2012 wasn't just about Obama versus Romney. From the legal battle over Obamacare to the showdown over the fiscal cliff, we also saw some fierce fights over policy.
And next year looks to be even more contentious. We're likely to get a Battle Royale in Congress over how to fix our immigration system, a potential landmark Supreme Court ruling on gay rights, and now in the wake of Newtown, what's shaping up to be a heated struggle over gun control. And that's just for starters.
So as we wind down the year, it's worth taking a look ahead to the biggest upcoming policy battles of 2013.
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