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  • Solyndra investigation expands with raid of executives' homes and files

    09/09/2011 10:34:26 AM PDT · by sunmars · 91 replies
    iwatch ^ | iwatch
    CEO and founder of politically connected company questioned on day of raid. Now some Democrats wonder if they'd been misled Federal agents have expanded their examination of the now-bankrupt California solar power company Solyndra, searching the homes of the company's chief executive, a founder, and a former executive, examining computer files and documents, the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News and ABC News have learned. Agents visited the homes of CEO Brian Harrison and company founder Chris Gronet. Agents also visited the home of a third executive involved in the company from the start, according to a source who agreed...
  • Obama's American Jobs Act speech

    09/09/2011 2:04:46 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 10 replies
    8 September 2011 | Barack Obama
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and fellow Americans: Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that has made things worse. This past week, reporters have been asking “What will this speech mean for the President? What will it mean for Congress? How will it affect their polls, and the next election?” But the millions of Americans who are watching right now: they don’t care about politics. They have real life concerns. Many have spent months...
  • Video: Newt wins the debate … against the moderators

    09/08/2011 9:52:30 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 07, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier, I wrote that the Republican frontrunners won’t soon push Newt Gingrich out of the primary debates after his second attack in as many events on the moderators, and here’s why. Greg Hengler brings us the clip from last night’s debate where Gingrich rips into NBC’s Brian Williams and Politico’s John Harris for their attempts to create rhetorical mountains out of insubstantial molehills of differences in the policy positions between the GOP candidates, declaring himself uninterested in “puffing up” attempts to make Republicans fight each other in order to take the focus off of Barack Obama:
  • Breaking: FBI executing search warrants at Solyndra right now.

    09/08/2011 8:45:19 AM PDT · by sunmars · 64 replies
    AP ^ | AP
    FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — FBI spokesman says federal agents executing search warrants at California solar firm Solyndra
  • FBI agents executing search warrant at Solyndra

    09/08/2011 8:31:31 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 15 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/8/2011 | Lisa Fernandez
    Federal agents are executing a search warrant this morning at the Solyndra in Fremont, according to a FBI spokeswoman. It is part of a joint operation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Energy' Office of Inspector General, according to Julianne Sohn, a spokeswoman for the FBI. The action by federal agents comes a week after the solar panel manufacturer abruptly closed, laying off 1,100 workers. Sohn would not comment on the purpose of the search or what they might be looking for. "Everything is under seal," she said. There are indications that the agents are in the process...
  • State Dept. contract officer steers $52 million to secret husband, daughter

    07/20/2011 9:41:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 19, 2011 | Mathew Boyle
    A special investigation by The Daily Caller has discovered that a State Department contract specialist participated in awarding more than $52 million in taxpayer-funded contracts to a company owned and operated by her husband and daughter. Kathleen McGrade helped their company, Sterling Royale Group, win 43 federally funded contracts over the last few years.McGrade acted as the Contracting Officer (CO) for awards to Sterling Royale Group. McGrade’s husband, Brian Collinsworth, serves as the company’s Vice President. McGrade’s daughter, J.L. (Jennifer) Herring, is its president and CEO.When TheDC first reached Collinsworth for comment, he denied being married to McGrade. “She is...
  • Federal ATF chief said to resist pressure to step down

    06/23/2011 8:50:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 6/23/11 | Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
    Kenneth Melson of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms faces controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns into Mexico. He is said to be eager to testify to Congress. The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is strongly resisting pressure to step down because of growing controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns to flow unchecked into Mexico, according to several federal sources in Washington.
  • Gasoline tops $3 a gallon for first time at Christmas

    12/24/2010 9:09:21 AM PST · by massmike · 71 replies · 1+ views
    dailyfinance.com ^ | 12/24/2010 | David Schepp
    It may be the happiest season of the year,but higher oil prices that have translated into gas prices topping $3 a gallon have many motorists frowning.