ICYMI, we've rounded up some of our favorite political stories at BuzzFeed this year.
How The White House Smothered The News Of Obama's Trip To Afghanistan
One of the first American reporters to note early reports that President Obama was in Afghanistan last May, Zeke Miller chronicled the White House's frantic — and ultimately futile — efforts to quiet the news as it rocketed through social media and the blogosphere.
Horror Hospital: The Most Shocking Photos And Testimony From The Dawood Military Hospital Scandal
A disturbing exposé by Michael Hastings and Rebecca Elliot of a U.S.-funded military hospital in Afghanistan that kept its patients in “Auschwitz-like conditions.”
How Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Beat The “Princess” Ad
Following same-sex marriage victories in four states in 2012, Chris Geidner reported exclusively on the behind-the-scenes research and confidential reports used by advocacy groups to shift the terms of the national debate.
For Thousands Of Veterans, The New G.I. Bill Isn't Working
In an investigative report, Rosie Gray revealed that the Department of Veterans Affairs was failing to deliver tuition checks and housing stipends to tens of thousands of veterans across the country — a story that prompted swift reforms, and the introduction of new legislation to Congress.
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