republicans until after the threat of government shutdown and default have been removed, according to the White House.