More Solyndra docs, subpoena “rebuffed”

From Hot Air:

Friday is always the designated “take out the trash” day in Washington and this week was no exception. After receiving increasingly heated demands from the Energy and Commerce Committee – not to mention a subpoena – for all documents related to the failed solar panel manufacturer, the White House responded. Of course, “responded” can mean different things to different people.

The White House on Friday rejected House Republicans’ subpoena for all internal communications related to the $535 million Solyndra loan guarantee, instead providing 135 pages of documents that administration officials say meet the “legitimate oversight interests” of congressional investigators.

In a letter to top Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Friday, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler said the documents “do not contain evidence of favoritism to political supporters or any wrongdoing by the White House in connection with the Solyndra loan guarantee.”

So apparently the people being served with subpoenas are now in the best position to be the judge of what meets the “legitimate oversight interests” of those doing the overseeing. It’s comforting to know that when they were deciding which documents to deliver and which to sit on, none of the ones they turned over showed “evidence of favoritism to political supporters or any wrongdoing.”

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Eric Cantor: House jobs bills have more bipartisan support than Obama’s stimulus bills

Boehner says Obama is inciting ‘class warfare’

From The Hill:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that President Obama is inciting class warfare “every day” as he pushes Congress to pass his jobs package.

“We are not going to engage in class warfare,” Boehner said on ABC’S “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.”  “[The] president’s out there doing it every day. I, frankly, think it’s unfortunate, because our job is to help all Americans, not to pit one set of Americans against another.”

Obama, Boehner added, “is clearly trying to do [that]. And it’s wrong.”

Behind Obama, Democrats have urged Boehner and other GOP leaders to pass the president’s $447 billion jobs legislation, which includes funding for infrastructure projects, teachers and first responders, but would also raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans – a move that’s anathema to conservatives. 

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Obama Administration Opposes Prayer at WWII Memorial

From Front Porch Politics:

Republican lawmakers and conservative activists are expressing outrage after the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The objection was noted during a congressional hearing on Rep. Bill Johnson’s, R-Ohio, bill — the “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011.”

“It is unconscionable that the Obama administration would stand in the way of honoring our nation’s distinguished World War II veterans,” Johnson said. “President Roosevelt’s prayer gave solace, comfort and strength to our nation and our brave warriors as we fought against tyranny and oppression.”

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