Energy Department Altered Loan-Related Releases

Someone affiliated with the Department of Energy has been going back to make changes to press releases posted on the Internet weeks and months ago, CNBC has found.



Solyndra beats back federal takeover, but not Justice concerns

Solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC defeated a proposed government takeover bid on Monday, but the attempt underscored the depth of concerns in recent weeks at the Justice Department about the roles played by the bankrupt company’s top financial officer and its board of directors.


Former Energy Dept. adviser who pushed Solyndra loan raises $500,000 for Obama re-election

A former Energy Department adviser who pushed for a California solar company to receive a half-billion federal loan has raised more than $500,000 for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.

New campaign finance records show that Steve Spinner, a former sport fitness executive who helped monitor a clean energy loan guarantee program, raised more than $500,000 for Obama as of Sept. 30.


Solyndra ties show in Obama 3Q haul

Two Obama fundraisers involved in the controversy surrounding embattled energy company Solyndra ramped up their efforts on behalf of the president’s campaign in late summer, according to the campaign’s voluntary disclosure of its bundler list, released late Friday.


White House won’t turn over Obama’s BlackBerry messages on Solyndra

President Barack Obama won’t be sharing his BlackBerry messages with House investigators seeking communications about Solyndra, the White House told Hill Republicans on Friday.


Obama fundraiser took interest in Solyndra loan despite wife’s involvement with company

An Energy Department adviser and former fundraiser for President Barack Obama pushed for a California solar company to receive a half-billion federal loan, despite pledging to recuse himself because his wife’s law firm represented the company, newly released emails show.

The emails show that Steve Spinner, a former Obama fundraiser who helped monitor a clean energy loan guarantee program, was more actively involved in a loan for Solyndra LLC than administration officials have acknowledged.


Conservative Reporter Threatened by Rahm Supporters over Solyndra (VIDEO)

In his tome, Chicago: City on the Make, Nelson Algren describes a city with a history chock full of hustlers and corrupt politicians. It is considered the definitive “prose portrait” of the City by the Lake.