20 Biggest, Boldest Comebacks of 2014

From Aphex Twin to 'The Walking Dead,' these were the artists, athletes, TV shows and political players who rose from the ashes over the last year

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The Republican Party
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The Republican Party

Live long enough — and be politically engaged enough — and you can start getting nostalgic for past midterms. Remember in 2006 when the Democrats won control over the House and Senate? Felt like a final rebuke to the Bush years, didn't it? Fast-forward to 2014: After years of obstructing the president, the GOP finally wrestled back control of the upper house, no doubt validating in Republicans' minds that the nation had at last repudiated the Obama administration. (Note: Not all the comebacks on this list are happy ones.)

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