UP: Likelihood of a deal on immigration reform.
DOWN: Likelihood of an agreed upon budget by House and Senate.
UP: Gay marriage goes back to the states.
DOWN: A sweeping Supreme Court ruling.
UP: New-found appreciation for Justice Anthony Kennedy.
DOWN: Taking the procedurally complex Prop. 8 case to the Supreme Court.
UP: Eclectic conservative pols.
DOWN: Old school social conservatives.
UP: Finding electable Republicans for the Senate seats vacated by retiring Dems.
DOWN: Getting the most dogmatic conservative to fumble away seats vacated by Dems.
UP: Across the board cuts.
DOWN: Sequester hysteria.
UP: Red state Dems playing defense.
DOWN: Sweeping anti-gun legislation.
UP: America, the indispensable nation.
DOWN: Leading from behind.
UP: Missile defense.
DOWN: Engagement with Great Leaders in rogue nations.
UP: Concerns about Obamacare.
DOWN: Obamacare as an “historic” accomplishment.