President Obama (left) speaks during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Oct. 3, 2011. Seated next to the president are Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (center) and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. (Associated Press)

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President Obama (left) speaks during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Oct. 3, 2011. Seated next to the president are Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (center) and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. (Associated Press)