(ABC News) — An elite Obama fundraiser hired to help oversee the administration’s energy loan program pushed and prodded career Department of Energy officials to move faster in approving a loan guarantee for Solyndra, even as his wife’s law firm was representing the California solar company, according to internal emails made public late Friday.
“How hard is this? What is he waiting for?” wrote Steven J. Spinner, a high-tech consultant and energy investor who raised at least $500,000 for the candidate before being appointed to a key job helping oversee the energy loan guarantee program. “I have OVP [the Office of the Vice President] and WH [the White House] breathing down my neck on this.”
The $535 million loan to Solyndra was ultimately approved in 2009 and for months was touted by President Obama as a model of his efforts to create new jobs in the emerging field of clean energy. But in late August, the company abruptly shut its doors and days later declared it was filing for bankruptcy. Now the loan is the subject of multiple investigations, by Congress and by the Department of Justice.
In one of the new emails shared with ABC News and other news outlets Friday, the White House appears to be bracing for the political fallout — one high ranking energy official in the White House warns shortly before Solyndra’s bankruptcy, on Aug. 26, that what’s coming is a “s___ show” and “a mess.” (read more)
h/t to Last Refuge
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Nancy Pelosi: Occupy Wall Street is “young”, “spontaneous”, “focused”
One out of three isn’t bad. Young? Yup. But spontaneous and focused? Uh, no and NO. Pelosi pandered to the OWS crowd declaring ‘God Bless’ the protesters. Glenn would refute Pelosi’s assessment of the situation – but he doesn’t have to. Check out this amazing audio interview of one of the OWS leaders – she nukes Pelosi all on her own. WATCH.
Stu destroys Jon Stewart: Slams comedian/wannabe politician’s latest lazy attempt at a political point — check out the Stu Blog HERE.
I am the 53%: An actual grassroots counter protest growing. Are you part of the 53%? Find out HERE.
What are ‘Google Jews’??
Despite media glorification of the OWS protests, the people on the ground are revealing a lot about who they are and what they are all about. Glenn has the audio of the protesters who obviously aren’t too fond of America (they say ‘America kills’) but also aren’t that fond of the Jewish people. Check out this OWS protester and the latest anti-Semitic protester who warned of ‘Google Jews’ and their power. MORE.
Stunning Video: Montage of politician after politician calling for Marxist policies in America. Watch & share!!
Even conservative schools indoctrinate?
Thought your kid was safe from indoctrination going to a notoriously conservative school? As Glenn Beck Program co-host Pat Gray found out, that’s not always the case. Pat tells the story on radio today about how one of his kids at a supposedly conservative school began showing signs that leftists were beginning to have a little too much influence. What did Pat do? Find out HERE.
Glenn interviews star of the movie ‘Courageous’
A few years ago, Sherwood Baptist Church decided to spend $20,000 to make a movie about faith and life. The results have been nothing short of miraculous. You may remember the films Facing the Giants and Fireproof – both were major box office successes in their own right. They are at it again and are on track to have their biggest hit yet with Courageous which (despite limited theater release) finished 5th overall at the Box Office. Glenn speaks with star of the film and associate pastor at Sherwood, Alex Kendrick. Check out the interview HERE.
ICYMI: The Truth about the Muslim Brotherhood
Last night Glenn laid out the history of the Muslim Brotherhood, their agenda, and showed you their own words. What is it they want to accomplish? Should the White House be meeting with this group? Are they merely a ‘secular’ and ‘political’ group like the White House says? Glenn answers those questions and more — Check out a FREE clip from the show HERE. The full episode is available on demand at GBTV.
Doomed: Post Office solution? More junk mail
If anyone wasn’t sure why the Post Office is losing $8 billion a year, their latest solution should give some indication why they are floundering. Facing massive and increasing deficits the genius thinkers at the Post Office have come up with a solution. The future of their business will now depend on — more junk mail. Yup, not making it up – that’s the new plan. More junk. Get the FULL STORY.
Vandals hit Joseph’s tomb: The Blaze has the story of how vandals have hit the site of Joseph’s tomb in Israel — hmmm, wonder who could be the culprit? STORY
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