Two DOE electric car loans, two different paths

By Ronnie Greene

As Fisker Automotive struggles to stay afloat, Tesla Motors pays off its Energy Department loan.

FACT CHECK: Green stimulus sending jobs overseas?

By FactCheck.Org

Conservative advocacy ad avoids the facts about Obama administration investments into sustainable energy.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Future Fund":

"… of times in the past, most recently in an ad from the American Future Fund. Both the American Future Fund and Americans for Prosperity ads cite a Sep …"

"… t recently in an ad from the American Future Fund. Both the American Future Fund and Americans for Prosperity ads cite a Sept. 9, 2010, story in …"

Obama rainmakers enjoy White House invites, appointments and contracts

By Fred Schulte and Aaron Mehta

Dozens of the president's top fundraisers enjoy White House invites, administration appointments and government contracts

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… eward their most loyal fundraisers. It would make no sense.” …"

Republicans call for probe of Obama’s green car program

By Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Ronnie Greene

Representative calls for further investigation into Energy Dept. loans to electric car companies

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arnold Schwarzenegger":

"… ts high-priced Roadster to a niche market that includes George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But company executives told ABC News that its future depends on the succe …"

Energy's risky $1 billion bet on two politically-connected electric car builders

By Ronnie Greene, Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross

Two politically connected firms get $1 billion in federal loans to build electric cars

Excerpts from this story referencing "Vice President":

"… esigned. …"

"… backed by a powerhouse venture capital firm whose partners include former Vice President Al Gore and a campaign donor to President Obama. The other is Tesla Motors …"

"… not made available but his office issued a statement: “The Office of the Vice President did not encourage the Department of Energy to choose any particular compan …"

"… tiveness. Doerr has not replied to interview requests since March. Former Vice President Al Gore is another Kleiner Perkins senior partner. Gore could not be reach …"

FACT CHECK: Did Rep. Darrell Issa run 'political interference?'

By FactCheck.Org

Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace suggests Rep. Issa may have advocated for a Solyndra-like green company

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington Post":

"… rg News wrote that Issa urged approval of the loan, and the Washington Post published a copy of the letter. Issa, Jan. 14, 2010: I wr …"

Green bundler with the golden touch

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Investor Steve Westly straddles the worlds of venture capital, presidential fundraising and government advising

Excerpts from this story referencing "Progressive Policy Institute":

"… tunity,” Westly wrote in a piece he co-authored in November 2007 for the Progressive Policy Institute, a think tank affiliated with the Democratic Leadership Council. In March …"

Energy Department 'bet' on Fisker Automotive ends in bankruptcy

By Ronnie Greene

An Energy Department program meant to spur development of electric cars faces another setback with Fisker Chapter 11 filing.

Energy Department auto loan program sputters

By Ronnie Greene

A $25 billion Department of Energy loan program has not closed a loan in two years amid the specter of Solyndra.

Another green energy company stumbles: Fisker announces layoffs

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Electric car maker Fisker lays off workers, while asking the federal government for continued support

Excerpts from this story referencing "Henrik Fisker":

"… n let go from the Delaware factory where renowned automotive engineer Henrik Fisker promised to one day begin producing affordable electric sedans. A Delaware …"

"… f taxpayers should worry about the half-billion dollar federal investment, Henrik Fisker was emphatic: "No, I don't think they need to worry about it." Could Fiske …"

Obama Administration defends Fisker cars from Solyndra comparison

By Matthew Mosk

Both Obama Administration and Finnish car company distance themselves from comparison to failed energy project Solyndra

Federal fleet numbers in question again; first limos, now electric carts

By Joe Eaton

GSA calculates NASA electric cart cost at $29 per mile; NASA says $4.60

Bush's new Chief of Staff once fought for polluters

By Brenda R. Mayrack

WASHINGTON, February 2, 2001 — As their top lobbyist, Andrew H. Card Jr. led a $25 million lobbying campaign on behalf of the "Big Three" U.

Excerpts from this story referencing "policy adviser":

"… t and extends the president’s reach.” The chief of staff does act as a policy adviser to the president, according to Sullivan, but “a good chief of staff will …"