By law, Obama is required to submit a budget. But presidential budgets, which become starting points for political fights, routinely are dead on arrival, and Obama's is deader than most.
The 2014 midterm elections will act as a referendum on Obamacare, regardless of what happens in the next budget showdown in January, says Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
On Monday, both sides in the ideological battle over spending and taxes are seeking to reinforce the divide – with a 'red tape tower' and a federal taxpayer receipt.
The Democrats 'drive for 25' is unrealistic as analysts predict Republicans will lose only 12 House seats in Election 2012. One GOP advantage: Conservative 'super PACs' will spend 'tens of millions.'