The eyes of the political world will focus on Election Day next year. But 2016 will also see President Obama try to boost his legacy while a new House speaker attempts to establish his leadership.

Obama will be put under increasing pressure to intensify his fight against the Islamic State. Look also for pitched battles in Congress over whether Iran cheats on the nuclear deal. Obama's signature items such as the Clean Power Plan and Trans-Pacific Partnership will come under attack, as will Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act.

The technological tools Washington uses to prevent terrorist attacks will fall under heavy scrutiny, while the Federal Reserve will wrestle over the best way to reverse the emergency stimulus it began when Obama came into office.

The Washington Examiner pored over major policy areas and compiled this detailed outlook for next year.

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