Obama rewards big bundlers with jobs, commissions, stimulus money, government contracts, and more

Obama administration has rewarded "bundlers" with jobs, appointments, government contracts

Bundlers on the inside

By Ronnie Greene, Matthew Mosk and Ronnie Greene

Top Obama fundraisers at Energy Department included an overseer of stimulus billions.

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.

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.

Solyndra loan guarantee 'a bad bet from the beginning,' GOP report says

By Alice Su

The Department of Energy knew a $535 million loan guarantee to the failed solar-panel maker was risky, a House report says.

Treasury Department review of Solyndra loan was rushed, report says

By Chris Hamby

Energy Department didn't involve Treasury Department until loan to now-bankrupt company was largely finalized, report says

Department of Energy knew of Solyndra risks, former FBI agent finds

By Ronnie Greene

Department of Energy knew the risks of backing Solyndra Inc. with a half-billion dollar loan, a former FBI agent found.

FCC sends wireless broadband firm LightSquared back to square one

By Corbin Hiar and Fred Schulte

Well-connected wireless broadband firm suffers severe setback

DOE needs better risk management

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

In light of loans to companies like Solyndra, DOE needs better risk management of companies receving loans

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

Corzine gave $5 million to help candidates win office; now he's being grilled by Congress

By Aaron Mehta and Sandy Johnson

Once a member of Congress, Corzine now grilled by lawmakers on MF Global

Half of GOP’s biggest bundlers still haven’t picked a presidential candidate to back

By Fred Schulte and Peter H. Stone

Why are so many GOP mega bundlers sitting on the sidelines?

Chu denies 'undue political influence' in Solyndra loan

By Matthew Mosk

Energy Secretary Steven Chu tells Congress he is surprised and dismayed by suggestions of undue influence behind Solyndra loan

Energy Dept. offered to put private investors ahead of taxpayers if Solyndra went bankrupt

By Ronnie Greene

Email trail shows Energy Department offered to put investors first if Solyndra collapsed

Emails show Energy Dept. sought to hide Solyndra layoffs until after 2010 elections

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Energy Department pressed Solyndra to delay layoffs until after pivotal 2010 election

Former Obama aide predicted Solyndra scandal — and urged Chu's ouster

By Matthew Mosk and Ronnie Greene

Former Obama campaign staffer considered Chu 'too associated' with Silicon Valley business elite

Nixon to grand jury: $100,000 cash contributions and rewarding donors with ambassadorships

By John Aloysius Farrell

Nixon's description of campaign largesse in the Watergate era echoes today's environment

Obama donor weighed asking White House to save Solyndra, emails say

By Matthew Mosk

Emails from Obama bundler George Kaiser show he contemplated pulling government's strings to save solar firm

Grassley puts hold on FCC nominees in tiff over LightSquared

By Fred Schulte

Senator holds up nominees until FCC answers questions about LightSquared

House committee votes to subpoena White House over Solyndra loan

By Corbin Hiar, Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

A House committee voted Thursday along party lines to subpoena President Obama's inner circle for Solyndra correspondence

Few stimulus-financed energy projects were ‘shovel ready’

By Alexandra Duszak

Inspector general scrutinizes federal spending throughout Energy Department

Obama bundler Jon Corzine's financial firm hits the skids in bankruptcy

By Aaron Mehta

Jon Corzine, Obama's conduit to Wall Street, loses midas touch with new firm

GOP to subpoena White House over Solyndra

By Corbin Hiar

Administration seeks audit of Energy Department loans while GOP threatens to subpoena the president

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

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

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

Solyndra investor's foundation status called into question

By Amy Biegelsen

Senator questions tax status of George Kaiser's foundation

Obama campaign reports more than 350 big bundlers, including Solyndra figures

By Aaron Mehta

41 bundlers round up $500,000 each for Obama's re-election

Energy Dept. ignored warnings on Solyndra, say treasury emails

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Officials say DOE was warned about refinancing of loan to solar firm Solyndra

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