Obama Decries the ‘Connected’ While His Government Hands Robert Kennedy Jr’s Company $1.4 Billion

Bryan Preston Tatler PJ Media 11/16/2011

While in Hawaii this week, President Obama said this amid his confusion over thinking that he was actually in Asia. Asia, middle of the Pacific, whatever:

When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking, whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia, uh….the kind of fundamental reforms and changes, […]

White House counsel says GOP’s subpoena is ‘unprecedented’

Andrew Restuccia E2-Wire The Hill 11/4/2011

The White House blasted House Republicans Friday for subpoenaing internal documents related to the $535 million Solyndra loan guarantee, calling the move “unprecedented and unnecessary.”

White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler said the subpoena is an effort by Republicans to score political points in their ongoing investigation into the loan […]

DOE IG: 100+ stimulus-related criminal probes

Darius Dixon Politico 11/2/2011

The Energy Department’s inspector general has launched more than 100 criminal investigations related to 2009 economic stimulus spending.

In written testimony prepared for delivery to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, Inspector General Gregory Friedman said the investigations have involved “various schemes, including the submission of false information, claims […]

Biden To Reporter: ‘Don’t Screw Around With Me’

Rob Port Say Anything 10/19/2011

Granted, the reporter is Jason Mattera whose ambush style is admittedly pretty provocative, but I think he asks an honest question here. Is it really appropriate to make the debate over the President’s jobs bill (which couldn’t even pass the Democrat Senate) a “you’re with us or the rapists” moment?


Here’s the Real Reason Why Occupy Wall Street Protesters aren’t Getting Kicked Out of Zuccotti Park

Robert Johnson Business Insider 10/11/2011

Coming on the heels of the Solyndra debacle, the Obama administration has just approved a $168.9 million loan guarantee for the Granite Reliable wind farm project owned by Brookfield Asset Management (BAM).

Among its many holdings BAM owns Brookfield Renewable Power, which owns the Granite Reliable and it also owns […]

US House Fails to Pass Temporary Funding Bill

Kate Bommarito Plains Daily 9/21/2011

This afternoon, the US House failed to pass a temporary spending bill that would have authorized the government to continue operating past September 30, when fiscal year 2011 and the current temporary budget end.

The move came as a surprise to GOP House leadership, who claimed just yesterday evening that […]