UP: Reince Priebus. Having helped Wisconsin Republicans win the governor's office, state Legislature and a U.S. Senate seat last November, the state GOP chair gets the nod to chair the Republican National Committee, replacing Michael Steele. Commentators delight in making fun of his name, with Jon Stewart of The Daily Show saying, "Who could forget his catchy campaign posters, 'You can't spell Prince Riebus without Reince Priebus.'"
DOWN: Wind power. Gov. Scott Walker proposes a bill to quadruple the required distance between wind turbines and neighboring properties, a move that threatens millions of dollars of investment and thousands of jobs. Denise Bode, chief executive of the American Wind Energy Association, tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "You're adding a new regulatory barrier and putting a 'closed for business' sign on Wisconsin for wind development."