UP: A debt-ceiling deal.
UP: Appreciation for government workers.
DOWN: Disgust for politicians.
UP: Concern about a phony deal with Iran on nuclear weapons.
UP: Not letting the country go bankrupt.
DOWN: Cheering for a government meltdown.
UP: The Republican “squishes.”
DOWN: The Republican “wacko birds.”
UP: Gov. Chris Christie.
DOWN: The Cory Booker senatorial campaign.
UP: Israel certitude President Obama will never strike Iran.
DOWN: Lawmakers’ willingness to slow-walk sanctions to placate the administration.
UP: The Capitol police.
DOWN: The National Park Service management.
UP: Presidential intransigence.
DOWN: The shutdown squad’s 15 minutes of fame