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APR 30, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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GOP blocks Democrats' minimum wage try in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic drive Wednesday to raise the federal minimum wage, blocking a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's economic plans and ensuring the issue will be a major feature of this fall's congressional elections. Republican senators accused Democrats of playing politics by pushing a minimum wage measure designed to lure voters but too expensive for employers and sure to result in lost jobs and higher inflation. "We saw this morning a majority of senators saying yes, but almost every Republican saying no to giving America a raise," Obama ... Read More

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