Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified Thursday that no one from the White House ever contacted him to make a political decision on a half-billion-dollar loan to a Fremont solar company that later went bankrupt.
The Obama administration wanted the failing solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing employee layoffs last year until after the 2010 midterm elections, Republican investigators say.
Emails released by a House committee appear to show that a major donor to President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign discussed with White House officials a federal loan to failed Fremont solar company Solyndra Inc.
Officials with both the City of San Jose and the San Jose Police Department were invited to share what the city is doing to reduce gang activity.
A Republican-led House panel on Thursday agreed to subpoena the White House for documents related to Solyndra Inc., the failed California solar company that received a half-billion-dollar federal loan.
Days before Fremont solar panel maker Solyndra collapsed, the Obama administration considered a bailout that would have provided an infusion of cash and a new board of directors, including two directors appointed by the Energy Department.
The White House has ordered a review of loan guarantees made by the Energy Department after the Fremont solar power company that got a half-billion-dollar federal loan went bankrupt.
A Friday House hearing into bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra and its half a billion dollar federal loan guarantee turned into a tense partisan skirmish.
A new Field Poll shows support for President Barack Obama is falling even in reliably Democratic California.
A federal appeal court in California said a former state lawmaker and a legal foundation have no standing to challenge President Barack Obama’s health care plan.