UP: Legislative deals.
DOWN: Government shutdown.
UP: Speaker of the House John Boehner.
DOWN: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
UP: Challenging GOP incumbents from the center.
DOWN: Challenging GOP incumbents from the right.
UP: Grover Norquist.
DOWN: Political theater.
UP: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).
DOWN: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).
UP: “The establishment.”
DOWN: Fighting for the sake of fighting.
UP: Obamacare polling.
DOWN: GOP polling.