Obama: Country deserves a raise

Labor Day talk touts economy

Posted: September 2, 2014 at 3:36 a.m.

President Obama speaks at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. Obama renewed his call for an increase in the minimum wage. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE -- President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

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