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'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge
'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge

President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be difficult for his party. In a 20-minute pep talk that echoed themes he sounded during his recent State of the Union address, Obama told lawmakers in Cambridge attending an annual retreat that he needs their help on those twin goals, despite his recent emphasis on working around Capitol Hill on other issues. Though Obama has long had a tough relationship with Republican House leaders, there has increasingly also been tension within the...

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