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September 14th, 2011
07:45 PM ET

Did White House push for risky loan?

CNN's John King asks Rep. Fred Upton about a loan to a solar firm whose bankruptcy could cost taxpayers $535 million.

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  1. Steve Norris

    Why is it that u allow guest commutators to spew there talking points (which are FALSE) without any challenge from u? The specific comment on 9/14/11made by the gentleman arguing with Paul Begala late in the program was "the stimulus bill didn't work". When in fact in the last 2 quarters of 2008 the economy growth was -3.8 and -8.9 % and in the 1st quarter of 2009 (after the stimulus was passed) the economy grew at + 1.9% and up to 2.9 million jobs were saved or created. SOURSE: CBO In my book that looks like it worked.

    September 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  2. Jon

    When will someone in the press challenge the President and his cheerleaders when they say that George W Bush and Republican policies drove the economy into the ditch and turned Wall Street in a gambling casino? I think the American people are starting to understand that it was big government programs like Fannie and Freddie that used $2.5B a year of taxpayer money to lobby the housing industry, banks and Congress to radically change mortgage and lending rules, which started in the early 90s and continued until 2007. The President’s poll numbers will keep going down if he keeps blaming others. Popular books like Reckless Endangerment are exposing the real cause of the financial meltdown. People want their President to lead and not blame others; they also want the press to challenge politicians and their spin doctors regarding assumed truths.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:42 am |
  3. jon schuler

    I wish Sheriff Joe were attorney general instead of Holder, he would straighten out the mess we've gotten in.

    September 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  4. Maria

    When emails are redacted under a Freedom of Information Act request (known as FOIA) the indicated marks "(b)(6)" and "(b)(4)" are not a secret code. They are references to sections of the FOIA itself so that you can see why the information was redacted. Section (b)(6) refers to private personal information that would constitute an invasion of privacy to release such as direct phone numbers, home addresses, and names of individuals not directly related to the matter. For example, if an email was fowarded by someone's administrative assistant, you would redact his or her name since they are simply forwarding a message. You can find these "codes" under 5 USC 552

    September 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  5. Bob

    Mr. King

    Your main stories the past couple of evenings I have found somewhat offensive. You've been connecting dots where in some cases the dots haven't appeared. Allowing the presidents enemies on to make accusations, yes they are accusations at this point is very misleading and troubling.

    I have an idea for you – next time Mr. Cheney drops by CNN why don't you sit him down and ask him about Haliburtons role in Iraq and Afganistan? He was a senior executive with that company. Do you think maybe he and his company profited directly from the wars? Why jump to conclusions with President Obama and ignore outright corruption that staring you in the face?

    Please wait until these processes are over before coming to conclusions – and just inviting people that will gain politically to toss out accusations is not reporting – it's what Fox News does.

    Thank you

    September 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
  6. Ann Schneider

    The real problem behind the bankruptcy is dumping of solar panels on the US market by China. How can our ...US companies survive when countries like China heavily subsidize their manufacturing, devalue their money so they can capture US markets and drive US companies out of business.

    The story is unfair trade practices. But of course John King and company aren't talking about that as open 'free" trade is a huge republican holy grail.

    We blindly went along with free trade and globalization sacrificing our manufacturing capacity and our middle class.

    Stop bashing Obama and start doing some research on the real problem, unfair business practices.

    But of course the " no unquote' liberal media, owned even in CNN's case by the wealthy don't want to research and find the truth.
    CNN I am almost to the point of shutting you off entirely. If I want to hear the news you are reporting I'll tune in to FOX. You are almost as bad!!!

    September 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm |