A Look Ahead at Some of the Biggest Stories to Come in 2012 — PICTURES

June 19, 2012, 2 a.m.

COR­REC­TION: A pre­vi­ous ver­sion of this gal­lery misid­en­ti­fied which cham­ber had passed the farm bill. The Sen­ate had passed its ver­sion of the bill.

Al­though a num­ber of ma­jor stor­ies have already happened so far in 2012, the year is only half over. Here some of the biggest stor­ies that will de­vel­op in the com­ing weeks and months: