UP: Vladimir Putin.
DOWN: President Obama.
DOWN: Ken Cuccinelli.
UP: Impunity for user of weapons of mass destruction.
DOWN: Red lines.
UP: Chances Israel will have to strike unilaterally against Iran.
DOWN: American influence in the Middle East.
UP: Al-Qaeda in Syria and elsewhere.
DOWN: Free Syrian Army.
UP: Hostility between Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Christian evangelicals.
DOWN: Ticket prices to hear Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
UP: Distrust of government. (“Americans’ trust and confidence in the federal government’s ability to solve problems internationally as well as domestically has fallen to historic lows this year.”)
DOWN: Popular support for shutting down the government.
UP: Conservative pushback to politicization of Heritage. (“They’ve really turned into bullies”).
DOWN: Respect for Heritage as a think tank. (“When the board chose DeMint, that was an affirmation of whether the advocacy or policy side was to be favored.”)