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  • ** FILE ** Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    LaHood to step down as secretary of transportation

    President Obama is losing another trusted member of his Cabinet with the announcement Tuesday that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is leaving the administration.


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A pay raise for Interior Secretary Kennth L. Salazar is being held up by Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, who is pressing for more energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and says Interior's policies are hurting energy workers.

    Senator holds up Salazar's pay raise over oil drilling

    Thanks to a constitutional quirk, Interior Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar makes less than most of his colleagues in President Obama's Cabinet, and a Republican senator says he'll keep it that way, blocking a nearly $20,000 raise for the high-level appointee until the administration approves more deep-water oil drilling.


  • ** FILE ** Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, flanked by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Michael R. Bromwich (center) and Assistant Interior Secretary Tom Strickland, visits Louisiana on Monday, Nov 22, 2010. He promised to work with the oil and gas industry and to "ensure that everyone understands the rules of the road." (Associated Press)

    Interior Secretary Salazar's pay hike spurs Senate fight

    Thanks to a constitutional quirk, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar makes less than most of his colleagues in President Obama's Cabinet, and a Republican senator says he'll keep it that way, blocking a nearly $20,000 raise for the high-level appointee, until the administration approves more deep-water oil drilling.


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