"… nt and Budget Director Shaun Donovan. “The recent spate of terrorism in Iraq, Pakistan, and Kenya is a harrowing reminder of the importance of ensuring …"
"… ined $317,500 to politically active social welfare nonprofits, such as the American Energy Alliance, a pro-business think tank with ties to billionaire industrialists Charles …"
"… ntributed to nonprofits linked to gubernatorial inauguration activities in Delaware and Washington state, according to company documents. Paul Breazeale, the …"
"… tomers,” said Rick Hasen, an election law professor at the University of California, Irvine. “When customers can associate a store or company with a particu …"
"… another conservative-leaning beneficiary identified in corporate filings. California-based eBay Inc. paid ALEC $12,000 in 2012, while Google contributed an uns …"
"… undlers ahead of the 2012 election, including the leadership PAC of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Money well spent? According to FEC filings, Graham’ …"
"… ve projects. The money, records show, helped stalwarts Ford Motor Co. and Nissan North America transform factories to build fuel-efficient vehicles, and cutting-edge ups …"
"… the impoundment into the water supply.The groups filing the notice — the Environmental Integrity Project and Public Justice — praised the state Department of …"
"… l Integrity Project and Public Justice — praised the state Department of Environmental Protection’s action. But they say the settlement came after the agency …"
"… way to tackle this in a comprehensive way and not on a piecemeal basis,” Environmental Integrity Project lawyer Lisa Widawsky-Hallowell said. “It calls atten …"
"… . “It calls attention to the need for federal coal ash regulation.”The Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule to address the handling of c …"
"… pending $6.1 million to air the ad in eight battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio and Virginia.– Robert Farley …"
"… election. …"
"… pends on a lot of factors that are often beyond our control. Unrest in the Middle East can tighten global oil supply. Growing nations like China or India adding …"
"… our own energy."But such complaints don't hold up. The U.S. produced more oil in 2010 than it has since 2003, and all forms of energy production have in …"
"… years ago, before he was president."We've opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration," Obama bragged in recent, multiple speeches. "Right n …"
"… oration," Obama bragged in recent, multiple speeches. "Right now, American oil production is the highest it's been in eight years."Data collected by the …"
"… es are killing jobs and making us all poorer."Besides the upward trend for oil, more gas has been produced in each of Obama's three years in the White Ho …"
"… vernment finalized the loan, marking the ceremony with a groundbreaking in California and Vice President Joe Biden beamed in on a giant video monitor. Chu was o …"
"… al for months. In late August, the company shut the doors at its Fremont, California plant, fired workers and, shortly after, filed for bankruptcy. The federal …"
"… rs went from soliciting political contributions to working from within the Energy Department as it showered billions in taxpayer-backed stimulus money on alternative e …"
"… d $2.4 million in federal funds for legal fees related to the $535 million Energy Department loan guarantee to Solyndra, a solar company whose financial meltdown has p …"
"… ests to be interviewed. Representatives for Spinner, his wife, and for the Energy Department all told iWatch News and ABC News that Spinner and his wife took elab …"
"… irm’s work with companies that had applied for loans. Damien LaVera, an Energy Department spokesman, described Spinner as someone who had “no role” in evaluatin …"
"… en in the closing six months later.On March 10, 2009, an employee with the Office of Management and Budget sent a pointed missive: “This deal is NOT ready for prime time,” the O …"
"… te House officials monitored Solyndra's application and communicated with [Energy Department] and Office of Management and Budget officials during the course of their …"
"… by supporters of the president. Yet the administration, from Obama to his Energy Department, has very publicly praised the loan guarantee. In 2009, the Obama adminis …"
"… it would file for bankruptcy and laid off more than 1,100 workers. While Energy Department officials steadfastly vouched for Solyndra -- even after an earlier round …"
"… s not a viable business plan." Other flags have been raised about how the Energy Department pushed the deal forward. The Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News and …"
"… the company’s collapse is sure to rekindle questions about how well the Energy Department vetted the deal before putting taxpayer dollars on the table – and about …"
"… News first reported on questions about the Solyndra loan in May, after the Energy Department disclosed it was being forced to restructure its loan package for the comp …"
"… s. That shortcut drew the attention of government auditors, who feared the Energy Department was putting taxpayer dollars at risk as it rushed to announce Obama’s ma …"
"… hed to announce Obama’s maiden energy loan guarantee in March 2009. The Energy Department itself had boasted of its quick movement in handing Solyndra the highly so …"
"… million loan guarantee to California solar panel maker Solyndra Inc., the Office of Management and Budget concluded the financing was a greater risk to taxpayers than did DOE, iWat …"
"… ents with connections to state officials who are doling out the funds, the Energy Department’s inspector general found.In one case, West Virginia paid $25 …"
"… am’s own watchdog had warned at the outset that some of the money in the Energy Department’s weatherization program, part of the Obama administration’ …"
"… mes of disabled and poor people who were supposed to benefit the most, the Energy Department’s inspector general report found. “We found problems in the …"
"… isks of fraud, waste and abuse, remain at unacceptable levels.”While the Energy Department’s inspector general has examined only a handful of states, it …"
"… d system often allow companies to underpay.An easy target for both parties?Frank Rusco, a director of GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team, told iWatch …"
"… federal lands and waters. …"
"… d a company whose prime financial backers include Oklahoma oil billionaire George Kaiser, a “bundler” of campaign donations. Kaiser raised at least $50,000 for …"
"… that ranked among the top 50 were James Hackett of Anadarko Petroleum and James Mulva of ConocoPhillips, at $18.8 million and $17.9 million, respectively. CEOs …"
"… n for government auditors.The author of the GAO’s recent energy reports, Frank Rusco, said in an interview that Energy Department officials used an opaque proc …"