Elections

The Politics Of Raising The Minimum Wage

NPR | Feb. 16, 2013 7:05 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 16, 2013 8:51 a.m.

In his State of the Union address President Obama called for Congress to raise the minimum wage. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with David Leonhardt, the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, about the political prospects for such a plan.

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