Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, sponsor of the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, right, joined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center,, and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., left, comments to reporters after... more 
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, sponsor of the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, right, joined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center,, and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., left, comments to reporters after the bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 was stopped in the Senate,Wednesday, April 30, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republicans blocked the election-year Democratic bill, handing a defeat to President Barack Obama on a vote that is sure to reverberate in this year's congressional contests. (AP Photo) less 
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Wed, Apr 30, 2014 2:03 PM EDT