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

On Sunday, we talked about:

* The congressional Republicans’ economic plan doesn’t just include deliberately more job losses; it also wants lower wages for American workers.

* I’m used to right-wing attacks on President Obama’s upbringing. I just wish they’d learn a little more about the subject.

* Herman Cain wouldn’t allow Muslim American in his cabinet. As offensive as that is, don’t forget, Mitt Romney said the same thing four years ago.

* At an Iowa event for prospective GOP presidential candidates, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) “stole the show.”

* Geraldine Ferraro died Saturday at the age of 75.

And on Saturday, we talked about:

* Is a government shutdown unavoidable? Maybe.

* As if Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) wasn’t offensive enough, his new Medicaid scheme would put a lot of money in his own pocket.

* At this point, just about every claim about the Affordable Care Act from congressional Republicans is demonstrably false.

* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, the distance between Roman Catholics’ beliefs on social issues and the stances of church officials.

* With Barbour, Pawlenty, and Huckabee all vowing with reinstate “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the dead-enders really need to get over themselves.

* And in Wisconsin, state Republican lawmakers think they’ve found a short cut around a court-imposed restraining order.

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