Stimulus-Backed Green Energy Company ECOtality May Declare Bankruptcy

DOE suspends stimulus payments after company’s SEC filings

Lachlan Markay The Washington Free Beacon 8/12/2013

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has suspended stimulus payments to a major green energy company after the company said it is having trouble finding financing and may have to declare bankruptcy.

ECOtality admitted that possibility in a filing with […]

Government may have leaked billion dollar Medicare decision

Ariel Cohen The Daily Caller 6/10/2013

At least 436 employees of the Department of Health and Human Services received advance word of an upcoming Medicare decision, and now federal investigators are looking into whether they tipped off Wall Street investors.

A review of emails by Republican Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa found that hundreds […]

Hey Paul Ryan haters, your congressional insider trader suspect actually is Sheldon Whitehouse

William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection 8/13/2012

Paul Ryan falsely was accused today by left-wing bloggers, most notably Matthew Yglesias (formerly of Think Progress now of Slate), of insider trading based on confidential information provided by the Treasury Secretary to Congress on September 18, 2008.

That day, Ryan traded Citigroup stock.

The accusation fell apart when […]

Rajat Gupta Convicted of Insider Trading

Peter Lattman and Azam Ahmed DealBook 6/15/2012

Rajat K. Gupta, the retired head of the consulting firm McKinsey & Company and a former Goldman Sachs board member, was found guilty on Friday of conspiracy and securities fraud for leaking boardroom secrets to a billionaire hedge fund manager.

He is the most prominent corporate executive convicted […]

Dem senator: Humans causing climate change, saying otherwise is ‘bogus’

Pete Kasperowicz The Hill 6/14/2012

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) declared on the Senate floor Thursday that the debate over whether humans are causing climate change is over, and that it has been shown conclusively that human activity is leading to global warming.

“People say there are questions about the theory,” he said. “No, there are […]

George Soros Helped Craft Stimulus Then Invested in Companies Benefiting

Wynton Hall Big Government 11/21/2011

Billionaire George Soros gave advice and direction on how President Obama should allocate so-called “stimulus” money in a series of regular private meetings and consultations with White House senior advisers even as Soros was making investments in areas affected by the stimulus program.

It’s just one more revelation featured in […]