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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Job Corps
Job Corps is a program administered by the United States Department of Labor that offers free-of-charge education and vocational training to youth ages 16 to 24. - Source: Wikipedia
The mother of a 16-year-old boy who police say was shot with a BB gun and cut with a box cutter in an attack involving four other teens says his injuries are healing but he won't return to high school.
Just because Congress reached an agreement in December to exceed the 2014 sequestration spending caps by $45 billion doesn't mean lawmakers are required to spend every single penny and keep throwing good money at bad government programs.
Leviathan means never having to say you're sorry
President Obama is being hit by new scandals almost weekly in a growing web of investigations and revelations that have further damaged his troubled administration.
Just before the March on Washington in 1963, President John F. Kennedy summoned six top civil rights leaders to the White House to talk about his fears that civil rights legislation he was moving through Congress might be undermined if the march turned violent.
Leaders of a House panel want a Tennessee public relations firm to turn over records on roughly $2 million in federal stimulus program contracts it won from the Department of Labor, including details of the work it did on a nearly half-million-dollar ad campaign on MSNBC that reported creating no jobs.
A House panel is calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to turn over all records involving a half-million dollar contract funded through President Obama's $831 billion stimulus program that paid for more than 100 commercials on MSNBC touting a "green jobs" initiative.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican and a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, plans to push Obama administration officials for more information on why the Labor Department spent a half-million dollars in federal stimulus money for more than 100 commercials that ran on MSNBC.
The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration's "green training" job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.
A federally funded Job Corps vocational training complex in Southwest Washington was supposed to cost taxpayers $5.5 million, but the Labor Department says it needs another $2.7 million to finish the job, which has been plagued by bad weather, landslides, battles with unpaid subcontractors and charges of shoddy construction, records and interviews show.
More than 20 Potomac Job Corps students attended the annual Salute to Vets hosted by the Labor Department's Veterans' Employment and Training Service. The Nov. 5 event featured a panel discussion with Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis; Iraq war veteran and businesswoman Dawn Halfaker, who lost her right arm in a rocket-propelled grenade attack; and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Michele S. Jones of the Army Reserve.
After winning the National Job Corps Student Oratory Competition, 22-year-old Brandon Diggs had to turn away from the audience, overwhelmed by the standing ovation and lightning storm of camera flashes.