President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission dropped out after opposition from Republicans and a key Democrat concerned he would support renewable energy at the expense of coal all but doomed his nomination.
Just weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama summoned about 20 senior administration officials to the White House’s Roosevelt Room for an hour-long meeting on the implementation of his health-care law.
Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, broke a law that restricts political activity by government employees when she called for President Barack Obama’s re-election in a February speech, government lawyers found.
An FBI raid on Solyndra Inc., a solar-panel maker that failed after receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Energy Department, may signal the escalation of a probe into the Obama administration’s clean- energy program.
House Speaker John Boehner is accusing the White House of deciding to “conceal” a Justice Department opinion that contradicts President Barack Obama’s argument that the U.S. mission in Libya doesn’t need congressional authorization to continue.
The White House agreed to let four officials speak with congressional investigators about Solyndra LLC’s $535 million U.S. loan guarantee, averting a Republican attempt to compel their testimony by subpoena.