The Top Political Stories of 2012

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  • 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
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns
  • Herman Cain Suspends Presidential Campaign

Rod Blagojevich Goes to Prison

A Google search for "Rod Blagojevich" these days produces more stories about Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. than the disgraced former Illinois governor. But Blagojevich made his own headlines earlier this year when he left home in March to begin serving a 14-year sentence after being found guilty of corruption.

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