(FILES)The White House is seen in this October 9, 2013 file photo in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER / FILES
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President Barack Obama implored Democratic senators Wednesday to put off new sanctions against Iran that he warned could derail delicate nuclear talks.Two senators who attended the meeting said Democrats present seemed receptive to Obama's appeal -- even some hawkish Democrats who have vocally advocated for moving ahead with new sanctions.High on Democrats' agenda is an increase the minimum wage. Senators and their aides said Obama discussed that proposal at length in the meeting, which culminated in senators enjoying cocktails before leaving the White House after nightfall. Obama is supporting a push by congressional Democrats to boost the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, from the current $7.25 .
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