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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Ray Lahood
Insisting the five-year-old federal stimulus package staved off a U.S. depression, Vice President Joe Biden toured the mucky site of a future Mississippi River harbor near an Illinois steel town and pressed for continued infrastructure spending he says has helped define the nation.
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has joined the board of director of a bus manufacturer.
Vice President Joe Biden is to visit southern Illinois.
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is being honored as one of two Arab Americans of the Year by a Michigan organization.
A former Illinois congressman who once led the U.S. Department of Transportation is joining a law firm as a senior policy adviser.
News media and politics in the age of Obama have grown uncomfortably close. So many journalists have found employment in the Obama administration that the phenomenon has become a story itself, with a dozen news organizations tracking the cross-pollination between the two and speculating on the implications.
Talk about a liberal conundrum. If liberals succeed in forcing Americans into electric cars and tiny econo-boxes, it will starve state and federal gas tax revenue. In order to bridge the monetary gap, state and federal bureaucrats are considering the most Orwellian solution possible, a "vehicle miles traveled" tax.
I implore the House Republicans not to be swayed by the likes of former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, et al., when it comes to the immigration bill. They're very clever in trying to push the argument that if you don't pass an immigration bill "it will be a death knell" for the GOP, as Mr. LaHood recently said. The people who espouse this lie are either naive or have a hidden agenda.
The Senate has unanimously confirmed Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., and a political ally of President Barack Obama, as transportation secretary.
The National Security Agency's conniving with Verizon to reveal the whereabouts of Americans going about their daily business is the cheap stuff.
He's long since left the country, but if former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's son Sam ever heads back to Egypt, he might need a get-out-of-jail card. An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced him — along with 15 other Americans — to prison time for using foreign funds to stir up unrest in the nation.
He doesn't utter discredited terms such as "stimulus" or "shovel-ready" anymore, but President Obama renewed his push Monday for at least $50 billion more in spending on roads and bridges as he introduced his pick for secretary of transportation.
As the federal government struggles with sequestration and governments at all levels also face the need to economize isn't it time to start awarding government contracts to the lowest bidder, rather than on the basis of skin color, national origin and sex?
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday announced its final list of 149 air traffic control facilities that will close nationwide due to the automatic federal spending cuts that kicked in earlier this month.
Leaders are supposed to solve problems. When confronted with challenges, they step forward with solutions. Yet as the deadline for sequestration looms, we are sadly faced with an administration that seems more focused on holding campaign rallies than finding smarter ways to identify cost savings and to continue growing our economy.
The top Republicans on the House and Senate transportation committees have demanded Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood explain why the FAA chose to close air traffic facilities, and not less essential services, as a way of coping with the sequester.
And we're taking it very seriously," Mr. LaHood said on CNN's "State of the Union."