From the weekend

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:

* What should the public expect if/when Republicans shut down the government?

* Remember Donald Rumsfeld? He still doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

* Charles Lane’s piece on the labor dispute in Wisconsin was an offensive mess.

* It’s not up to Montana politicians to will the climate crisis away.

* House Republicans are convinced “we’re broke,” but not broke enough to pull ineffectual, taxpayer-financed NASCAR ads.

* In Wisconsin, the protests just keep growing.

On Saturday, we talked about:

* As House Republicans continue to try to gut the health care system, the Congressional Budget Office keeps telling them what the GOP doesn’t want to hear.

* The far-right hates “social engineering,” except when it doesn’t.

* As if he didn’t have enough problems, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has some disturbing assumptions about African-American lawmakers.

* In targeting “domestic” priorities, the House GOP actually voted to undermine national security priorities, including nuclear security.

* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, clergy support for unions in Wisconsin.

* Dana Loesch is off to an inauspicious start at CNN.

* If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) were acting in good faith, labor leaders have offered him a terrific compromise. Too bad he’s not acting in good faith.

* At 4:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, House Republicans approved brutal, job-killing budget cuts they know have no chance in the Senate.