Here's a quick look back at the Top 10 issues we covered on the national level this year. Everyone enjoy the holiday and remember not to drink and drive. We don't need any more Paris Hilton-like escapades.
1. GonzalesGate. The scandals ripping through the Justice Department following the Specter Loophole provided daily coverage for much of the year. It was the gift that kept on giving for months.
2. Iraq. Our continuing series "Meanwhile In Iraq..." attempts to keep you updated so the death and destruction isn't forgotten.
3. Abuse of veterans. The stories about how our war veterans were being abused and mistreated ranks as the most disturbing story of 2007 for me.
4. Torture. The issue of torture continues to resonate as Americans who once stood as beacons of human rights have become inhuman to human decency. Shocking.
5. NSA wiretapping scandal. The disclosure that President Bush has been violating the law, the constitution and our privacy didn't even get him articles of impeachment said much about the lack of leadership by Democrats in Washington.
6. Signing statements. This issue arose last spring, especially in regard to Sen. Specter. The discussion with his office about the Senator's stance on Bush's actions was interesting.
7. ACORN presidential event. This was a highlight of the year for me because I got to live blog an event with Hillary Clinton, Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards. I missed the formal presidential debate in Philadelphia because I was in Boston that week but that also would have been memorable.
8. Immigration debate. This issue raged on both the state and national levels. We frequently discussed the dichotomy of the GOP supporters condemning these people then insisting on hiring them so they could exploit their status for cheap labor.
9. The Imperial Presidency. The matters involved in the President consolidating much power in the executive branch at the cost of checks and balances and separation of powers was a common theme through much of what we wrote this year.
10. 2008 Presidential campaign. The election cycle keeps getting longer and there was quite a bit to cover this year. This, of course, will be the number one story for 2008.