What is on the rise and what isn’t, for now:
UP: A path to citizenship.
Down: Gun-control legislation. (Where is it?)
UP: Concern about civil liberties.
Down: President Obama’s poll numbers.
Down: Meals with the president.
UP: Prospects for a primary challenger for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).
Down: Worry about losing the House.
UP: Young GOP senators.
Down: Old GOP senators.
UP: Ideological heterodoxy.
Down: Just say it louder!
UP: House GOP leadership.
Down: The chances Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will have a tough reelection fight.
UP: Polite discussion of constitutional issues.
Down: Juvenile insults.