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:

* I’m fairly certain this wasn’t the lede Republicans wanted to see in an AP article: “News flash: Congressional Republicans want to raise your taxes.”

* If business leaders care about their own profits, they can’t stay on the sidelines during the debate over jobs.

* Charles Krauthammer thought it was outrageous when President Obama said, “There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win — and that has to stop.” I’m not sure what Krauthammer is so worked up about.

* As Mitt Romney quadruples the size of his San Diego-area mansion, it’s tough to keep track of his many luxurious homes.

* Jon Huntsman probably isn’t going to be the Republican presidential nominee. This realization makes him the one candidate with nothing to lose, which in turns leads him to say some interesting things.

And on Saturday, we talked about:

* Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) doubled down on all of his recent rhetorical controversies Saturday, reiterating his concerns about evolution, his disregard for climate science, and his confusion about monetary policy.

* Does American politics suffer from autoimmune disorders? Probably, yes. But some of the ailments are more serious, and the ideological differences matter.

* Right-wing financier Richard Koch believes “much of what the government spends money on does more harm than good.” I’d love to hear him elaborate on that.

* President Obama’s breakthrough immigration policy has not been well received by Republicans. Fortunately, the White House doesn’t seem to care.

* Herman Cain believes the Affordable Care Act would have killed him six years ago. In every possible way, that doesn’t make any sense.

* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, just how many Republican presidential candidates reject evolution.

* A top official at Bank of America quietly told Rick Perry in New Hampshire the bank would “help [him] out.” How reassuring.

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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.