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Read Solyndra’s June Presentation to Congress Members: “Exceeding Expectations: Solyndra Today”

September 23, 2011 | 11:42 am

Read Solyndra’s June Presentation to Congress Members: “Exceeding Expectations: Solyndra Today”

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Republicans on the House Energy & Commerce Committee have put up a memo that was part of a rosy presentation (pdf) to members of Congress by Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison on June 22, less than two months before the solar-panel manufacturing company declared bankruptcy and shuttered its factory. The title? “Exceeding Expectations: Solyndra Today.” It […]

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Video Replay: House Solyndra Hearing

September 15, 2011 | 3:14 pm

Video Replay: House Solyndra Hearing

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I guess with employees no longer on the premises, no one is available to update this company timeline from the Solyndra web site, which includes entries like:

2008 – Commenced commercial solar panel shipments. Opened office in Germany
2009 – Reached $100 million in annual revenues

with something like…

2011 – Went belly-up, thus creating an opening for Republicans to attack, in ascending order, the company, the Dept of Energy program from which said company received a loan guarantee, the stimulus bill that spawned said program, and the President of the United States that pushed said stimulus bill.

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March 10, 2011 | 12:31 pm

Video: House Hearings on ‘Radicalization in the American Muslim Community’

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Here’s Part 1 and Part 2 of today’s House Hearings on “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response.”

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January 19, 2011 | 3:24 pm

House Votes to Repeal Health Care Law

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From NPR and wires: The new Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday 245-189 to repeal the historic health care overhaul legislation signed last March by President Obama, but the measure appears destined to prove largely symbolic. Top Democrats in the Senate, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, who characterized the House action as “partisan grandstanding,” say they will […]

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December 17, 2010 | 2:20 pm

Tax Cut Bill: How Did Your Rep Vote?

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So. It is done. President Obama’s Grand Compromise that ain’t so grand, according to many liberals, is now the law of the land. This afternoon, Obama signed the $858 billion bill, which extends for two years the Bush-era tax cuts for poor, rich, and super-rich alike. The legislation also provides for a 13-month extension of […]

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December 16, 2010 | 2:13 pm

Nancy Pelosi’s Comments After Passing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal

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The days of Democratic agenda-setting are dwindling to a precious few, but yesterday Nancy Pelosi and team were decidedly in the House, muscling through a repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Now — as usual — it’s up to the crazy-rules Senate, where Sen. Joe Lieberman says he has the 60 votes necessary for passage. […]

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House Votes to Repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; Snowe Commits in Senate

December 15, 2010 | 2:42 pm

House Votes to Repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; Snowe Commits in Senate

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Two Don’t Ask Don’t Tell developments today: The House has voted to repeal the military policy, which bans gays and lesbians from openly serving. And GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe announced that she would support repeal. Talking Points Memo calculates that supporters of doing away with the ban are now within one vote of success in […]

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December 8, 2010 | 3:01 pm

Bay Area Delegation Not On Board With Obama’s Tax Deal; Jackie Speier Interview

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Liberal activists and voters, as noted in this blog post by Joe Garoli of the Chronicle and this blog post by Foon Rhee of The Sacramento Bee, do not like President Obama’s deal with Republicans to extend the Bush-era tax cuts. The Bay Area congressional contingent appears similarly disinclined to go along with the deal, […]

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