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:

* The more the spotlight shines on House Republicans’ proposed budget cuts, the worse they look.

* House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) believes the best way to protect “our children’s future,” is to cut Head Start, student loans, Title I grants (which help schools with kids who live in poverty), and nutritional aid for pregnant women and women with young children.

* A big chunk of the population believes they “have not used a government social program.” They’re wrong.

* Perhaps no one was more disappointed by the developments in Egypt than al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

* After “Face the Nation” bumped Harry Reid for John McCain, it was all Republicans, all the time on the Sunday shows.

On Saturday, we talked about:

* Should the national Democratic Party just give up on the South?

* Egypt wasn’t about the U.S., but it’s fair to say President Obama handled the crisis very well.

* In his weekly address, the president repeated the comparison of the government’s budget with a typical family’s budget, but gave it an interesting twist.

* Republican misuse of CBO findings is a great example of politics at its most inane.

* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, the new “In God We Trust” plan from the House GOP.

* Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is taking union-busting to levels unseen in a long while.

* Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) tried to argue that he’s glad he voted for TARP and he regrets voting for TARP at the same time. It didn’t go well.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. 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.