Bailout

Fair Game

Conservative think tank slams hypocrisy of Obama ally

A conservative think tank that the Center for American Progress has accused of being a corporate shill slammed the liberal behemoth for its reported hypocrisy.

Making Mullah Mobiles

Bailed-out GM owns stake in French car company with ties to Iran

A French car manufacturer that is partially owned by the taxpayer-funded General Motors Company (GM) claims to have ceased its longtime business dealings with Iran, though experts have cast doubts on this claim.

Losing Ground

United States behind Mauritius and Qatar in survey of worldwide economic freedom

The United States ranked 18th in a recent study on worldwide economic freedom, falling behind countries such as Finland, Chile, Mauritius, and Qatar.

Failed CEO to Praise Obama

Ousted CarMax CEO to stump for incumbent car czar president

CarMax cofounder and ousted CEO Austin Ligon will speak at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night to tout President Obama’s leadership, but Ligon’s own record has been marred by failures of leadership.

Bought and Paid For

Corporations pour $20M into DNC

Several corporations—including banks that accepted federal bailouts totaling in the billions—have contributed more than $20 million to fund the Democratic National Convention (DNC), according to a Bloomberg report.

From Janesville to Jilin

Government Motors opened plant in China four months after closing plant in Wisconsin

A bailed out General Motors expanded its small truck and SUV manufacturing in China soon after closing down similar facilities in Janesville, Wisconsin—the plant Barack Obama pledged to save and keep open for “another hundred years” in 2008.