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Solyndra

May 31, 2012 — Upstaged by Donald Trump's "birther" jag, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's message week marred by missteps, bad timing, big news
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Jan 19, 2012 — The spot isn't just a defense of the president's energy policy, including loan guarantees to green energy companies like the failed Solyndra. It's also a defense of his ethics.
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Nov 17, 2011 — The Obama administration's point man on energy issues is on Capitol Hill to defend the $528 million in federal loans made to the now-bankrupt solar energy company.
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Oct 3, 2011 — Democrats say the messages show the decision to give the solar tech firm a $535 million loan and to have President Obama visit its plant were merit-based, not political. Republicans say many more questions need to be answered.
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Sep 29, 2011 — It obviously seemed like a good idea at the time to some Obama administration officials to have a major fundraiser for the president working inside the Energy Department to supervise the career employees who reviewed the applications for federally backed green-energy loans. In hindsight, however, that may seem like a case of borrowing trouble.
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Sep 16, 2011 — ENTER TEASER
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Sep 16, 2011 — Members of Congress continue to raise questions about the $535 million in federal loans given to the company. Solyndra collapsed this summer.
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Sep 14, 2011 — Washington Post reporters obtained emails that suggest that White House officials did push the Office of Management and Budget harder than OMB officials would've liked to speedily review Solyndra's application to keep on schedule an official groundbreaking event featuring Vice President Biden.
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Sep 14, 2011 — Solyndra got $535 million from the government. It has since failed. The Washington Post says White House officials asked repeatedly how soon its loan would be OK'd. The White House says it expressed "active interest," but didn't pressure reviewers.
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Sep 1, 2011 — Just a little more than a year ago, President Obama was in Fremont, Calif., to tout the jobs created by a solar cell manufacturing company called Solyndra and federal loans that helped. On Wednesday, the company said it's filing for bankruptcy.
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