Did John Boehner just sell out his base? Or did the Democratic leadership just sell out the soon-to-retire? Paul Ryan can’t seem to decide: he flipped from attacking the budget deal to supporting it in the space of 24 hours. We dig into the budget deal that took Capitol Hill by surprise, and the man who is about to become Speaker of the House. Plus: a rundown on the politics behind the this year’s ballot fights in San Francisco.
- Nichole Woo, Domestic Policy Director at the Center for Economic Policy Research
- John Nichols, Washington Correspondent, The Nation
- Tim Redmond, editor and publisher of 48hills.org, a blog about San Francisco, and what’s left of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, which has election endorsements posted at sfbg.com.