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Chrysler repays Treasury Dept. for auto bailout loan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Treasury department said on Tuesday that automaker Chrysler Group LLC has repaid $5.1 billion in bailout loans and ended its ability to draw a remaining $2.1 billion. The government committed a total $12.5 billion to Chrysler under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, and the…

State Dept. spokesman: Manning treatment ‘counterproductive and stupid’

Even the U.S. State Department spokesman is slamming the Pentagon for their treatment of the U.S. soldier accused of leaking State Department cables to secrets outlet WikiLeaks. British television journalist Philippa Thomas recently joined State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley and several others for a talk at MIT. “And then, inevitably,…