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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

Journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on the death of legendary news editor Ben Bradlee.

July 2nd, 2014
06:26 PM ET

Does Obama practice what he preaches on equal pay?

(CNN) – Is the pay fair, or unfair for women working at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

In a word: fair. The White House has a pay grade for each title, and male or female, those people holding those roles within each level make exactly the same amount.

Read: It pays to work for the White House

Where it gets ambiguous, and this keeps coming up, is that when the same kind of average the White House uses to continually push for more equal pay in America, is applied to the White House pay then, yes, there is also still a pay gap.

CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.

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