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Ray LaHood, former Obama Cabinet member, details his disappointments


WASHINGTON – When President Obama first won the White House, he recruited Ray LaHood, a Republican congressman, to join his Cabinet. The appointment, Obama declared, “reflects that bipartisan spirit” that would distinguish his presidency.

Seven years later and now out of office, LaHood has concluded that the opposite turned out to be true. Rather than reflecting the bipartisan spirit of the Obama presidency, LaHood said his appointment as secretary of transportation came to reflect its failure.


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