Obama takes minimum wage pitch to Michigan
April 2nd, 2014
08:50 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Obama takes minimum wage pitch to Michigan

Updated 3:49 p.m. ET, 4/2/2014

Ann Arbor, Michigan (CNN) – Having declared his signature health care initiative a success - at least for now - President Barack Obama headed to Michigan Wednesday to push another top domestic priority, raising the federal minimum wage.

Speaking to a rowdy crowd at the University of Michigan, Obama used much of his remarks to lambast Republicans who oppose such a hike, saying it amounted to giving working-class Americans "the shaft."
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Filed under: 2014 • Michigan • Minimum wage • President Obama
Biden pushes for minimum wage hike in White House weekly address
March 29th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Biden pushes for minimum wage hike in White House weekly address

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden continued the Obama administration's call for an increase in the minimum wage for all workers.

Biden's Saturday address comes after President Barack Obama announced in February that in 2015 businesses with new or renewed federal contracts will have to pay their minimum wage workers $10.10 an hour.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Minimum wage • White House
March 5th, 2014
03:49 PM ET
1 month ago

Obama frames minimum wage fight in global terms

New Britain, Connecticut (CNN) – In the midst of managing the nation's response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, President Barack Obama enlisted the help of some fellow executives on Wednesday to continue his fight for an increase in the nation's minimum wage.

To help make his case, Obama put his domestic fight in an international context, making a veiled reference to incidents abroad by characterizing the struggles of protesters around the globe as a search for American-style opportunity.

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Filed under: Connecticut • Minimum wage • President Obama • Russia • Ukraine
Reid delays action on minimum wage
February 25th, 2014
08:27 PM ET
2 months ago

Reid delays action on minimum wage

Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday delayed action for a few weeks on a bill to increase the minimum wage, a top political and policy priority of the White House and congressional Democrats this election year.

Reid blamed the delay on Republican “obstruction” that he said has clogged up the Senate calendar.

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February 24th, 2014
03:23 PM ET
2 months ago

Jindal, Malloy spar after White House meeting

(CNN) – Red-state/blue-state rancor flared on Monday outside the White House between two governors – one with potential presidential aspirations.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, and his Connecticut Democratic counterpart, Dannel Malloy, squared off over the minimum wage after they and other governors met with President Barack Obama.

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Obama pushes for minimum wage increase
February 22nd, 2014
01:19 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama pushes for minimum wage increase

Washington (CNN) - It may be a "year of action" for President Obama, but there is one thing he cannot do without Congress: raise the minimum wage.

In his weekly address Saturday, the President took the opportunity to make another plea, appealing to the public to pressure representatives to "give America a raise."

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Filed under: Minimum wage • Obama address • President Obama