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John Podesta: Obama Has 'Warmed Up' To Executive Orders

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President Obama is expected to work around Congress more this year. One of the things he will do is issue an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers. Steve Inskeep talks to presidential adviser John Podesta about Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.
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