It's been a tumultuous and exciting year. To mark its end, NPR Double Take will be recapping the biggest news events, going month by month to bring you the best cartoons on the issues.
In December, the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Iraq, although Rick McKee isn't sure that Iraq can succeed on its own. Mike Luckovich cites the ascent of Newt Gingrich and its effect on the race for the Republican nomination.
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