The Top Political Stories of 2012

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  • Allen West Loses Re-Election Bid
  • Maxine Waters Cleared of Ethics Charges
  • Ethics Violations Derail Rep. Laura Richardson
  • Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Fail
  • Rep. Donald Payne Loses Colon Cancer Battle
  • Mia Love Wins GOP Congressional Primary
  • Artur Davis Crosses the Ideological Aisle
  • Romney Disparages 47 Percent of Americans
  • Obama Supports Same-Sex Marriage
  • Rep. Bobby Rush Reprimanded for Hoodie on House Floor
  • Top of the News
  • Obama Wins Re-Election
  • Mitt Romney Wins Republican Nomination
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns
  • Herman Cain Suspends Presidential Campaign
  • Eric Holder Held in Contempt by Congress
  • U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare
  • Rod Blagojevich Goes to Prison

Ethics Violations Derail Rep. Laura Richardson

California voters gave Rep. Laura Richardson the boot after she was reprimanded by the House for forcing her congressional staff to perform campaign and personal duties and fined $10,000 for having a bad attitude. 

(Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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