Pope Francis (AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis (AFP/Getty Images)

This week was all about Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio this week. More specifically, it was about the pomp and pageantry (not to mention the seagull) that led the Archbishop of Buenos Aires to become the first Latin American, first Jesuit and first Pope Francis.

But other things happened as well. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released his budget. Senate Democrats released their budget. President Obama became a daily commuter to Capitol Hill. Speaker John Boehner called on him to shift “the focus from charm to courage, and eventually action” on a grand budget bargain. And when Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that he had a message for Obama, someone yelled out, “Don’t drone me, bro!”

Plus ça change, people. Plus ça change. You know the drill: sharpen your pixels and get crackin’.

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