Polls show that New Yorkers favor extending the so-called millionaires tax on the state's top wage earners beyond the end of the year. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo is digging in his heels, saying it encourages some of the state's most affluent citizens to leave.
There's no member of the GOP freshman class in Congress more outspoken than Rep. Allen West. On the topic of Islam, West has been particularly controversial. Nezar Hamze, a Muslim activist in South Florida, says West's comments about the threat of Islam fuel intolerance.
In the wake of the Citizens United ruling, Congress failed to pass a disclosure law. As it turns out, corporations weren't necessarily happy about the secrecy either. A new index shows most of the country's biggest companies have formal policies and board oversight.
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