Politico is saying that in addition to lifting the debt ceiling for six weeks, John Boehner might be trying to delay the shutdown for six weeks, too:

If Thursday night’s meeting with Obama goes well, senior Republican sources say that Boehner could have enough internal political capital to move a bill next week to reopen government until Nov. 22 — the end of the negotiating period.

The temporary relief would be much appreciated, but it doesn't resolve the greater problem. Until Republicans are willing to show some willingness to shift their goals to something that reflects reality, we're going to keep dancing on the edge of disaster.