Ups and downs

UP: Hillary Clinton running in 2016.

DOWN: Vice President Biden challenging Hillary Clinton.

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Vice President Biden (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

UP: Missile defense.

DOWN: The White House appearing to have a North Korea policy.

UP: Immigration reform.

DOWN: Optimism about job growth.

UP: The NRA.

DOWN: The president’s influence on Capitol Hill.

UP: Republicans who want to leave marriage to the states.

DOWN: Number of Democrats unwilling to support same-sex marriage.

UP: Recognition that we need a Navy after all.

DOWN: Real reconciliation between Turkey and Israel.

UP: Left-wing depression about anything meaningful on gun control.

DOWN: Complimenting women.

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