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Solar panel manufacturer Solyndra received a $535 million under a federal loan guarantee program. The company, which has since gone bankrupt and shut down operations, is under investigation by the FBI about whether it knowingly deceived the government for the money.

So what's the situation with Solyndra, who's the focus of the investigations, and how big a deal is this storyline? ProPublica sorts through what it does — and doesn't — mean. Read more»

President Obama lays out his jobs plan to Congress on Thursday.

Given the fact that large, sweeping statistics aren't the best gauge of how much credit (or criticism) to give to a politician, ProPublica runs through the various programs Obama created to help the economy, looking at whether they worked and where you can find the best reading on them. Read more»

New documents have surfaced several new details about the shadowy practice of snatching terrorism suspects from one country and rendering them into the custody of another. While the Obama administration has tried to distance itself from the some of the harshest counterterrorism techniques, it has also said that at least some forms of renditions will continue. Read more»

Michele Bachmann at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, ahead of the Ames Straw Poll.

Though she certainly has a challenger in Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has held the title of Tea Party favorite thus far in the presidential race, touting her opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage, support of "intelligent design," and rejection of the scientific consensus that human activity is a leading cause of global warming. Read more»

Muammar Gaddafi

Developments are still unfolding quickly in Libya, and there's a lot that's still unclear. We're laying out some key questions along with what we know so far. Read more»

An F-22 at Andrews Air Force Base in 2009.

The most expensive fighter jet ever built, the U.S.’s F-22, has not only sat on the sidelines in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya—the entire fleet has been grounded indefinitely since early May due to a problem that’s caused some mysterious symptoms for pilots. Read more»

New documents published today cast doubt on News Corporation’s claims that top executives and editors at the now-defunct News of the World were unaware of widespread phone hacking at the paper. Read more»

Mark Mendelsohn, the Justice Department’s former top enforcer of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The embattled media conglomerate News Corporation and its independent directors have not only hired top criminal defense lawyers, they’ve also hired former Justice Department prosecutors well-versed in U.S. bribery law. Read more»

Federal immigration authorities must hand over potentially embarrassing documents related to the implementation of a controversial immigration program known as Secure Communities, a federal judge ordered last week. Read more»

It's been two months since the federal government technically hit its $14.3-trillion debt limit, but there's still no agreement on a deal even as the deadline draws near. Here's a rundown of what's happened. Read more»

As criticism grows over an anti-smuggling operation that backfired, the federal agency that ran the "Fast and Furious" surveillance program—the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—is facing serious questions about its leadership. Read more»

In a first-person story this week, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas confessed his status as an undocumented immigrant, bringing renewed attention to the ever-simmering, never-solved issue of immigration reform. The account is garnering plenty of attention—and scrutiny—for Vargas. Read more» 3

A Boeing 737.

Just months after fights to limit labor rights in Wisconsin and other states grabbed national attention, another messy labor dispute—this time with Boeing—is getting headlines. Read more»

President Barack Obama has been taken to task for continued military engagement in Libya without approval from Congress.

President Obama is facing a swell of bipartisan criticism for continuing military engagement in Libya without congressional approval; even supporters of the Libya intervention have complained that the administration is flouting the law. So is it? Read more»

Firearms seized in a recent ATF investigation.

The ATF is under the gun yet again. Mexican police recently conducted a raid in Ciudad Juarez, a hotspot for the drug trade, and they swept up a cache of weapons. Among that cache? At least five assault rifles linked to a secretive anti-smuggling operation. Read more»

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