NEW YORK ELECTION: Republican Bob Turner won the Congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner in Tuesday night’s special election, sparking concerns about the deteriorating approval rating of President Obama.

WHITE HOUSE QUESTIONED: E-mails between the White House and the Office of Management and Budget show that the White House pushed for a loan to the solar power company Solyndra, despite concerns by federal reviewers that the company was not financially sound. Solyndra went bankrupt last week, leaving behind a $500 million outstanding loan taxpayers are now liable for.

WATER COMPANY GAMES GOOGLE: The Central Basin Municipal Water District is paying $200,000 in taxpayer money to a company to produce positive stories in Google search results.