GOP: White House to turn over more Solyndra documents
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. (Getty Images and Brian Yaklyvich/CNN)
November 10th, 2011
06:50 PM ET

GOP: White House to turn over more Solyndra documents

The folks over at CNN wires have the latest on the back and forth between the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the White House over a subpoena issues last week by the Committee for all White House documents relating to Solyndra – the solar panel manufacturer that received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal loan guarantees before going bankrupt earlier this year. According to a statement by spokesman Eric Schultz, the White House plans to respond tomorrow to the Committee's latest requests.

Here's the story:

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The White House agreed Thursday to turn over some documents demanded under subpoena by a House panel investigating the collapse of solar energy firm Solyndra, Republican investigators said.

White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler initially balked at complying with the House Energy Committee's subpoena, calling it too broad.

A statement by committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan and Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Florida, who heads the investigating subcommittee, said the White House counsel's office informed them Thursday "that it plans to begin providing responsive materials to the committee's subpoena."

"As we have said before, we stand ready to work with the White House on its document production and believe it is entirely possible for the White House to produce information for an investigation that the White House Counsel herself has acknowledged is both legitimate and necessary," the statement said.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said, "We are continuing to work with the committee to accommodate legitimate oversight requests and will provide a response to the committee tomorrow."

Check out the rest of the story here.

UPDATE:  POTUS schedule Thursday April 7, 2011
April 7th, 2011
07:49 AM ET

UPDATE: POTUS schedule Thursday April 7, 2011

 Looks like they are giving it another try.  Obama, Biden, Reid and Boehner will meet again at the White House at 1pm.

1:00PM           THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to discuss ongoing negotiations on a funding bill

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – The midnight oil was burning at the White House last night.  President Obama, Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner met at the White House for 90 minutes to negotiate a possible budget deal to avoid a government shut down.

"I remain confident that if we're serious about getting something done, we should be able to complete a deal and get it passed and avert a shutdown," Obama said. "But it's going to require a sufficient sense of urgency from all parties involved" to prevent a shutdown that "could have real effects on everyday Americans."

But the bottom line this morning ...there is still no deal.

The president's schedule for the day is after the jump.   So far no other budget meeting has been planned for the president.


White House Counsel calls latest health care ruling just "part of process"
FILE/White House Counsel Robert Bauer attending a ceremony for Justice Elena Kagan.
February 1st, 2011
06:08 PM ET

White House Counsel calls latest health care ruling just "part of process"

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The White House’s top lawyer appears to be taking the latest legal setback for health care reform in stride.  Responding to Monday's ruling by a federal judge in Florida, White House Counsel Robert Bauer said it was "part of a process" that will not result in the ultimate nullification of President Obama's signature domestic achievement.

"I would have decided it differently," Bauer said Tuesday at a forum to discuss the implication of pending nominations to the federal judiciary.  Bauer said the decision added "another voice" to the constitutional objections to the law, but he believed the issue would eventually be resolved in the administration's favor. FULL POST