Emails: Energy Dept. Asked Solyndra to Postpone Layoff Notice Until After Election

Emails released by Congressional investigators Tuesday suggest that the Obama administration asked solar firm Solyndra, the flagship of its green energy program, to postpone the announcement of job layoffs till after the 2010 midterm elections. The House Energy and Commerce Committee's oversight subcommittee has been investigating the federal government's $535 million loan to Solyndra, which was backed by a major Obama fundraiser, to determine whether politics played any role in how the loan...Full Story
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