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Monitor Articles for December 31, 2011
Newt Gingrich's rise – and fall – tied to his reign as House speaker
Mitt Romney's 'electability' against Obama key to Iowa caucuses
Correspondent reflections: The 10 news events that shaped 2011
Despite Ron Paul surge, tea party hopes on the ropes in Iowa
Chevrolet Sonic recall: Brake pads missing?
2011 Reflections: Suddenly, a new era in the Middle East
Why would anyone steal Banana Sam, beloved San Francisco monkey?
Feds chasing fast-moving Hollywood arsonists
Credit card debt: Are consumers returning to bad habits?
New Year's black-eyed peas, updated
7 of the best young adult novels of 2011