Obama's high-court pick is no 'stealth candidate.' She has made some 450 judicial decisions. What's more, she has not been shy about expressing her opinions publicly.
As the Republican Party shifted to the right, his chances of winning a 2010 primary were 'bleak,' he says.
The plan, which will help fund Obama's healthcare reform and education agenda, is also on track to pass in the Senate Wednesday.
To overcome scary electoral math, the GOP must recast its principles.
Those who wrote the memos are not in the clear, he says, but any investigation must be above partisanship.
Lawmakers face issues ranging from a huge deficit and bank regulations to healthcare reform and climate change.
The House and Senate both approved budget resolutions of about $3.5 trillion, backing key Obama priorities such as green energy and healthcare reform.