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:

* Cracks in the Sherman Minton Bridge are a timely reminder: it’s time to invest in infrastructure.

* Conservative bloggers thought they’d finally come across meaningful evidence of liberal bias at PBS. They failed rather spectacularly.

* Republican pollster Frank Luntz believes the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks “allows us to appreciate George Bush and Dick Cheney for keeping us safe.” That’s a pretty foolish thing to say.

And on Saturday, we talked about:

* President Obama will put his “outside game” to the test in a way we haven’t seen in a while.

* An astounding number of bridges and roadways are considered “structurally deficient,” and in need of repair. Many of them are in Republican states and districts.

* In “This Week in God,” we talked about the role of clergy in official 9/11 remembrance events, on this case, the lack thereof.

* Sleazy GOP consultant Dick Morris thought he’d stumbled upon evidence that the Affordable Care Act is causing job losses in the health care industry. He actually helped prove the exact opposite.

* House Republicans forced President Obama to delay his jobs speech by a day last week. If they had it to do over again, would they have made the same choice?

* Republican media outlets tried to connect Wall Street’s losses on Friday to the president’s jobs speech on Thursday. That’s absurd — for more reasons than one.

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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.