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:
* On his 100th birthday, Ronald Reagan continues to enjoy religious-like reverence from conservatives. Given his record, he’s an odd choice for far-right hero.
* Last year, most credible observers assumed there was no way the Supreme Court could possibly rule against the Affordable Care Act. No one assumes that anymore.
* As if congressional efforts to redefine rape weren’t outrageous enough, a Republican in Georgia wants to re-label rape victims as rape “accusers.”
* Though you may have heard otherwise, the Obama administration’s energy policy didn’t lead to rolling blackouts in Texas last week.
* “Fox News Sunday” deliberately chose not to cover actual news yesterday.
* Former half-term Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has some thoughts to share on developments in Egypt. Hilarity ensues.
* How ridiculous has Glenn Beck been while hyperventilating about Egypt? Even Bill Kristol can’t take it anymore.
On Saturday, we talked about:
* If he were willing to negotiate, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could move the health care law more in his direction — but he doesn’t want to deal.
* Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) is serious enough about deficit reduction that he’ll consider tax increases as part of the mix. Good for him.
* The “Protect Life Act,” the latest anti-abortion effort from congressional Republicans, is poorly named.
* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast.
* House GOP Conference Chairman Thaddeus McCotter (R-Ga.) doesn’t understand light bulbs — or irony.
* Palin wants to trademark herself, but she screwed up the paperwork.
* Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) budget plan included freezing Veterans Affairs health care spending and cutting veterans’ disability benefits considerably. Late Friday, she backed off.