FROM THE WEEKEND…. We covered a fair amount of ground over the weekend. Here’s a quick overview of you may have missed.
On Sunday, we talked about:
* Maine Gov.-elect Paul LePage (R) has a severely limited understanding of the Constitution.
* Why the federal pay freeze strikes me as a dumber move than a temporary deal on tax cuts.
* The race for Texas’ House Speaker is marred by anti-Semitism.
* When it comes to DADT, the message for the Senate is “pass the damn repeal.”
* Disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich may not be the ideal Republican for outreach to Hispanic voters.
* It’s hard to believe, but the Washington Post editorial board is still mistaken about Bush’s claims on Saddam Hussein and uranium.
And on Saturday, we talked about:
* Incoming House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) believes Republicans aren’t to blame at all for the partisan conflicts of the last two years.
* Senate Republicans killed proposals for permanent middle-class tax cuts because they weren’t generous enough to the rich.
* Andrew Sullivan’s theory on the “Dickishness Of The GOP” is worth pondering.
* Loyal Bushies’ foresight on tax-cut politics isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
* “This Week in God” looked at, among other things, a creationist theme park to be built in Kentucky.
* The debate over Democrats’ apparent inability to play “hardball” continues.
* And Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) compared negotiating with Republicans to negotiating with terrorists, which would be more shocking if some GOP leaders hadn’t made similar comparisons.