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2012 with a make or break year for political careers especially in the high stakes campaign for the White House.
President Obama ran unopposed for his party's nomination and seems like a shoo in for re election.
Don't -- vote but a sluggish economy high unemployment and no clear plan for recovery -- the 44 president vulnerable.
The president's policies.
Have clearly not been successful.
In reigniting this economy.
In putting people back to work earning his party's nomination was not quite as easy or former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
After first being declared the winner of the Iowa Caucuses a -- -- was discovered and he had to share the win with Rick Santorum.
Even though Romney went -- to win decisive victory for key primary states eventually becoming the Republican nominee he emerged from the primary battle brews.
I don't see how Massachusetts what role.
Is gonna do better he is the worst Republican in that country.
To put up against Barack Obama Romney's campaign -- several ups and downs but.
Appearing confident and in command during their first debate.
Romney to President Obama off -- game with the president delivering a surprisingly shaky performance in the first debate sets the tone.
And can have the most impact but the outlook.
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Obama regained his footing by the third and final debate and ultimately won reelection the best Jessica.
2012 also marked a milestone and implementation of president Obama's health care law.
In a five to four decision back in June the US Supreme Court ruled the major crux of obamacare individual mandate is indeed constitutional.
I'm happy I'm pleased to see -- Supreme Court to rule of law ahead of partisanship.
And ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.
The decision was the result of lawsuits brought by 26 state attorneys general against the federal government.
Who claim to mandated participation was violation of americans' freedom Republicans won't let up whatsoever in our determination to repeal this terrible law there are still several outstanding suits challenging the law meaning obamacare will still be a hot button issue into 2013.
As 2012 winds down it resembles 2011.
With congressional Republicans finishing out the year locked in another showdown with the White House over taxes and spending.
With the average family caught in the middle.
In Washington Craig Boswell Fox News.
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