UP: George Zimmerman defense team.

DOWN: MSM coverage of the Zimmerman trial.

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UP: Evidence.

DOWN: Exploiting race.

UP: Juries.

DOWN: Reporters.

UP: GOP’s prospects for taking the Senate.

DOWN:  Job prospects on Capitol Hill for pro-secessionists.

UP: Republicans’ hope for killing Obamacare.

DOWN: White House damage control on the employer mandate delay.

UP: Coups.

DOWN: Democracy in the Middle East.

UP: President Obama’s free time.

DOWN: Obama’s second-term agenda.

UP: Governors’ refusal to set up state exchanges for Obamacare.

DOWN: Chances Obamacare exchanges will be ready on Oct. 1.