The magazine chooses Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital Gazette staff and others to highlight the work of "the guardians" in a more hostile world.
The president is using the gang as an excuse for harsher immigration policies.
The publication praises the numerous women who have spoken out on sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports.
"Wars must be outlawed, because none of the global problems we are facing can be resolved by war," the former Soviet leader writes.
"Russia Wants to Undermine Faith in the US Election," declares a cover of Time magazine We should undermine our own faith in the U election system.
While Time magazine chose Ebola fighters as the 2014 "Person of the Year," the runners-up include the Ferguson protesters whose "refusal to let a life be forgotten turned a local shooting into a national movement."
A group of young Muslim women tries to destigmatize head coverings; The Economist is under attack for a cartoon some see as anti-Semitic; meanwhile, a Time magazine cover portrayal of Hillary Clinton has sparked a wave of online outrage. These discoveries and more after the jump.
According to the managing editor of Time magazine, Pope Francis was chosen to grace the cover of its 2013 Person of the Year issue because he "changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world's largest institutions in an extraordinary way." But perhaps his most significant contribution this year has been his condemnation of greed and materialism.
A look at the day's political happenings, including why conservatives think Hillary Clinton's faking a concussion and Time reveals its 2012 Person of the Year.