A cutting-edge battery maker that received millions from taxpayers has become the latest government-backed energy firm to file for bankruptcy – reviving the controversy over how stimulus dollars were spent under the last administration.
A Democrat who sits on the Federal Election Commission says partisan gridlock and dysfunction led her to resign before her term expires. Ann Ravel’s early exit gives President Donald Trump the opportunity to “drain the swamp” and shake up the campaign finance system.
President Obama expelled 35 Russian intelligence officials and imposed sanctions as part of a “necessary and appropriate response” to Russia’s alleged interference in November’s elections. But experts question whether it is strong enough to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The national Democratic Party may be wounded, but in the states it’s on life support.
The Obama administration is facing new questions on Capitol Hill over its commitment to religious freedom posts, after the State Department — in defiance of Congress — appeared to downgrade a diplomatic position created to help persecuted minorities.
Even as the Obama administration announces another $120 million in grants to boost solar energy, new reports indicate a centerpiece of the administration’s green-energy effort is actually a carbon polluter.