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Obama's Call To Raise Minimum Wage Not Likely To Go Anywhere

Job market policy analysts look at the President's proposals to create jobs in his state of the union address.

How Rubio Spins The Bottle Could Matter Most. Just Ask Bill Clinton

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, like deft politicians before him, has managed with humor and a morning television prop (a water bottle, of course) to spin an awkward visual gone viral into gold — or at least political pyrite.

Obama's Call For Higher Minimum Wage Could Have Ripple Effect

President Obama is urging Congress to boost the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. But other workers who make more than the minimum, currently at $7.25 an hour, could see their pay go up too as employers adjust their pay scales.

Unpacking State of the Union Night Addresses

NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses Tuesday night's big speeches — President Obama's State of the Union; Sen. Marco Rubio's GOP response and GOP Sen. Rand Paul's Tea Party take — with Paul Glastris, editor-in-chief of The Washington Monthly and Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution.
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Analysis: State Of The Union Signals For Federal Workforce

The State of the Union address and the Republican response sent strong signals about the major parties' stance on government spending and sequester cuts, as Government Executive's Tom Shoop explains.


Rubio's Water Bottle And The Authenticity Craving

Sen. Marco Rubio had a tough moment Tuesday night when dry mouth intruded on his response to the State of the Union. But in all honesty, the unplanned nature of any little mistake has a certain appeal.

Kitchen Table Reactions To State Of The Union

President Obama laid out his plans for the next year during his State of the Union address. Host Michel Martin speaks with a group of diverse people about the address and their hopes for the year ahead. Her guests are Oakland Lewis, who is looking for work, immigrant rights activist Gaby Pacheco, and Trei Dudley, a college student.