UP: The number of N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s media appearances
DOWN: The number of MSNBC viewers
UP: Number of times President Obama announced a “pivot” on jobs.
DOWN: Unemployment in South Carolina ( “South Carolina had the largest jobless rate decline from February 2013 (-2.4 percentage points)”)
UP: Amateurishness on far right. “In a major blow to former Republican state Treasurer Shane Osborn’s candidacy for Nebraska Senate, national conservative group FreedomWorks is withdrawing its endorsement and backing his main primary rival, Midland University President Ben Sasse, instead. At issue, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said in a statement, is the unspoken support Osborn is believed to have from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).” Crazy.
UP: Pope Francis’s approval.
DOWN: Obama’s approval.
UP: Iowa farmers
DOWN: Bruce Braley
UP: Number of countries Obama needs to mend ties with
DOWN: “Smart diplomacy”
UP: Obama-Vladimir Putin conversations
DOWN: Obama’s impact on Putin
UP: Talk radio after retirement of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers
DOWN: House Intelligence Committee after retirement of Chairman Mike Rogers
DOWN: CNN’s attempt to “rent a real airplane to augment their blanket coverage of MH370.”