Washington Examiner's Best of 2013

Washington Examiner's best of 2013


Our look at the biggest and most notable stories of the year.


2013 Highlights: Economics

By Meghana Kurup and Elliot Smilowitz | 01/02/14 05:01 AM

From the White House's decision of Janet Yellen over Larry Summers to head the Fed, to Elizabeth Warren's populist push for the return of Glass-Steagall, to battles over unemployment and student loans, take a look back through the Examiner's top writing on economics.
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2013 Highlights: Political campaigns

By Meghana Kurup and Elliot Smilowitz | 01/01/14 07:46 AM

President Obama's inauguration was barely over when politicians began angling for the next elections. In a year where Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Elizabeth Warren came to the forefront and Mitch McConnell struck against the Tea Party, take a look back through the Examiner's top writing on campaigns.
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2013 Highlights: Political scandals

By Meghana Kurup and Elliot Smilowitz | 12/31/13 05:58 AM

San Diego's mayor resigned after accusations of sexual harassment, Bob McDonnell saw a federal investigation torpedo his White House hopes, and Mark Sanford landed in the Capitol. Oh yeah, and we met "Carlos Danger." Take a look back through the Examiner's top writing on political scandals.
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2013 Highlights: Budget fights

By Meghana Kurup and Elliot Smilowitz | 12/30/13 05:18 AM

Washington saw its first government shutdown in 17 years and came perilously close to reaching the nation's debt limit. Take a look back through the Examiner's top writing on congressional battles over the federal budget.
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2013 Highlights: Health care

By Meghana Kurup and Elliot Smilowitz | 12/27/13 05:21 AM

In the year of Obamacare, no topic was more divisive in Washington. From broken websites to busted pledges, take a look back through the Examiner's top writing on health care.
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2013 Highlights: IRS scandal

By Meghana Kurup and Elliot Smilowitz | 12/26/13 05:17 AM

The agency's targeting of political groups brought a flurry of Capitol Hill scrutiny and put President Obama on the defensive. Take a look back through the Examiner's top writing on the IRS scandal.
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2013 Highlights: Immigration

By Meghana Kurup and Elliot Smilowitz | 12/25/13 07:45 AM

President Obama battled Hill Republicans over a comprehensive reform package, the slowdown in immigrants from Mexico drew new proposals, and tech giants like Facebook stood up for more visas for highly skilled workers. Take a look back through the Examiner's top writing on immigration.
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2013 Highlights: Gun control

By Meghana Kurup and Elliot Smilowitz | 12/24/13 08:33 AM

The aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting brought firearms to the forefront in 2013, the George Zimmerman verdict and Washington Navy Yard shooting kept the heat up, and emerging 3-D printing technology added a new wrinkle to the issue. Take a look back through the Examiner's top...
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2013 Highlights: NSA controversies

By Meghana Kurup and Elliot Smilowitz | 12/23/13 05:10 AM

From Edward Snowden's revelations about the U.S. government's widespread monitoring of phone and Internet records to Congressional concern over drones, the National Security Agency had a lot to answer for in 2013. Take a look back through the Examiner's top writing on the embattled agency.
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Flashback Columns

Republicans want a 2016 candidate who’s fearless; that’s what Ted Cruz is selling
By Byron York. Aug. 24 

Conservative reformers should fix the rigged game
By Timothy P. Carney, June 5
 

Crime bankrupts Detroit, public unions mug two California cities
By Michael Barone, Aug. 9 

Tea Party confuses tactical, ideological disagreements
By Philip Klein, Sept. 17
 

Why voters are finished believing Obama's health care promises
By Byron York, Nov. 25 

Ted Cruz and the GOP leadership vacuum
By Timothy P. Carney, Sept. 29
 

Obama could learn from FDR on how to get things done
By Michael Barone, Aug. 27
 

Iraq War made Obamacare possible
By Philip Klein, March 20
 

Winning Hispanic vote would not be enough for GOP
By Byron York, May 2
 

Civil society, not Big Brother, is the American way
By Timothy P. Carney, April 21
 

Will Republicans propose tax cuts to strengthen two-parent families?
By Michael Barone, Nov. 22