At least three other government-backed solar firms face the same challenging market conditions that brought down Solyndra, the now bankrupt solar panel maker that could cost taxpayers over $500 million.
In a stunning upset that reshaped the U.S. political landscape, Republican Scott Brown won Tuesday's special election in Massachusetts for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by liberal Democrat Ted Kennedy.
Scott Brown The Republican Senator-elect handed President Obama the first defeat of his presidency. After trailing by double digits a little more than a week ago, yesterday Brown beat Democrat Martha Coakley in the race to fill the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. No Republican had won a U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts since 1972. Brown, a 50-year-old state senator, campaigned as the pickup truck-driving candidate, capitalizing on voter frustrations and vowing to send Obama's health care bill "back to its drawing board." The GOP win in Tuesday's special election means that Democrats have lost their 60-seat, filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, jeopardizing much of Obama's agenda, including health care reform. "He's branded himself brilliantly. He has run as the people's senator," said Jennifer Donahue, a political analyst and contributor to The Huffington Post. Brown, a lieutenant colonial in the Massachusetts National Guard, is well-prepared for life in Washington. As a
The victory by Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate special election to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat, observers have noted, will make or break the health care reform bill in Congress.
The voters in Massachusetts sent a message loud and clear. Maybe even a "shot heard around the world." At least the political world. Tuesday night's victory for Scott Brown for the vacant seat held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy for 46 years was a massive win for disenchanted voters everywhere.
Look no further than the two warning flares shot up from Virginia and New Hampshire Tuesday evening to understand how concerned Democrats are about the political consequences of losing the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat to Republican Scott Brown.
For weeks, he was the underdog candidate, running behind in the race for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. But today, Republican Scott Brown could deal President Obama his first defeat in the 2010 congressional elections.
Faced with the once-unthinkable prospect of losing the Massachusetts Senate race, Democratic officials on Capitol Hill are quietly talking about options for passing health care reform without that critical 60th Senate vote.
Dr. Rajiv Shah President Obama announced Wednesday that Shah, the 36-year-old administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will be in charge of the overall U.S. relief effort in Haiti. "The goal of the relief effort in the first 72 hours will be very focused on saving lives," Shah said.
The hot water goes cold, the air conditioner goes hot or maybe the washing machine's spin cycle is starting to sound like a Harley-Davidson rally. Alas, your warranty on the appliance in question expired long ago. Suddenly you're faced with a tough, potentially pricey decision: fix the broken item or replace it? Repair would cost less in the short term, but you'd hate to invest in something that could spring another problem soon. These guidelines will help you decide.
Greek international Georgios Samaras came on as a substitute to head a 79th minute winner which gave Celtic a 2-1 victory at Motherwell and sent them eight points clear of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
Barcelona's 15-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end with a 4-2 away defeat against Atletico Madrid on Saturday and they must now regroup for their Champions League home match against Celtic on Tuesday.
In the chemistry-challenged specimen of serendipity and romantic fate-tampering called "The Lake House," Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock), a melancholy but pretty Chicago doctor living in 2006, meets her soul mate, Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves), a melancholy but pretty architect whose only drawback as boyfriend material is that he's living in 2004.
Poor little rich babe, scion of English movie-star royalty, AK-47-toting punkette bounty hunter: If Domino Harvey's life didn't already sound like a chicly garish girl-with-model- cheekbones-goes-slumming thriller, then a girl-with-model-cheekbones- goes-slumming thriller would have to be made to exploit it.
Anyone who has seen the attention-grabbing trailer for "A History of Violence," with its emphasis on images of Viggo Mortensen packing heat, might conclude that the tagline is "Aragorn: No More Mister Nice Guy."
On the face of it, Roman Polanski's "Oliver Twist," with a screenplay by Ronald Harwood, is in the tradition of every faithful "Oliver Twist" ever filmed -- a photogenic, straightforward, CliffsNotes staging of Charles Dickens' harrowing story about a penniless orphan negotiating among cruel and occasionally good adults in a world that has no time for children, and even less for penniless orphans.
Zombies are, if anything, overrepresented in today's movie marketplace. Yet the spiritual tradition that invented them -- Afro-Caribbean voodoo -- rarely gets the spotlight, serving mostly as a genre backdrop for all-too-familiar stories about good-looking white people in over their heads (e.g., "Angel Heart").
If you're a certain kind of moviegoer -- my kind -- then the announcement that Paul Schrader's prequel to "The Exorcist," was being shelved after it had been fully shot and edited only stoked your desire to see it.
Few could have predicted that Bill Murray, Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler would ever be taken seriously as actors, so hear me out when I say that Will Ferrell, over the next decade, could make a similar transformation.