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Analysis: Minimum wage plan a new test for Obama

Associated Press WASHINGTON  — If anything illustrated President Barack Obama’s new sense of self-confidence, it was his State of the Union call for an increase in the national minimum wage. For much of the past two years, the president and his aides have worked to shed an image that he ...

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Obama unveils gun plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America. The president’s sweeping, $500 million ...

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