Coming up on Hardball… Budget: Unveiled.


President Obama unveiled his budget for 2013 today—with an emphasis on continuing to fund the country’s economic recovery. He’s drawn his line in the sand, so what’s the reaction on the left and the right? GOP Strategist John Feehery and msnbc Political Analyst Eugene Robinson are here to discuss.


Next up: Problem solved? Not so fast. Last week’s White House/Catholic Church/birth control controversy seemed to come to a tidy close on Friday… but now we’re seeing a residual effect on Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign. We’ll talk about the latest with msnbc Political Analyst David Corn and msnbc’s Alex Wagner, host of “NOW with Alex Wagner.”


Name three superlatives. Now name a dozen more. Chances are it’ll take you more than a few tries to come up with “severely.” Yet that’s the word Mitt Romney chose to describe his political leanings: “Severely conservative.” The two words encompass Romney’s two main problems in this race: His language issues and his struggle to be embraced by the truly conservative crowd. (“Truly.” Now that’s a good one.) Will Mitt Romney succeed in winning their support? We’re asking Romney supporter Charlie Black and Santorum supporter Foster Freiss.


Plus: We’ll always love her. Whitney Houston’s untimely death came as a shock to the world on Saturday evening. We’ll look back on her life—the highs and the lows—with PEOPLE Magazine’s Assistant Managing Editor Kate Coyne and’s Founder and Managing Editor David Wilson

Coming up on Hardball... Budget: Unveiled.