BET Wire: A Weekly Political Roundup — State of the Union

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As Obama road tested his call to increase the federal minimum wage, House Speaker John Boehner opposed the idea. "When you raise the price of employment, guess what happens? You get less of it,” Boehner told reporters at his weekly press conference. The Ohio Republican believes increasing the rate would make it more difficult for small businesses to hire workers.

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