Republicans Subpoena White House on Solyndra

    Solyndra LLC signage is displayed outside of the company's headquarters in Fremont, California, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. A job fair, sponsored by the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board, was put together to help recently laid off employees from the Solyndra LLC company find new employers. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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    Republicans are forging ahead with their inquiry into the loan guarantees for the solar company Solyndra. Overriding Democratic objections, Republicans on a House Energy and Commerce Committee panel voted to subpoena internal White House communications relating to the stimulus loan program. The White House had tried to prevent the move by delivering several boxes of emails and other documents to the committee Wednesday afternoon, but Republicans said they had yet to get to the bottom of the investigation. Democrats criticized the Republicans’ request for being overly broad, saying that it could allow them to demand President Obama’s BlackBerry messages. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) called the move a partisan “fishing expedition.”

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