Senator Chuck Schumer says the differences among Democrats are small compared to huge chasm among Republicans in Congress.
The Speaker of the House lashes out at Tea Party Republicans who opposed a budget deal. SOTU's political panel discusses.
Romney camp. senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom says his candidate's tax returns are not a legitimate campaign issue.
"Look, taxes are not an issue. It is not what the American people are talking about."
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida says "it's unfair to criticize the Ryan budget." but adds that it needs to be fully vetted.
"Where is the Democrats' budget? The president's budget is not - if we put the president's budget for a vote today, I predict that maybe one, maybe no Democrat would vote for it. That's what happened last year. I think it's unfair to attack the Ryan budget, for anyone to attack it when they don't have a budget of their own. "
Rep. Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin weighs in on Mitt Romney's 2012 bid, the budget, and Wisconsin politics.
White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew previews the president's budget, and assesses the state of the economy.
**NOTE** Read this fact check, courtesy of the Washington Post, concerning Lew's statement on our program that "you can’t pass a budget in the Senate of the United States without 60 votes...."
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says he doesn't think either party can agree on a debt limit increase before an August deadline. “I am going to focus on Plan A. That, to me, is the only plan that will work. It's the real deal, not a big deal. I think that’s going to be the Republican position."
White House Budget Director Jacob Lew says it's progress that both sides agree that the debt ceiling must be raised. Lew: "There might be a fringe who believes that playing with Armageddon is a good idea, but I don't think that's where the majority will be."