If you want some brain-food about how hard it’s going to be for Republican congressional leaders to whip the new budget deal through their rank-and-file members, check out the segment below from this week’s Washington Monthly show on BloggingheadsTV. Our guest is Paul Waldman from the WaPo Plum Line, The Week, and the American Prospect. We didn’t know about the impending budget deal when we taped this show, but we certainly expressed skepticism about the willingness of conservatives to support action to avoid a debt default or government shutdown threat. There’s also some discussion of Donald Trump and Ben Carson’s rather unusual views on entitlements.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.