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The White House refuses to turn over documents House Republicans have subpoenaed related to bankrupt solar firm Solyndra, saying the "partisan" and "unnecessary" request would put an "unreasonable burden on the president's ability to meet his constitutional duties."
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  • 7footMoose
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    Let's see if The Supremes agree.
    4 Nov 2011, 05:47 PM Reply Like
  • jmjjmj1
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    How about congress gets something real done...
    4 Nov 2011, 05:50 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    How about the WH just comply with the requests to produce the stupid emails and other correspondence. If the Pres or his wife avoids taking one of their trips, they can hire a bunch of temp employees to handle the response, and there will be about $3 million left over.
    4 Nov 2011, 05:52 PM Reply Like
  • megaballs
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    Nixonian from the perpetually politically tin-eared BO Administration...too busy being President to turn over docs...that's a good plan...just how many solar companies have we quietly guaranteed loans for anyway, Mr President? Oh, 'pass the bill and then we can find out what's in it' again huh?
    4 Nov 2011, 05:52 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    Last number I heard was something like 20 or 30 and to the tune of $38 billion in guarantees - even to one of his green jobs advisors.
    4 Nov 2011, 05:55 PM Reply Like
  • Ian Bezek
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    "unreasonable burden on the president's ability to meet his constitutional duties."

     

    How would turning over the papers affect Obama's ability to get a sufficient number of rounds at the links in?
    4 Nov 2011, 05:53 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    It would not slow his golf game down....but when adding the requirements of basketball....then it could impinge on his requirement to maintain his constitutional physicality.
    4 Nov 2011, 05:54 PM Reply Like
  • 7footMoose
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    Has anyone considered that this IS part of his constitutional responsibility?
    4 Nov 2011, 05:55 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    @7ft - and has anyone considered that a "loan guarantee" to private industry is NOT part of his constitutional responsiblilty.
    4 Nov 2011, 05:57 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Of course the MSM will jump all over this....its obvious he is guilty ...why hide things...like his personal history...and this....He is so protected by the press...but someday.They will turn on him....and he will be shown the light of day as to what he was and is...
    4 Nov 2011, 05:57 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    If there's one thing I enjoy in this world, it's hypocrisy, on both sides of the aisle. This episode is so thick with hypocrisy, I'll be licking it off my fingers for days.

     

    Anybody remember the reversed positions when the Dems were demanding the notes from Cheney's cosy little fireside chats with oil executives (of course, NO special deals were given away in those sessions, right?)

     

    LOL, at all of them.
    4 Nov 2011, 07:05 PM Reply Like
  • megaballs
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    Tricky
    U serious?
    Same thing?
    Did Clinton or Bush ever invest billions of $ in speculative industries? I must be dumb because I didn't know
    What an awesome way to curry favor...billions to make kingmakers.
    If this is or was legal, it needs to be made illegal, goverment upon being inaugurated can then find industries and companies to invest with via loan guarantees,,,get paid, everyone gets paid.
    Poor Cheney...he dared talk with American industry execs....sucker Cheney...would you support a politician with money if you ll get a loan guaranteed of hundreds of millions from the Federal Govt?
    5 Nov 2011, 12:16 AM Reply Like
  • RJKRJK
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    To quote (or paraphrase) Shakespeare, "He doth protest too much".
    5 Nov 2011, 12:27 AM Reply Like
  • megaballs
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    It was late on a fri night...strike the record!
    5 Nov 2011, 09:51 AM Reply Like
  • HiSpeed
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    The only concern this POTUS has regarding "constitutional duties" is how to get around them.
    5 Nov 2011, 06:50 AM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    Guaranteed - The first question asked to the incumbent in the first Presidential debate will be:

     

    About the near 50 billion taxpayer dollars that you, Nancy, and Harry gave to your bankrupt green energy buddies - should we be picking winners and losers when we are nearly insolvent? End of debate...
    5 Nov 2011, 09:46 AM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    Mad.Max.....or "should we be picking winners and losers when our track record is zero out of 100. Let's just flip a coin and decide if we support or don't. We'll be much better off.
    10 Nov 2011, 02:05 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    He will have Teleprompters at his debates....a first
    10 Nov 2011, 04:36 PM Reply Like
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