The Current | Dec 31, 2013 | 21:59

Year End Review: Winners, Losers and Newsmakers of 2013 - Dec 31, 2013

Today ends an incredible year. As we say good-bye to 2013, we relive a few of the political triumphs and bombshells that will make it into the history books.

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