The Top Political Stories of 2012

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  • 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
  • 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

Romney Disparages 47 Percent of Americans

In the final leg of the presidential campaign, a video was released of Romney at a May 2012 fundraising dinner condemning 47 percent of the American population as overly dependent on government services. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Mother Jones)

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