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  • Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaks Aug. 14, 2012, during a campaign event at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

    Ryan called stimulus wasteful, then sought funds

    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has been one of the harshest critics of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan. But months after Congress approved the nearly $800 billion package, the Wisconsin lawmaker was trying to steer money under the program to companies in his home state.


  • Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (right) and Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, announce construction of a hybrid geothermal/solar power plant in Nevada last summer. (Associated Press)

    Lights go dim on another energy project

    A geothermal energy company with a $98.5 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration for an alternative energy project in Nevada — which received hearty endorsements from Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — faces financial problems, and the company's auditors have questioned whether it can stay in business.


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    HANSON: Cabinet gone wild

    We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations - Earl Butz, John Mitchell and James G. Watt come to mind - but never anything quite like the present bunch.


  • Illustration by M. Ryder

    DUNCAN: Plugging into American energy

    As the national average price for a gallon of gas creeps toward $4, millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet.


  • The headquarters of Solyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif., are shown in May 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Treasury oversight of Solyndra loan was cut short

    The Treasury Department's oversight role of a half-billion-dollar federal loan guarantee to Solyndra LLC was not sufficiently defined, the consultation that did occur was "rushed" and no records were kept as to how Treasury's serious concerns with the loan were addressed, a report says.


  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    KELLY: Recycling renewable-energy rhetoric

    At a congressional hearing Tuesday on Department of Energy green-energy programs, Secretary Steven Chu said, "I am not an expert on oil reserves."


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    Energy department probes delay of layoff news at Solyndra

    The Energy Department's Office of Inspector General is investigating who pushed to delay bad news about federally backed Solyndra LLC until after the November 2010 midterm elections.


  • ** FILE ** Energy Secretary Steven Chu (AP photo)

    Chu: Energy-loan process improving since Solyndra

    Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu sought to assure lawmakers Tuesday of improvements in a loan program that became the focal point of criticism after the failure of solar company Solyndra LLC two years after it won a half-billion dollars in federal loan guarantees


  • Illustration: Chu panel by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    GRIFFITH: Solyndra:Steven Chu's bad bet

    "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away and know when to run."


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