UP: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.)

DOWN: Ben Rhodes

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), second from left, had interesting things to say about immigration reform.<br />(Bill O'Leary/Washington Post) Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), second from left.
(Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

UP: Conservative schadenfreude

DOWN: New York Times

UP: Media self-absorption

DOWN: Employer tattoos

UP: GOP candidate quality

DOWN: GOP purity tests

UP: Democrats blocking judicial nominees

DOWN: Republicans blocking judicial nominees

UP: India’s Hindu nationalist party

DOWN: Corruption in India

UP: Conservative reformers

DOWN: Republican civil war

UP: Bipartisan outrage over the Veterans Affairs scandal

DOWN: Eric Shinseki

UP: Independents’ support for Republicans

DOWN: Youth support for Democrats

UP: Immigration reform

DOWN: Tax reform