The Top Political Stories of 2012

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  • 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
  • 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

Eric Holder Held in Contempt by Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder became the target of a House Oversight Committee investigation into the controversial Fast and Furious gun-walking program — and some say the scapegoat of a vendetta against Obama. When Holder refused to produce certain documents, the GOP-led House cited him for contempt, a first for a sitting cabinet member.

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