January. Gabby Giffords resigns from congress a year after she was shot in Arizona. Six people died in the attack.
February. California overturns ban on gay marriage as Washington becomes the seventh state to legalize it.
March. US soldier goes on a shooting rampage in Afghanistan and kills 16 civilians.
April. Secret service agents get caught with their pants down in Columbia.
May. For the first time in modern American history, white births are no longer the majority.
June. The Supreme Court upholds Obamacare. Justice Roberts becomes a hero to liberals for the first time in his life.
July. Gunman opens fire in a Batman screening in Aurora, CO. 12 people die, 70 wounded by bullets.
August. Russian punk band Pussy Riot sentenced to 2 years in prison for hooliganism.
September. Four are killed in an attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
October. Hurricane Sandy hits just days before Halloween.
November. President Obama is re-elected.
December. 28 dead in CT school shooting. This finally starts the ball rolling on gun control conversation.