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For Republicans, Weak Jobs Report Is a Welcome Target

A tepid monthly report from the Labor Department on job creation and the economy provided a respite for Republicans seeking safer footing for criticizing President Obama. Full News here – First Draft

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on clean energy after a tour of a solar power array at Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Obama plugs program to train veterans for solar industry jobs

President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled an expansion of U.S. government efforts to train military veterans for jobs in the solar power industry during a visit to Utah. Many of those workers would be veterans, administration officials said. The Department of Defense plans to have "Solar Ready Vets" programs at 10 bases across the country […]

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Defense Secretary Carter mulls easing enlistment requirements for some jobs

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. Full News here – FOX News

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Capital Journal Friday PM: Schumer Steps Up | Tikrit Strikes Resume | North Dakota Loses Jobs Crown

HIGHLIGHTS Schumer in Position to Succeed Reid as Democratic Leader North Dakota’s Jobless Rate Is the Lowest No Longer Saudi Coalition Takes Control of Yemeni Airspace Germanwings Co-Pilot Concealed Depression From Airline Video: Debating EPA Rules at WSJ’s Eco:nomics Conference REID’S DECISION OPENS DOOR FOR SCHUMER: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to step down […]

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Obama Announces Training Campaign for Tech Jobs

President Barack Obama on Monday announced a new job training campaign aimed at getting more Americans work the technology sector. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Brisk Jobs Growth Puts Fed on Notice

The strongest stretch of job creation in two decades pushed the U.S. unemployment rate into the Federal Reserve’s target zone, keeping the central bank on track to raise interest rates as early as June and jolting investors worried about higher borrowing costs and slimmer corporate profits. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Week in Review: Let Girls Learn, a Ceremony for the Attorney General, and New Jobs Numbers

This week, the President joined the First Lady to announce the Let Girls Learn initiative, attended a portrait unveiling ceremony for outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and received the newest employment numbers. Find out more about the past week in our latest weekly wrap-up. 62 Million That's the number of girls worldwide that aren't […]

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Capital Journal Friday PM: Sen. Menendez to Face Criminal Charges | U.S. Adds Jobs at Strong Clip | Shalala to Lead Clinton Foundation

Capital Journal’s Friday afternoon newsletter provides a rundown of the biggest news stories of the day and exclusive features from the week on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more. Full News here – Washington Wire

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O’Reilly: Does Kerry Think FDR Should Have Given Nazis Jobs?

Bill O'Reilly is livid about the Obama administration's refusal to declare war on "radical Islam" by name. Full News here – RealClearPolitics Videos

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Harf on Jobs For Terrorists Comment: Argument May Be “Too Nuanced” For Some; Bush Said It Too

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf elaborates on comments she made about potential terrorists and job opportunities on Monday's broadcast of MSNBC's Hardball. Harf said we must "go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it is lack of opportunity for jobs." Harf appeared on CNN's The Situation Room on Tuesday […]

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