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- John McCain laments: Obama’s ‘self-pity … is really kind of sad’
- GOP offer to fix VA gives $10 billion in emergency funds
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Topic - Daniel Akerson
The apparent safety woes of the much-touted, all-electric Chevrolet Volt touched off a firestorm on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning, as House Republicans charged that the Obama administration conspired with General Motors Co. to conceal those risks from consumers while pushing the vehicle as part of the "green" future.
General Motors Co. CEO Ed Whitacre said Thursday he's stepping down Sept. 1.
FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, General Motors chairman and CEO Daniel Akerson speaks at the IHS CERAWEEK energy conference in Houston.
"This announcement is an important step in bringing closure to the successful auto industry rescue," GM CEO Daniel Akerson said in a statement. "It further removes the perception of government ownership of GM among customers, and it demonstrates confidence in GM's progress and our future."