FROM THE WEEKEND…. There were plenty of interesting developments over the weekend, so here’s a recap for readers looking to catch up.

On Sunday, we talked about…

* Extremist Senate candidate Ken Buck (R) of Colorado explained that he not only thinks homosexuality is a choice, but he also finds it comparable to alcoholism.

* The GOP push to privatize the Veterans’ Administration seems to be continuing apace, merit notwithstanding.

* In Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race, Joe Sestak (D) has drawn an interesting parallel between GOP candidate Pat Toomey and the Sestak family dog.

* Extremist Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R) of Nevada defended one of the most racist campaign attacks of the year by suggesting it was in reference to Canadians.

* In Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, Jack Conway (D) has an odd new ad, going after Rand Paul (R) for having dabbled in odd religious practices.

And on Saturday, we talked about…

* The effects of a conservative movement without sensible grown-ups are serious.

* A U.S. House candidate claims he temporarily forgot the basics of his political ideology because of a “headache.”

* Sharron Angle’s recently quarterly fundraising report isn’t quite what it appears to be.

* Talk of the public option hasn’t gone away, and that’s clearly a good thing.

* “This Week in God” touched on, among other things, Sen. Sam Brownback’s (R-Kan.) relationship with a radical cleric.

* News Corp isn’t quite done trying to help Republicans’ campaign efforts.

* A U.S. House candidate in Florida has scandalous connections to a gang of violent criminals.

* And Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade isn’t quite done characterizing all terrorists as Muslims.

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