BET Wire: You're Paying the Attorney to Sue Obama $500 an Hour
House Hires an Attorney
House Republicans have hired David Rivkin, a partner at the law firm Baker & Hostetler LLP, to make the case in their lawsuit against Obama. The firm is to be paid $500 per hour, with a cap of $350,000. "Only in John Boehner's world does it make sense to pay lawyers $500 per hour to work on a partisan lawsuit while refusing to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for hardworking Americans trying to feed their families," said Rep. Steve Israel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.