BET Wire: You're Paying the Attorney to Sue Obama $500 an Hour

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  • Michelle Obama
  • Connie Johnson
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  • Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio
  • Mitt Romney
  • Douglas McCain
  • Barack Obama
  • John Boehner

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.

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