by Lester Holt, NBC News anchor
"The only easy day was yesterday." That's what instructors regularly remind Navy SEAL recruits at the service's infamous and grueling Coronado, California training school. At this point in his presidency I wonder if President Obama is ready to adopt the slogan as his own. With the wheels falling off the economy at every turn, each day is a new battle in a war with many fronts. He won the skirmish over that economic stimulus plan, and now he heads into this week unveiling a federal budget that projects the government's deficit climbing well over a trillion dollars. Our White House correspondent Chuck Todd will be on the broadcast tonight to tell us about the president's rough week ahead as he potentially steps out on a limb with a pledge to half that deficit by the end of his first term.