*From the Weekend

FROM THE WEEKEND…. We covered a fair amount of ground over the weekend. Here’s a quick overview If you may have missed.

On Sunday, we talked about:

* Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei emerges as a voice for protestors in Egypt.

* David and Charles Koch’s right-wing gathering over the weekend is pretty significant.

* Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants the U.S. to be on the right side of history in Egypt, but doesn’t seem to know what side that is.

* Kathleen Parker just can’t let go of this “exceptionalism” nonsense.

* Elliott Abrams looks at events in Egypt and concludes, predictably, that Bush was right. (He wasn’t.)

* There is no Republican Party line on Egypt, at least not yet, with several fairly-prominent voices urging the U.S. to back the Mubarak regime.

And on Saturday, we talked about:

* Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) not only rejects the basics of modern biology, he does so with breathtaking ignorance.

* News organizations just love House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). They shouldn’t.

* Republican efforts to take credit for economic growth just keep getting sillier.

* If Rep. David Rivera (R-Fla.) wants to be considered Congress’ most corrupt member, he’s doing a great job.

* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, an interesting breakup within the Interfaith Coalition on Mosques.

* Sarah Palin’s call for a “spudnut moment” is very dumb.

* Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) plan to cut veterans’ benefits isn’t going over well.

* Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) told an African-American lawmaker, who hopes to help bring some diversity to the governor’s team, “I don’t need your people.”

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.