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:

* What are the Occupy Wall Street protests all about? The message “should be obvious.”

* Herman Cain claims to be a “top tier” presidential candidate. Looking at the polls, that may be true, but by every other measure, the boast is very hard to believe.

* A piece in Time noted the other day that Democrats “just can’t get enough of Ronald Reagan these days.” That’s true, but it says more about Republicans than Dems.

* Mitt Romney tends to talk about economic issues, except when he’s talking about his support for the Defense of Marriage Act, his opposition to abortion rights, his intention to defund Planned Parenthood, and his promise to help overturn Roe v. Wade.

* There’s really only one reason Rick Perry’s campaign is faltering so badly: immigration.

* Administration officials prepared an internal memo to justify the strike that killed al Qaeda’s Anwar al-Awlaki.

And on Saturday, we talked about:

* Burying the needle on the chutzpah-o-meter, Mitch McConnell is inclined to blame President Obama for GOP obstructionism.

* Opponents of the American Jobs Act have run out of excuses: the Congressional Budget Office found the jobs bill would boost the economy and reduce the deficit.

* Newt Gingrich, if elected president, would be willing to ignore Supreme Court rulings. Good to know.

* House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) wants to fund the Pentagon, but not unless Democrats meet some of his culture-war demands.

* In “This Week in God,” we talked about, among other things, an interesting religious right stunt is called “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” which encourages churches to ignore federal tax law.

* A prominent Rick Perry backer believes Mitt Romney’s religion is a “cult.” In conservative evangelical circles, that’s not an uncommon belief.