On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made his picks for the bipartisan super committee tasked with finding at least $1.8 trillion in deficit cuts by November. Reid's picks have gotten heat from the RNC chairman as well as from former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo.
NBC's Domenico Montanaro reports on the increased number of pledges that Republican presidential candidates are being asked to sign in this campaign. One pledge stands apart, a no-new-taxes pledge, whose creator has influenced day-to-day legislation and is vowing to fight any effort to get find revenue in the new congressional supercommittee charged with closing the national debt.
Democrats are urging President Obama to get tough with Republicans on the economy. NBC's Chuck Todd reports.
Here's a wrap up of Republicans on the trail yesterday, including Michele Bachmann's response to a Newsweek cover featuring her, Mitt Romney on his mystery donor, and Jon Huntsman defending his support of the debt deal and sidestepping whether the Tea Party is to blame for the downgrade.