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APR 30, 2014 - Washington Post

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The Fix: Can President Obama and Senate Democrats win by losing on the minimum wage?

The Senate voted against opening debate on a bill to hike the federal minimum wage Wednesday. And while Democrats, labor and left-leaning groups and pundits nationwide will be up in arms about this for the remainder of the news cycle, the outcome should surprise no one. Republicans — armed with a report from the Congressional Budget Office that said the bill would cause a dip in employment —  had long signaled that they would not support the bill in its current form. But the Democrats went ahead anyway. They held conference calls and media events and rallies. The mobilized their biggest ... Read More

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