UP: Leo ad for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

DOWN: Right-wingers’ attempt to discredit Christie.

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

UP: The National Republican Senatorial Committee.

DOWN: The Senate Conservatives Fund.

UP: Democratic anxiety about 2014. (“Particularly nervous is a group of 16 Senate Democrats who are defending their seats next year, as Republicans will seek a net gain of six seats to try to take over the 100-seat chamber.”)

DOWN: “If you like your insurance. . . ”

UP: Obamacare collapsing under its own weight.

DOWN: Americans getting “hooked” on Obamacare subsidies.

UP: Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) for vivid descriptions of Obamacare. (“Train wreck,” “Humpty Dumpty“).

DOWN: Obamacare “never crashed.”

UP: Small-ball budget deals.

DOWN: Grand bargains.

UP: Chances GOP takes the Senate.

DOWN: Chances Democrats take the House.

UP: Death and disease in Syria.

DOWN: U.S. credibility in the Middle East.