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Is Fisker Obama’s Newest Solyndra?

The luxury green carmaker got nearly $200 million in federal tax dollars to help very rich people feel good about driving fancy cars. Now Fisker is headed toward the garbage heap, with your money in hand.

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Obama Blames Congress, China for Solyndra

I’ve forgotten how to speak English. Because I can’t believe I heard this. It must have been in another language I don’t understand. It’s likely the president said something else. In an interview today with National Public Radio, Obama – sounds like – is trying to get some Republican buy-in on the blame for the Solyndra fiasco, even though the loan program was part of the

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Obama’s First Ad Flops

The Obama campaign has released its first commercial. It’s a disaster. Have a look. First of all what is this thing about exactly? It starts out as a defense of President Obama’s backing of Solyndra, the solar panel maker that the president celebrated as an emblem of the future but which inconveniently went belly up and which may have benefited from having friends in high

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The Obama Scandals Continue to Simmer

Well, now we know one good reason why President campaigned so aggressively to maintain Democratic control of the House. With Republicans running the House and in charge of the committees, the White House now has something it was missing in its first two years: oversight. House Republicans Thursday subpoenaed the White House for internal emails related to Solyndra, trying to ascertain whether political favoritism informed

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White House White Wash? The Solyndra “Probe”

The White House announced Friday that President Obama has appointed someone to look into this whole Solyndra matter. But don’t be too impressed. Solyndra of course is the solar panel maker that took half a billion in federally guaranteed loans and proceeded to go belly up anyway, prompting a Congressional investigation into the incompetence of the loan steering process and whether Obama fundraisers who were

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White House Knew Solyndra Investment Risks

Senior White House officials understood the risks of committing taxpayer dollars to  Solyndra but proceeded anyway, according to internal Obama administration email transcripts released today. Quotes from the emails are included in a story this afternoon by POLITICO, which obtained the documents from House Democrats, who argued that there were “no smoking guns” among the emails. But the missives offer a sense of the willingness

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Solyndra Expands into Energygate

It now appears that the Energy Department was something of a haven for Obama fundraisers who wanted to affect policy after the election. ABC News is reporting that several Obama fundraisers found themselves helping out around the place. Some of them had ties to green energy projects that DOE ended up supporting. Well known already is DOE’s precipitous and calamitous decision to fund Solyndra, which

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Solyndra Investor Donated to Michelle’s Pet Cause

Wanted to flag this article for you. The Daily Caller is reporting that Solyndra investor George Kaiser donated to a program near and dear to Michelle Obama, Barack Obama buddy Eric Whitaker and Valerie Jarrett during the same year he obtained the half billion dollar loan guarantee for Solyndra. A great piece of reporting and another piece in the puzzle of the growing scandal surrounding

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WH Can’t Say Why OMB Felt Pressured on Solyndra

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was unable today to say why OMB staffers, in several emails released to the public, reported that they felt rushed and pressured by West Wing officials to reach a decision on the half billion in loan guarantees to Solyndra. The solar panel maker went belly up and taxpayers on the hook for the money. The Department of Energy had

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