Keith Boykin's Top News Stories of 2012

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  • Sandy Hook
  • Gay Marriage
  • Trayvon Martin
  • Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare
  • Barack Obama
  • Keith Boykin, Best of 2012
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • 9. Usain Bolt Makes History (Again)
  • 8. Whitney Houston Dies at 48
  • Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Sandy
  • Benghazi, Libya

President Obama Is Re-elected

No, it wasn't a fluke in 2008. President Obama won again in 2012, becoming the first Democratic president since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a majority of the popular vote in two consecutive elections. Democrats also gained seats in the Senate and won more votes than Republicans in the House. I'd call that a mandate. And the biggest story of the year.

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