washingtonpost.com – A Bloomberg News article last week claimed that the Obama administration’s infamous clean-energy loan program — which had funded bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra — would actually earn at least $5 billion for taxpayers over the next two decades. Several other publications (including this one) followed the story. An official Department of Energy report came out later with the numbers, suggesting the program had already collected $810 million in interest payments — delighting White House officials who had been pilloried by the press and by Congress over Solyndra during President Obama’s first term.

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