Congress begins the budget wrangling Republicans in Congress have a new counter budget proposal that in part would require workers younger than 55 enroll in a private plans, as alternative to Medicare. It's just one of the ways the GOP is attempting to counter a $3 trillion plus budget supported by President Obama and his Democratic supporters.9:06 a.m.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin: Former director, Congressional Budget Office and fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Dr. Holtz-Eakin was Senator John McCain's economic advisor during the 2008 campaign.
Still seeking an end to homelessness The Bush administration's homelessness czar campaigns for a complete end to homelessness. Philip Mangano says more permanent housing is the way to address the chronic problem. But the troubled economy and injured war veterans may add many more homeless.10:06 a.m.
Philip Mangano: Executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. He was appointed to the post in 2002.