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  • Key Solyndra figures gets red carpet treatment at Democratic convention?

    09/05/2012 7:12:05 AM PDT · by bronxville · 7 replies
    horair.com ^ | 09-05-2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Want to know what Barack Obama’s second-term agenda will be? Looking at the VIP admissions to the Democratic convention, the assumption will be more Solyndras and more wasted taxpayer dollars. ABC News caught former Department of Energy official Steve Spinner getting a “red-carpet” tour yesterday of the facilities in Charlotte. Who’s Steve Spinner, you may ask? He’s the man who pushed the DoE to ignore the advice of auditors and approve Solyndra’s $500 million-plus taxpayer-guaranteed loan:..... What happened when ABC trained their cameras on Spinner? He scurried out of the spotlight:.....
  • Top Solyndra pusher jumps up a bracket in Obama's reelection campaign bundling

    10/16/2011 12:39:27 PM PDT · by matthewreporter · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 14, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Obama administration Department of Energy loan programs adviser Steve Spinner jumped up a bracket in fundraising for the president’s re-election campaign. Spinner was the staffer inside Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s office who pushed and advocated on behalf of Solyndra. Spinner was ranked in the Obama campaign’s $250,000 to $500,000 bundling bracket in the second quarter, but third-quarter fundraising numbers released on Friday show he raised more than $500,000.
  • The Center for American Cronyism—and Saudi Progress?

    09/19/2011 7:56:19 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 4 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Monday September 19, 2011 | DANIEL HALPER
    The Los Angeles Times opened up a new front in the Solyndra scandal on Friday (and there are too many fronts to count at this point), reporting that Steve Spinner, another prominent Obama donor, served as a top official in the Energy Department program that made the half-billion dollar loan to the now bankrupt solar panel maker. In Spinner's defense, he did recuse himself from the decision to grant the loan—because his wife works at a law firm that represented Solyndra. Still, as the Times notes, these conflicts of interest did not prevent Spinner from spinning for Solyndra—without any disclosure...
  • Solyndra's Whorehouse Lender (Follow the Money)

    09/17/2011 12:01:02 PM PDT · by tomd2 · 98 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 9/17/2011 | Bruce Krasting
    If you want to find out what happened with Solyndra you have to follow the money. I did. The half billion dollars of taxpayer dough that is probably lost in Sol came from the Federal Financing Bank (“FFB”). It’s worth a look at this bank to see what else is going on. FFB is a bank that is owned and controlled by the US Treasury. The chairman of the Board is the TSec. (Tim Geithner). With the (big) exception of the Post Office all of the loans at FFB are guaranteed by government agencies. Technically speaking, FFB has no risks...
  • (Steve Spinner) Obama fundraiser linked to federal loan for failed solar company (Solyndra)

    09/17/2011 2:49:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 17, 2011 | Matea Gold and Stuart Pfeife
    WASHINGTON - The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Barack Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for investigations of a state tax break granted to the firm. Steve Spinner, who helped monitor the Energy Department’s issuance of $25 billion in government-backed loans to renewable energy projects, was one of Obama’s top fundraisers in 2008 and is raising money for the president’s 2012 re-election campaign. Spinner did not have any role in the selection of applicants...
  • Obama Fundraiser Llnked To Loan Program That Aided Solyndra

    09/16/2011 8:00:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 16, 2011 | Matea Gold and Stuart Pfeifer
    Obama Fundraiser Llnked To Loan Program That Aided Solyndra The revelation is likely to spur new inquiries about the solar company's political influence. Separately, California lawmakers seek investigation of a state tax break the firm received. By Matea Gold and Stuart Pfeifer September 17, 2011 The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for investigations of a state tax break granted to the firm. Steve Spinner, who helped monitor the...