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Washington (CNN) – The Lilly Ledbetter Act was the very first bill President Barack Obama signed into law. The bill made it easier to sue for alleged pay discrimination.
The newly-minted President said the law would "send a clear message that making our economy work ... means making sure it works for everybody."
Today, the administration wants women voters to turn out in the midterm elections, so it has made a great deal of political hay out of the issue of pay inequity.
But more than five years into office, how "equal" is the pay for the female staffers inside the Obama White House itself?
If using the same disputed metric the White House uses to arrive at the figure that women are paid $0.77 on the man's dollar, then the White House is not practicing what it preaches. At the White House, women make $0.88 on the man's dollar.
The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, CNN political analyst and Politico writer Maggie Haberman, and CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Paul Begala discuss that issue, and other political news, in the video above.
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