President Obama is sending a $3.8 trillion budget to Congress today. The new budget predicts an average deficit over the next decade of 4.5 percent of the size of the economy.
Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich says the budget is a direct political challege by the president to an unpopular Congress.
We take a look at some of the belt-tightening that the president's budget prescribes and hear how Congress is expected to respond. We also speak to State Rep. Mike Boland of Illinois, whose district covers the Thomson correctional facility, which could be a new destination for Guantanamo Bay detainees. President Obama's new budget includes $250 million dollars to buy the facility.