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  • **FILE** President Obama, accompanied by Solyndra CEO Chris Gronet, looks at a solar panel during a May 26, 2010, tour of Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, in Fremont, Calif. (Associated Press)

    White House advised early Solyndra's light was going dim

    A top White House adviser received clear notice that solar panel maker Solyndra Inc. faced a "severe liquidity crisis" even before a controversial restructuring allowing investors to recoup money from the now-bankrupt company before taxpayers, documents released Thursday show.

  • Inside Politics

    The top GOP aide to a House committee investigating Solyndra Inc. once worked for a lobbying firm that helped the now-bankrupt solar-panel company apply for a half-billion-dollar federal loan.

  • Interior Secretary Ken Salazar gestures during an interview with the Associated Press on Sept. 21, 2011, in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Salazar says solar push to continue

    The Obama administration will continue its push for solar energy despite growing controversy over a $528 million loan to a now-bankrupt California solar panel maker, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday.

  • Former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld stands to earn $825 an hour as special counsel to the bankrupt solar-panel maker, if a bankruptcy court judge agrees.

    FBI-targeted solar company Solyndra to put shine on law firm's wallet

    U.S. taxpayers risk losing more than a half-billion dollars from the collapse of solar-panel maker Solyndra Inc., but former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld and his associates stand to earn a windfall in fees representing the bankrupt company in coming months.

  • ** FILE ** Jonathan Silver (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    House probing $528M loan to failed solar company

    The Obama administration's eagerness to deliver economic stimulus may have influenced a federal review of a loan to a now-bankrupt solar panel manufacturer, a move that may have left taxpayers on the hook for a $528 million debt, House Republicans said Wednesday.

  • Inside Politics

    Vanquished Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty endorsed Mitt Romney on Monday, calling the former Massachusetts governor the candidate who "possesses the unique qualifications to confront our severe economic predicament."

  • President Obama greets Hector Sealey (center), safety director for Ft. Myer Construction Corporation, and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (right) after speaking at the White House on Aug. 31, 2011, to urge Congress to pass a federal highway bill. (Associated Press)

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  • President Obama speaks at Solyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif., on Wednesday, after touring the facility that manufactures solar panels. He will speak to reporters on Thursday. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obama's solar stimulus snafu

    President Obama made a high-profile visit in May 2010 to Solyndra Inc., a solar-panel manufacturing plant in Fremont, Calif. The company received $535 million in loans from the Energy Department and was a centerpiece of the Obama administration's economic stimulus effort. "Companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future," Mr. Obama chirped. On Wednesday, Solyndra closed its corporate headquarters, announced that it's filing for bankruptcy and laying off 1,100 workers.

  • Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Obama stimulates Jakarta

    President Obama now claims there's only $2 billion he can cut out of this year's $3.6 trillion in federal outlays. He's not looking very hard. The administration's trillion-dollar "stimulus" spending spree spread millions in U.S. taxpayer dollars around places like the president's boyhood home, Indonesia. Money that stayed within the country often wound up in the hands of debt-riddled, fly-by-night firms. This week, the White House continued to stonewall attempts to get to the bottom of where our money has been going.

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