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:

* Mitt Romney’s private-sector background will be a weight on his shoulders for the next year.

* Rick Perry used the phrase “virtues of honest” in Saturday night’s debate. I don’t know what that means.

* Michele Bachmann doesn’t like what she considers socialism, but she’s a big fan of Chinese communism.

* I’m not sure which is worse: Republican presidential candidates endorsing torture, or Republican audiences applauding it.

* Bachmann thinks she’s caught CBS News being “biased.” She’s wrong.

* Romney and Perry are eager to cut foreign aid. They may not realize what this would mean to Israel.

And on Saturday, we talked about:

* Romney’s failure to understand veterans’ health care and defense spending should probably be a much bigger deal.

* Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS got caught lying four times in four ads over five days last week. One even got pulled from a Montana network for its blatant dishonesty.

* If Republican lawmakers are convinced stimulus spending is bad for the economy, they should really stop saying the opposite back in their states and districts.

* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, the fact that the religious right movement keeps struggling to get the presidential candidate they want — and keeps getting stuck with the GOP nominee they oppose.

* Herman Cain’s alleged willingness to take a lie-detector test keeps running into trouble.

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