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Fisker Flight: Auto Start-Up Given $529 Million Loan Courtesy of US Taxpayers Heads for the Finnish Line

By Doug Powers  •  October 21, 2011 09:56 AM

**Written by Doug Powers In January of 2010, a “green” automotive startup called Fisker, the recipient of a $529 million US Dept. of Energy loan, purchased a former GM plant in Wilmington, Delaware. Almost immediately there were suspicions of a possible quid pro quo deal involving Joe Biden. For now, though, those allegations can be […]

Document drop exclusive: Issa asks CEO about White House/Ford fiasco

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 29, 2011 05:12 PM

GOP House Oversight and Government Reform chair Rep. Darryl Issa has questions for Ford CEO Alan Mulally about the White House Ford fiasco. In a new letter Mulally received today, Rep. Issa requests more information and notes that he is “deeply concerned about undue political pressure exerted by the White House on public companies. Issa […]

Our White House bully problem

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2011 09:30 AM

Media progs and Soros monkeys are working overtime to discredit yesterday’s Detroit News report on alleged White House intimidation of, and pressure on, Ford Motor Company over its popular ad critical of the government auto bailout. As I pointed out yesterday, it’s just another one of those Chicago coincidences that the Attack Watch goon squad’s […]

Chicago on the Potomac: White House reportedly takes Ford to woodshed over anti-bailout ad; Update: Detroit News reporter stands by story; Ford denies pressure; White House disputes story

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 27, 2011 01:28 PM

Your Chicago Way read of the day comes from the Detroit News, where columnist Daniel Howes brings news that a few calls from the White House have led to Ford Motor Company yanking ads that spotlighted its refusal to take government auto bailout money. Nice car company ya got there, fellas. Would be a shame […]

Debbie Stabenow Introducing Bill That Would Spend $2 Billion (More) on Batteries

By Doug Powers  •  July 8, 2011 09:12 PM

They keep spending, and spending, and spending, and…

Delphi update: More White House meddling in UAW bailout revealed

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 23, 2011 12:57 PM

If you paid attention here last fall, you know all about how Obama Treasury officials screwed over non-union white-collar workers at Delphi, a leading auto parts company spun off from GM a decade ago. See my September 2010 Special Report– The Delphi disaster: An economic horror story Obama won’t tell. (More background links below.) A […]

British Study: Electric Cars Not So Green

By Doug Powers  •  June 13, 2011 04:44 PM

Emission Accomplished

Restaurant Obama Cited Last Week as Bailout Beneficiary Going Out of Business

By Doug Powers  •  June 9, 2011 11:38 AM

**Written by Doug Powers The Reverse Midas Touch has claimed another victim: TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio restaurant mentioned last week by President Barack Obama as an indirect beneficiary of the government’s Chrysler bailout will go out of business Sunday after a more than 70-year history. Co-owner Richard Lawrence of New Chet’s Restaurant in […]

They Don’t Call Them ‘Limousine Liberals’ For Nothing

By Doug Powers  •  June 1, 2011 09:42 AM

**Written by Doug Powers While you were being encouraged to trade in your gas guzzler and buy an expensive electric golf cart, the size of the government’s limo fleet was almost doubling: The number of limousines owned by the U.S. government increased by 73 percent during the first two years of the Obama administration, according […]

Obama to Person Concerned About Fuel Prices: Trade in Your Gas Guzzler Instead of Complaining

By Doug Powers  •  April 7, 2011 10:16 AM

Subtle salesmanship

Does Obama Think I Drive a Bugatti Veyron?

By Doug Powers  •  March 15, 2011 02:29 PM

Stuck with 8 to 10 miles a gallon?

Sunday Open Thread

By Doug Powers  •  March 6, 2011 01:56 PM

**Written by Doug Powers A fairly nice day in Las Vegas will mean that I’m out wandering instead of in the hotel writing where I should be, so here’s an open thread for discussion. Possible topics: In February, GM sold just 281 Chevy Volts. That number is actually down from January. Sure, only 281 were […]

Consumer Reports Knocks the Volt

By Doug Powers  •  February 28, 2011 11:03 PM

“Doesn’t really make a lot of sense”

Bonus-Mania at GM

By Doug Powers  •  February 14, 2011 03:32 PM

**Written by Doug Powers In 2009, when Barack Obama announced that the federal government was assuming a 60% stake in General Motors, the president called the American people “reluctant shareholders” in that company. As shareholders, when might we expect a dividend check? The general taxpaying public will probably see Justin Bieber on the cover of […]

‘Do as I Say, Not as I Do’ — US Transportation Secretary Edition

By Doug Powers  •  February 10, 2011 10:45 AM

**Written by Doug Powers A couple of months ago: U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Unveils New DOT Webpage on ‘Buy America’ Yesterday: (CNSNews.com) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that he told his daughter to buy a Japanese car–a Toyota Sienna–and that she did so. “Mr. LaHood, there are some UAW people here and […]

GM Stock Sale: Union Wins, Taxpayers Lose

By Doug Powers  •  November 28, 2010 09:47 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Just to make the story I’ll get to in a minute a little more nauseating, if you haven’t seen it already, view the latest GM ad thanking you, the taxpayer, for helping the company get back on its feet: You’re welcome, GM. When might we expect our first dividend check? Helping […]

Motor Trend ‘Car of the Year': Chevy Volt (Congratulations, Taxpayers!)

By Doug Powers  •  November 16, 2010 02:19 PM

You like me! You really like me!

Bush nostalgia: Let’s not get carried away, ok?

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 9, 2010 10:04 AM

As you all know, President George W. Bush is on his book/rehabilitation tour — hitting every MSM and cable news show from the Today Show to Hannity, plus Oprah, Rush Limbaugh, and beyond. His candor, decency, self-effacement, and clear love of country stand in stark contrast to the current antagonist-in-chief at the White House, so […]

Document drop: Another federal investigation launched into Delphi Disaster

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 6, 2010 01:04 PM

Here’s the latest update to my reporting on the Delphi disaster — the economic horror story Team Obama won’t tell. As you know, the White House auto team and Treasury Department cut a backroom deal with the UAW to cover union workers’ pensions while shafting non-union salaried workers who were deemed politically expendable. The Delphi […]

The Delphi disaster: Judge refuses to dismiss non-union pensioners’ charges

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 24, 2010 04:58 PM

Good news today for the Delphi salaried retirees who were screwed over by Team Obama’s auto task force and the UAW. As I reported Wednesday, the Delphi white-collar workers were in court today for a hearing on their federal lawsuit challenging the backroom deals that led to massively slashed pension benefits for non-union workers while […]

One Bailout, One Scotch & One Beer

By Doug Powers  •  September 24, 2010 10:49 AM

Recovery summer!

How about this pledge: “I will not swallow any more crap sandwiches”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 23, 2010 09:24 AM

Making pledges is easy. Keeping them? Not so much. Just ask Mr. Hope and Change. The new GOP pledge is fine as far as it goes — especially the upfront acknowledgment that government’s powers derive from the consent of the governed, not from the penumbras emanating from the fingertips of all President Obama’s czars. But […]

Special Report– The Delphi disaster: An economic horror story Obama won’t tell

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2010 09:40 AM

Last month, I mentioned the plight of the Delphi salaried retired workers on the Hannity Show (starts at 4:00 minute mark) during our segment on the Obama Beltway Chainsaw Massacre. Today, my column delves further into the economic horror stories of these forgotten victims of Obama’s auto bailout/union payoff. I’ll be telling more of them […]

Granholm to Obama Pre-Auto Bailout: I Hope You Know What You’re Doing

By Doug Powers  •  September 6, 2010 10:14 AM

Road scholars?

Recovery Summer Update: Government Motors to Invest $500 Million in Factory in… Mexico

By Doug Powers  •  August 6, 2010 12:13 PM

**Written by Doug Powers This is just their way of saying “thanks for the second chance, American taxpayers”: General Motors will invest $500 million to produce a new vehicle and eight-cylinder engines in a plant in northeastern Mexico, a company spokesman said on August 4. The decision was announced at a meeting on August 3 […]

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