UP: GOP Senate incumbents.

DOWN: Unvetted tea party challengers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin walks as he attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The Defenders of the Fatherland Day, celebrated in Russia on Feb. 23, honors the nation's military and is a nationwide holiday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press)

UP: Concerns about a still sluggish economy.

DOWN: Democrats insisting Obamacare is about giving people “choices.”

UP: Standing up to Vladimir Putin.

DOWN: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

UP: Republicans anxious to run against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

DOWN: Russian “reset.”

UP: Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) tax reform effort.

DOWN: Chances tax reform will pass in 2014.

UP: Standing up for human rights.

DOWN: Deriding the freedom agenda of President George W. Bush.

UP: Complaints about Obamacare.

DOWN: Calling Americans with complaints “liars.”

UP: Senators who would support Iran sanctions if there was a vote.

DOWN: Confidence in Wendy Sherman and John Kerry.

UP: International threats.

DOWN: The Defense Department budget.