A cellphone company whose top executive has close ties to President Obama lobbied for and won a piece of a major new government push to provide Internet service to low-income job-seekers, even though critics say the company’s smartphones are poorly suited to the task of helping those in the program find work.
The program’s supporters tout it as a way for the unemployed to learn technical skills, to prepare resumes and to search for jobs, but one of the 14 pilot contracts that the FCC awarded went to Miami-based TracFone Wireless Inc.
Obama USDA met 30 times with Mexican gov’t to promote food-stamp use among Mexican immigrants
Department of Agriculture personnel in the Obama administration have met with Mexican Government officials dozens of times since the president took office to promote Nutrition assistance programs — notably Food Stamps — among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.
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