UP: Administration defensiveness over the Taliban trade

DOWN: Ex-Obama officials and Democrats elsewhere willing to defend the trade

In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. (A.P. Video)
In this image taken from video obtained from the Voice of Jihad Web site, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. (Associated Press Video)

UP: Joni Ernst

DOWN: Senate Democrats’ willingness to support the White House anti-coal policy

UP: Hints that Hillary Clinton will put some space between her and the administration

DOWN: Running as the “third Obama term” candidate

UP: Interest in Taliban swap hearings

DOWN: President Obama’s ability to inspire trust

UP: Jobs in May

DOWN: Prospects of really robust growth

UP: Economic and political benefits of a GOP immigration-reform push

DOWN: Likeliness of GOP immigration reform push this year

UP: Empty administration threats to Russia about Ukraine

DOWN: Russian concern about U.S. threats

UP:  Number of Hillary Clinton spinners

DOWN: People who believe she isn’t running

UP: Real issues concerning Clinton donors, finances and foundation

DOWN: Utility of speculating about Clinton’s health

UP: Americans who think gay marriage is a constitutional right

DOWN: Gay marriage as a wedge issue

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.