updated 9:26 AM EST, Sun December 28, 2014

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Politics Year in Review 2014
It started with an ambitious State of The Union address and turned into year of tension and transition. There was a Republican wave, Bridgegate, Hobby Lobby, President Obama's immigration action, same sex marriage, Ferguson, and net neutrality.
CONGRESS OUTLOOK
With a new budget director, will the price be right for Republicans?

It's one of the most influential offices in a building full of partisan bickering and mudslinging -- and its leader is supposed to rise above politics.

Cuba decision boosts Rubio's profile

Marco Rubio needed to get back on the radar after his fellow Floridian, Jeb Bush, jolted the political world this week with an announcement that he was considering a presidential run.