In this special "Best and Worst 2013" edition of The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer tell viewers why Fannie Mae (OTC:FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTC:FMCC) crushed the market in 2013 and why the companies' current state presents a very unique scenario for investors and politicians.

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