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Source: Charlotte mayor to be nominated for transportation secretary



With PBO's ears and now this guy, I'm sensing a "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" vibe in the Obama cabinet.

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will tap Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday to become his next transportation secretary, a White House official with knowledge of his decision said Sunday.

If confirmed by the Senate, Foxx would replace Ray LaHood, who said in January he wouldn’t serve a second term. Foxx, first elected mayor in 2009, helped lead last summer’s Democratic National Convention in the Queen City.

He also championed the completion of an additional runway at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, though Foxx doesn’t have any specific experience as a transportation executive.

Foxx will be the first African-American Cabinet nominee of Obama’s second term. Currently, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is the only African-American to lead a Cabinet agency.


John Kerry's Nomination Out Of Committee, Ray LaHood To Step Down



Shuffling the cabinet continues.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as the 68th secretary of state, by a unanimous voice vote. The full Senate will vote on Kerry’s nomination later today.

The unanimous vote is not much of a surprise; Kerry sailed through his four-hour confirmation hearing.

The last Republican in the cabinet calls it quits-

It’s official — Ray LaHood has finally acknowledged what transportation-watchers have known for some time: He’s leaving the administration.

In a letter to DOT employees sent this morning, LaHood said he would stay on until President Barack Obama names a successor, putting an end to the cat-and-mouse game he’s played with the media for months.

“I’ve told President Obama, and I’ve told many of you, that this is the best job I’ve ever had,” LaHood wrote.


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